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Are you learning New Testament Greek with Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek? Here's where you can meet other learners using this textbook. Use this board to ask questions and post your work for feedback. Use this forum too to discuss all things Koine, LXX & New Testament Greek including grammar, syntax, textbook talk and more.

How much should I learn before moving to 2nd year Greek?

I have been through the "Basic's of Biblical Greek" by William Mounce, and I have been reviewing it every day now for quite awhile. But I have yet to learn everything in it to perfection. I was wanting to know if it would be better to keep learning and memorizing every little detail from the Basics until I get it all down, or is it OK and normal to move on with the intentions of ...
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Basic's of Biblical Greek: workbook

I just ordered the workbook that is from Mounce, and it is the workbook that goes with the Textbook of the "Basic's of Bibical Greek." Has anyone here used it? Is is any good? What ways will it help me? I have already been through the textbook and I have reviewed it a number of times to get as much out of it as I can. It has been a blessing! But I still need ...
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no spaces

I don't remember where I heard this, but can anyone confirm if it is true that biblical Greek had no spaces between words or sentences.

EXAMPLE:

inenglishitwouldlooklikethis
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Vowel distinction (Pronunciation)

How many here make distinction in pronouncing long and short vowels

Iota- Long and Short like "I" in "intrigue"

Alpha- Long and short like "A" in perhaps "Abraham"

- If there are more than one sound then how can one distiunguish against the sounds of omicron and Eta ;

When you answer be mindful of our respective geography (this from an American living in Texas - our ears are a disaster)

Any tips on improving ...
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Matt 19:3 and 6

Since the pharisees are asking if it is lawful in the sense of possible ( ecestin ). Isn't Christ's answer essentially NO! with the imperative

mh xwrizetw (Matt 19:6)?

In other words, divorce is Not possible for every cause and then He stipulates the causes making divorce possible in the sentences following?
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2 Timothy 3:15

"and because from a babe the Holy Writings thou hast known, which are able to make thee wise -- to salvation, through faith that in Christ Jesus"

My question is:

In Greek we have: ta dunamena se sophisai

Could ta dunamena be interpreted in a restrictive sense: "those able to make you wise" meaning: not all scripture makes wise, the precepts of the Torah are outdated, just keep the parts that are able to ...
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Romans 8:23

a)pekdexo/menoi th\n a)polu/trwsin tou= sw/matos h(mw=n

This verse is classically interpreted as 'redemption of our bodies'. However given the definition of a)polu/trwsin as 'Being set free,liberated by payment of a ransom' I'm confused.

It seems to me this clause could be interpreted in two ways with exact opposite meanings.

redemption of our bodies (ie a renewed and transformed version of this body)

or

liberation from our bodies (ie a complete freedom and release from this ...
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Dictionary Review

A review of A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek can be found at:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2004/2004-07-36.html
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Chapter 10 questions

Hi all
I am new to the forum, never posted yet. I am glad this forum is here for us to ask questions and hopefully get some answers. My name is Jimmy from New Jersey, right outside NYC. I am up to chapter 10, the voc was easy to learn but I have a few questions. Do the articles act the same with 3rd dec nouns as they do with 1st & 2nd dec nouns, ...
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Confusing Lingo

Howdy, I found a troubling sentance in one of my greek books. legw ton auton logon

The translation I attempted did not make any sense. I translated it "I spoke it the word" or "a word"

The book gave me "I say the same word."

Why would that sentance mean that?
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