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Introduction: MrPisky

Postby MrPisky » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:58 am

Hello,
I am a student of the bible and as such have an interest in learning more about Koine Greek. I have come to this forum with a specific desire to inquire about certain passages in particular as they pertain to doctrinal and eschatological issues in which I am deeply interested.

I recently purchased a set of Greek flash cards as well as some Greek grammar materials. Unfortunately, I have not had the time available to delve into actually learning Greek as I would love to. Therefore, I would like to post some questions to those who are more knowledgeable about Koine Greek to gain a better understanding of usage in certain passages. I will post my threads in the appropriate forum. I am very much interested in finding someone who would be willing to do some consulting and provide a written opinion that could be used as support for grammatical arguments, but I'll take what I can get. :)

Kind regards!

Paul
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Re: Introduction: MrPisky

Postby bedwere » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:35 am

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Re: Introduction: MrPisky

Postby Barry Hofstetter » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:54 pm

There is also B-Greek, a forum specifically devoted to biblical Greek:

http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/ind ... 24cd1feadb
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Re: Introduction: MrPisky

Postby jeidsath » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:58 pm

I happen to think that our Koine forum is pretty good, actually.

Biblical Greek is really a misnomer. New Testament Greek was the normal Greek of that time and place, and the NT can best be understood by taking it in context with the body of Greek literature, rather than extracted from its natural habitat and placed on a specimen slide.
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Re: Introduction: MrPisky

Postby MrPisky » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:30 pm

Thank you one and all, I appreciate the helpful responses! :D
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Re: Introduction: MrPisky

Postby Barry Hofstetter » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:41 pm

jeidsath wrote:I happen to think that our Koine forum is pretty good, actually.

Biblical Greek is really a misnomer. New Testament Greek was the normal Greek of that time and place, and the NT can best be understood by taking it in context with the body of Greek literature, rather than extracted from its natural habitat and placed on a specimen slide.


I often make a similar point, that biblical Greek needs to be understood from this broader context (and so I encourage people to read as much extra-biblical Greek as possible including the non-literary papyri), but it's still a justifiable designation for the body of literature comprising the New Testament, the Septuagint, and closely related writings such as the Didache and the sub-apostolic fathers. These share sufficiently unique features that warrant a sub-category. "Biblical Greek" should be understood more as a literary designation than as a language distinction, although particularly in the realm of semantics one is going to see specialized meanings. ὀ θεός will normally mean quite something else to someone headed to Delphi than to one of the authors of the NT documents...

Mentioning the B-Greek forum is not meant in any way to disparage the Textkit forums, which are outstanding, but to provide yet another resource for the interested student.
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