My audience didn't do a particularly good job participating in the beginning quiz. Next time I'll need to find some additional incentives.
A few months ago, I was asked to write a blog post about The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek for the Logos Academic blog. That proved to be a fairly substantial task. The first post is now live and examines the context into which this new (at least in dictionary years) Greek dictionary exists relative... Continue Reading →
My copy of the Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek arrived in the mail last week. Since then I have had the pleasure of perusing roughly 100 pages of it, not a close and in-depth reading, but at the very least a survey of topics that most interest me. The physical quality of the book is,... Continue Reading →
David A. Black announced on his blog on the entry for Saturday, May 11th that the video presentations are now available for viewing on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2DisXS8LigZjkwFHQrEF81hD7XwWzIy0 The full playlist of all eleven presentations. My own presentation is available by itself below. Regular readers will likely recognize some of the content from the past several months... Continue Reading →
William Ross has announced the forming of a new research group at the Institute for Biblical Research, spear headed by Elizabeth Robar. We would encourage you all to go and read Dr. Ross's full account: New IBR Research Group: Linguistics and the Biblical Text Here is the description from IBR's website: This new research group explores... Continue Reading →
What do you see are the main differences between teaching biblical languages to seminary students vs. teaching them to translators? This is a question that seems worthwhile to reflect on. The one sentence answer is simply this: Bible translators and the linguists that consult and work with them already have the linguistic and grammatical background... Continue Reading →
Continuing on with my summary of the papers presented at SEBTS's Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference, April 25th and April 26th, 2019. My summaries of the papers from the first day, April 25th are here: SEBTS Linguistics and NT Greek Recap, April 25. Promptly at 7:30 Saturday morning, Dr. Con Campbell took up the... Continue Reading →
The weekend at Southeastern Theological Seminary's Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference was a whirlwind of activity, fascinating papers and plenty of excellent conversation. I thought it might be useful to give a brief summary of each of the papers that was presented. The sessions began on Friday afternoon with Dr. Stanley Porter. He gave... Continue Reading →
The Greek perfect & transitivity followup...