Sometimes looking at how a give noun is used to produce other words in a fascinating exercise. These […]
Take the time to learn Greek accents. Just at a basic level of grammar, the nature of Greek […]
The following is an essay encompassing the analysis and data that we will be presenting in our paper on ἐκ and ἀπό at the Greek Prepositions Workshop at Tyndale house in Cambridge this coming Friday, June 30th. It is a compilation of the short pieces that we have posted over the past week.
Partitive constructions with ἐκ and ἀπό fall into two general types: entity partitives and set partitives.
Dahl (1985, 138; 2000, 9-10) describes to a hierarchy of usage for perfects across languages. The hierarchy lays out […]
There is a lot of significant work on Ancient Greek that came out in the 19th century. Some of it was by native Greek speakers. The challenge is that during that period, the politics of language in Greece was a source of constant debate and argument. Many times the ancient language was used as a meant to prop up one’s understanding the modern one. I picked up this book last year and only recently started reading it. It has been an extremely helpful book and has given insight into the various forces that can have an effect on grammar writing, even when you are seeking to be as objective as possible.
And it’s a stern reminder: Even academic work is not done in a vacuum and it cannot escape the political climate in which it is produced.
Notes for the Greek Preposition Workshop, on June 30th through July 1st. Already by the first century CE, ἐκ & […]
The overarching dialectic treated in this work is framed in terms of the familiar ‘synchronic-diachronic’ opposition indicative of […]
This excerpt is from my chapter, “Linguistic issues in Biblical Greek,” in Lexham Methods: Linguistics & Exegesis. It’s published […]
Watson: “Holmes, could it have been Semitic influence?” Sherlock: “No.” Watson: “Why not?” Sherlock: Because it’s never Semitic […]