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Greek New Testament College Courses on YouTube

Eternity Bible College has uploaded two of its college courses on learning New Testament Biblical Greek unto YouTube: New Testament Greek I and New Testament Greek II. New Testament Greek I is your basic course on nouns, verbs and other parts of speech. New Testament Greek II translates each verse from the epistles of I John and Philippians. If you are a self-learner like me, this is another great resource to take advantage of while ...
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Who was rebuked in Matt. 17:18?

καὶ ἐπετίμησεν αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ τὸ δαιμόνιον καὶ ἐθεραπεύθη ὁ παῖς ἀπὸ τῆς ὥρας ἐκείνης

No previous mention has been made of a demon when Matthew tells us Jesus rebuked him. The most accessible antecedent is the boy. The language used by the father σεληνιάζεται ... θεραπεῦσαι is ambiguous. σεληνιάζεται may suggest some sort of demonic agency but θεραπεῦσαι does not suggest exorcism. So the question is why should we assume ...
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Seeking NT in modern Greek pronunciation

I seem to remember a thread—probably on this board but maybe on Learning Greek or some other—in which someone provided a link to a very attractive reading of the NT by a Greek. Can anyone refer me to it? I want to see how well I follow without looking at the text.
Thanks in advance,
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Theodotian Old Testament

I was wondering how much of Theodotian is still extant. Do we only have the book of Daniel? If there is more, where could I find this material. Also, how much of the other translations are still available and who are the authors of these other translations?

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Mark 14:46-52

Καὶ εὐθὺς ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος παραγίνεται Ἰούδας εἷς τῶν δώδεκα καὶ μετ’ αὐτοῦ ὄχλος μετὰ μαχαιρῶν καὶ ξύλων παρὰ τῶν ἀρχιερέων καὶ τῶν γραμματέων καὶ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων. δεδώκει δὲ ὁ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν σύσσημον αὐτοῖς λέγων· Ὃν ἂν φιλήσω αὐτός ἐστιν· κρατήσατε αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπάγετε ἀσφαλῶς. καὶ ἐλθὼν εὐθὺς προσελθὼν αὐτῷ λέγει· Ῥαββί, καὶ κατεφίλησεν αὐτόν. οἱ δὲ ἐπέβαλαν τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῷ καὶ ἐκράτησαν αὐτόν. εἷς δέ τις τῶν παρεστηκότων σπασάμενος τὴν μάχαιραν ἔπαισεν τὸν δοῦλον ...
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A new textual variant

Καὶ ὅτε ἐπλήσθησαν αἱ ἡμέραι τοῦ καθαρισμοῦ αὐτῶν κατὰ τὸν νόμον Μωϋσέως, ἀνήγαγον αὐτὸν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα παραστῆσαι τῷ κυρίῳ, καθὼς γέγραπται ἐν νόμῳ κρίου ὅτι Πᾶν ἄρσεν διανοῖγον μήτραν ἅγιον τῷ κυρίῳ κληθήσεται, καὶ τοῦ δοῦναι θυσίαν κατὰ τὸ εἰρημένον ἐν τῷ νόμῳ κυρίου, ζεῦγος τρυγόνων ἢ δύο νοσσοὺς περιστερῶν.

(Luke 2:22-24 UBS Greek NT, Reader's Edition 2010) (italics theirs)

This is big! A previously undiscovered source text for the Gospels. I'm going to write ...
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The Psalms in the Septuagint and Εἰς τὸ τέλος

I have slowly been working my way through the Septuagint's translation of the Psalms. One of the first things I noticed was the ubiquitous occurrence of "Εἰς τὸ τέλος" in the titles of the Psalms and the "Διάψαλμα" at strategic locations. After some research and finding out that there is some debate as to what these indicate I came to realize they are strangely reminiscent of the "Dal Segno", "Al Coda" markings in music.

https://www.finalemusic.com/UserManuals/Finale2012Mac/Content/Finale/D_S_D_S_al_Coda.htm ...
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Reading Paul's 2nd Epistle to the Corintintians

In another place I recently encountered someone boasting about their prowess in Koine, that reading Greek NT was "effortless" and I got to thinking about it, I haven't even read the entire NT in Greek. Paul's 2nd Epistle to the Corintintians isn't my favorite book in the canon. I don't recall ever hearing anyone preach or teach from it. It wasn't a part of the "liturgy" as I remember it. I had a course where ...
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The Greek word γάρ

I have been studying the Greek word γάρ. I came across this article:

http://www.academia.edu/749516/Notes_on ... _Testament

I hope the link worked. Anyway, the writer states that γάρ is a explantory particle. I emailed him and this is the conversation that we have had so far:

My name is Douglas Collins. I have been studying Romans 12 and was interested in the meaning of the Greek word γαρ. I ...
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εὐθεῖα Psalmoi 18:9

at the first of the Mounce BBG 3rd edition pages(before the table of contents), He gives a quote from LXX
ΨΑΛΜΟΙ ΙΗ 8-10, 15
the interesting part for me is that, at the first-half of the second line (it appears to be verse 9)
It reads, τἁ δικαιώματα κυρίου εὐθεῖα, εὐφραίνοντα καρδἰαν·
it seems to me that εὐθεῖα is a female singular adjective and is predicating the neuter plural noun τἁ δικαιώματα. is it possible ...
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