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Nativity Story.

Postby Scribo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:10 pm

So I may have mentioned that in my first year of Greek, for the last session or two, we sat and read the nativity story. It was quite a change in that it wasn't classical Greek, I don't think anyone was Christian and it was so unexpected but given the season it was a wonderful departure.

Given Textkit's love of reading threads wouldn't it be nice to go through it? though its actually pretty late in December, from what I remember Luke is massive but Matthew might be more manageable. Or a mixture, I don't know, it would be nice and festive. If this takes off, I suggest Markos lead the group since he obviously is at home with this material.
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Re: Nativity Story.

Postby Paul Derouda » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:58 pm

I'm in. I'm not a Christian, but a good story is a good story. Please, Markos!
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Re: Nativity Story.

Postby Markos » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:47 pm

Paul Derouda wrote: I'm not a Christian...


οὐδεὶς τέλειός ἐστιν. :lol:

Scribo wrote: I suggest Markos lead the group....


The spirit is willing, but the schedule is weak. :(
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Re: Nativity Story.

Postby uberdwayne » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:08 pm

I think this is a great idea... I could facilitate :)... My greek is certainly not exemplary (hence the term facilitate) like Markos, but my studies have been in koine for a while and I do feel comfortable in the gospels. Since my discussion with Michael has come to a close in the "Byzantine Textform," (if anyone wants to continue in that discussion i'd be happy to ablige) I'll have a bit of time to make posts. I think Luke 2:1-21 would be a great passage to go over. If this sounds good I can open a new thread. I don't want anyone to think that I'm high-jacking this topic.
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Re: Nativity Story.

Postby Paul Derouda » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:26 pm

That sounds like a good idea. I'm in. I must say I'm not really at home with NT Greek and I don't even remember if I've ever read Matthew in Greek. Since the nativity story is so close to the beginning, probably I've read at least that...

Anyway, I guess Scribo asked Markos because he thought it very unlikely that he could resist the temptation. Markos, this isn't typical of you! :)
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Re: Nativity Story.

Postby C. S. Bartholomew » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:36 pm

If uberdwayne agrees to"facilitate" I could field questions about syntax and lexical semantics.
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Re: Nativity Story.

Postby uberdwayne » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Paul Derouda wrote:That sounds like a good idea. I'm in.

C.S. Bartholomew wrote:If uberdwayne agrees to "facilitate" I could field questions about syntax and lexical semantics.


Great! I am currently at work, but when I get home I will start our new thread! :D

Markos.... You have failed us! But feel free to join in anyway! :lol:
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