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by ndansmith
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Blass and DeBrunner -- Best NT Grammar?
Replies: 3
Views: 4627

Re: Blass and DeBrunner -- Best NT Grammar?

Blass-Debrunner is in my estimation a better reference tool as opposed to education tool. Other grammars are better for systematic study.
by ndansmith
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Programming language
Replies: 30
Views: 6905

Re: Programming language

Python++
by ndansmith
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: MORTAL - MORTALITY are related to the Greek μό?ος (moro
Replies: 4
Views: 1978

Neos wrote:This is the "Learning Greek" forum and the purpose of these posts is to help people learn more easily Greek by relating english words to Greek cognates.
In my experience, letting the student discover cognates on his or her own has a greater didactic value, but to each his own.
by ndansmith
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: MORTAL - MORTALITY are related to the Greek μό?ος (moro
Replies: 4
Views: 1978

Now that these posts are perhaps more etymologically precise ("related to"), I am still wondering what their overall purpose is here on TextKit.
by ndansmith
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ancient Greek for practical communication?
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

annis wrote:For the best in secrecy, invent your own language for your diary!
For THE best in secrecy, encrypt your diary with AES and a strong key. :wink:
by ndansmith
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3731

Re: Codex Sinaiticus Online

Deses wrote:Apparently, the number of Greek scholars in the world is absolutely astonishing.
More like popular news sites like Slashdot linked to it and claimed it had no account of Jesus' resurrection, thereby setting of a firestorm of ignorant silliness.
by ndansmith
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: translation NT
Replies: 11
Views: 7498

thanks for your link my question is the translation for " 1. colossian, vers 13 & 14 ". i don't like to have the text of this vers. i like to have the translation of the number 1 then the translation for colossain and the correct word in greek for "vers" etc. so shortly, how does it looks in greek:...
by ndansmith
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Short Goliath
Replies: 0
Views: 2174

Short Goliath

I am writing a thesis on the textual differences between the LXX and the Masoretic text in 1 Samuel 16-18 (1 Kingdoms 16-18 :wink:). You can read a very brief sketch here . It should be an interesting study, and I have yet to reach a conclusion. I chose the most provocative working thesis: The MT is...
by ndansmith
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Moulton and Geden?....
Replies: 3
Views: 4097

Yes, I know...rather archaic. They even said they want us to go to the "library", which is apparently a place where they keep a bunch of these "books" things! Luckily for me, I happen to have all of the books with the exception of the Moulton Geden. My Greek buddies came over today, and we had a BB...
by ndansmith
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Free Library of Christian Scholarship
Replies: 0
Views: 1717

Free Library of Christian Scholarship

Recently I launched the Free Library of Christian Scholarship (flcs.info) which aims to provide quality Christian scholarship free of charge and restriction (through new submissions and works in the public domain). I am not quite ready for submissions yet, but have set up a blog aggregator and forum...
by ndansmith
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Finals almost over.....WARNING....whining thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 3967

Re: Finals almost over.....WARNING....whining thread!

I don't know about you guys, but I've been up to my neck in final exams and papers, papers, papers, papers.... I've turned in 4 papers this last week, and I still have one more to go. And what's up with grad school.....they don't let you double space anymore! So when they say they want a 12-15 page...
by ndansmith
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 26740

Does the US bill of rights also not confer any individual freedoms? I was under the (apparently erroneous) impression that it did? Certainly it does that, too. I was making a comment about the nature of law, though perhaps not very coherently. Actually, technically speaking, the constitution does n...
by ndansmith
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 26740

Turendil and ndansmith, if these issues you raise are all that you consider is entailed in marriage, you'd be better off just executing a power of attorney and starting a trust fund to share your assets. If your relationship would break down then resolution would be much easier than that involved i...
by ndansmith
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 26740

Why don't we just completely separate government from marriage and vice versa? Marriage, from a government perspective, is mostly a series of rights and benefits for two people who choose to get married. Power of attorney, hospital visits, tax benefits, etc. My question is why that is wrapped up in ...
by ndansmith
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 23529

Don't forget, Diogenes is also Free Software. :-)
by ndansmith
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 26740

Rhuiden wrote:She is too arrogant to be able to do this and I think in then end that will be her downfall.
You keep mentioning that Hillary is arrogant. How do you know that? Have you met her? ;-)
by ndansmith
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Linux in the NY Times
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

What we really need is for software vendors to actually implement the standards. Then everyone could communicate effectively without being forced to use one type of software or another. What possible motivation would Microsoft have for moving towards someone else's standards, open or otherwise? Pro...
by ndansmith
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Linux in the NY Times
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

#1: Call Adobe and tell them you would love it if they made a port for Linux. That would not be free software, but it would be a move ahead. They will listen to their customers. If their customers want Linux, they will get it. #2: Well what we really need are open file format standards. Oh wait, we ...
by ndansmith
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 26740

And if she was elected, we would never get her out of office...she would dissolve the government and have herself declared queen..... Now forgive me for even asking, but the internet has made all things possible: Are you speaking with tongue-in-cheek, or do you actually think that a Clinton preside...
by ndansmith
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Linux in the NY Times
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Linux in the NY Times


by ndansmith
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 26740

And if she was elected, we would never get her out of office...she would dissolve the government and have herself declared queen..... Now forgive me for even asking, but the internet has made all things possible: Are you speaking with tongue-in-cheek, or do you actually think that a Clinton preside...
by ndansmith
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 26740

