RBL Review of Porter (2015)

Last year I reviewed Porter's collection of essays: Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice (Amazon). SBL's Review of Biblical Literature has now also published a review of Porter's book by Héctor Martín. The author finds the book helpful and concludes: "Porter’s work is extremely useful from the point... Continue Reading →

Happy Septuagint Day, Here’s Some Data!

I recently ran a syntax query for places where conjunctions begin the apodosis of a conditional construction. For LXX Day, here's the Deutero-canon data from that search. There are a couple false hits, but it's interesting data nonetheless.  CSGLXX-DA  The New Revised Standard Version Wisd of Sol 13:9 εἰ γὰρ τοσοῦτον ἴσχυσαν εἰδέναι ἵνα δύνωνται... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!

Here's a lovely Christmas tree in a type ornament tree stand from Caleb Alexander’s Greek grammar (1796) to enjoy for your festivities this year, shared on twitter several years ago by the blog: Coffee & Donatus: Early grammars and related matters of art and design. Recent readers will also have noticed that we have added a new... Continue Reading →

Greek Linguistics at SBL 2017

If you missed out on the Cambridge Greek Prepositions Workshop in Cambridge back at the end of July, we will be doing a smaller version of it as a workshop on Friday at SBL as part of the Cognitive Linguistics & Biblical Interpretation Section: Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation 11/17/2017 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Room: 203 (Second... Continue Reading →

October Book Notes 2017

There have been a few events of note in the world of book on Greek linguistics this month. Review of Brill's GE: Not the least of these is a prepublication version of John A. L. Lee's review of Brill's Dictionary of Ancient Greek (GE). The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (Amazon) I would love to... Continue Reading →

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