SBL Proposal Accepted: The case of water-drinking

Compounding and Cogntive Processes in Word Formation with ὑδροποτέω and its relatives: Discussions of lexical semantics often make assumptions about how meaning works: that the meaning of a word is compositional, the sum-total of its parts. Sometimes this assumption is intentional (structuralist semantics). Other times, it is merely a result of a folk understanding of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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