Of particular interest to me in presidential races are how the "fringe" candidates can guide the discourse within parties. Ron Paul may not poll well among Republican likely voters who have a land line, are not on the Do Not Call list, and are available in the evenings, but you can see that his cont...
by ndansmith
Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classics on iTunes U
Replies: 19
Views: 4702

Apple used to install read-only ROM chips in their harware to prevent their OS being installed on non Apple computers... Using Mac-on-Linux one can fake the Apple ROM chip with a file (which is basically a dump of the contents of the chip). So even that tactic has been surpassed (though hardly anyo...
by ndansmith
Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you passionate about?
Replies: 11
Views: 3085

I am very much interested in Free Software. I enjoy using, testing, and occasionally writing software which is free (as in beer). I am also a radio amateur, which is quite fun.

I enjoy language stuff quite a bit, and I am also really interested in the area of Christian ethics.
by ndansmith
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm so excited
Replies: 24
Views: 6552

Through some sort of uncanny coincidence I am taking all the same courses as Kopio! :wink:
by ndansmith
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: A Good Laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 37907

I guess this all comes down to how we define and codify various types of "interpretation." Indeed, the very act of reading involves interpretation (decoding of written symbols into linguistic ideas, etc.).
by ndansmith
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: NIV wackiness (James 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 9202

I don't agree with the phrase "considered righteous". As the word "considered" is not is the text, nor do I believe it is inferred. "Considered" does not have to be in the text nor inferred for it to be the proper translation. Or rather, it is in the text as part of δικαιόω. By saying these people ...
by ndansmith
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: A Good Laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 37907

To a degree they are, but you cannot assert that the degree of interpretation present within the New American Standard and that within the Message are at all comparable. It is my belief that every Christian should endeavor to learn how to read the Scriptures as they were written, but of course in r...
by ndansmith
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: NIV wackiness (James 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 9202

Re: NIV wackiness (James 2)

As I understand it, the NIV is a Protestant-based translation, and I'm not very familiar with Protestant thought, but isn't the idea there that "justification" means "being considered just (by God)"? If that's the case, I think it might just be a case of your: - Varying word choice for good English...
by ndansmith
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: A Good Laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 37907

The astounding aspect to me of translations such as this one is that the person translating believes he can change idioms and colloquialize Scripture without introducing any individual interpretation. If one reads the "translator's" introduction to the Message, he says that he merely wishes to recr...
by ndansmith
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: NIV wackiness (James 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 9202

NIV wackiness (James 2)

Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was cr...
by ndansmith
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Old Geezer Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3991

I've been lurking on TextKit for some time without posting much, so perhaps it is time for a first introduction. I am 23 years old, which places me somewhere between Kopio's shoes and Kopio himself. Speaking o Kopio, I went to college with him and he is the one who introduced me to these forums. I'v...
by ndansmith
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: The KJV says the darndest things
Replies: 4
Views: 5251

Re: The KJV says the darndest things

Bert wrote: The subject of putteth forth, is that a trick question? It is 'branch' no?
It is a trick question. ;-) Grammatically the subject could be branch or leaves, and both are represented in various English translations.
by ndansmith
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: The KJV says the darndest things
Replies: 4
Views: 5251

The KJV says the darndest things

Matthew 24:32 and Mark 13:28 are virtually identical in Greek. Here is what the KJV does with them: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putte...
by ndansmith
Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you have a song stuck in your head?
Replies: 18
Views: 3835

"Fewer Broken Pieces" by David Bazan has been stuck in my head for several months.
by ndansmith
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Conditional clauses and tense (Hebrews 8:4)
Replies: 6
Views: 7076

Please, I beg of you, not to take Brian Fleming and his group representative of atheists everywhere. So many of us disagree wholeheartedly with that movie and so much of what they stand for. :( As a Christian I am shocked that many vocal atheists completely miss the best arguments against the exist...
by ndansmith
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Polytonic keyboard on Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Greek Polytonic keyboard on Linux

Hey everyone. I was pleased to find the KDE had a Greek polytonic keymap installed by default. I was not so please to find that the accent "dead keys" do not work. Anyone have any experience with Greek polytonic and Linux?

ταλαιπω?ος εγω ανθ?ωπος. τις με ?υσεται εκ του σωματος του θανατου τουτου;
by ndansmith
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 13970

Moby **** is a suprisingly funny novel. It really has a quirky sense of humor the pervades the first 200 pages (at least). Captain Ahab is a truly enigmatic character. One the one hand, he lets his lust for revenge endanger the Pequod and her crew. On the other hand he refrains from pacing the deck ...
by ndansmith
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Koine Greek and Classical Greek
Replies: 14
Views: 21081

I would classify Josephus as "Hellenistic" rather than Koine as his Greek is a bit more refined than some of the Biblical authors. I always thought Koine Greek was what you're calling Hellenistic. Koine Greek doesn't specificially refer to the Bible does it? The terms are often used interchangibly,...