A few weeks ago I put a poll up on Twitter and another one on Facebook, asking whether people thought that a particular verb had the perfect as part of its inflectional paradigm.
Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics does not ascribe ontological status to his grammatical categories. Maybe that's a problem.
But there's a far simpler explanation of the data that does not need Porter's overwrought prominence model.
Peter Gurry has shared some big news from the Egyptian Exploration Society (the publishers of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri) on the Evangelical Textual Criticism Blog. From the EES press release: In response to recent queries about results of the review initiated in 2016 to identify unpublished New Testament fragments in its collection of Oxyrhynchus papyri (https://www.ees.ac.uk/news/poxy-lxxxiii-5345),... Continue Reading →
The caveat is that it's a digital copy, but still. I had the pleasure of contributing to a few chapters in Linguistics & Biblical Exegesis (Amazon) in the Lexham Method series. I've highlighted a some of my favorite bits in previous posts here, particularly this one: The historical context of theological lexicons and James Barr.... Continue Reading →
Can you imagine how much more complicated it could have been for Elmer Fudd to figure out if its rabbit season or duck season?
Telicity tests and syntactic diagnostics are surprisingly relevant for understanding the semantics of the Ancient Greek perfect.