Again this year the flow of traffic that came in to this blog on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was wonderful to see. I appreciate your visit, whether you come to learn about Greek or Greek Linguistics, or even if this time of year is the only time you visit.
Louis Sorenson has produced a nice reading of the first nine chapters of Mark’s Gospel following Westcott and Hort’s 1881 text using the Restored Koine pronunciation. His Let’s Read Greek website has numerous helpful resources for reading Greek texts. This is one among many.
I’ve updated the homepage to give more prominent placement to Alan Bunning’s Center for New Testament Restoration (CNTR). The transcriptions of New Testament manuscripts he has provided are amazing. Having these available in machine-actionable form is an incredible boon to the work of textual criticism!
I linked the image on the homepage directly to the manuscripts page at CNTR rather than the project homepage to give quick access to the carefully aligned transcriptions. Once you get there, though, the menu at the top of the page gives you quick access to the project’s homepage and other resources to help you understand the transcriptions and the process used to produce them.
We all owe sincere thanks to Alan for his careful and thorough work.
James Tauber has published a short video explaining the accentuation of Ancient Greek words in a way that is more precise than what is found in beginning grammars that deal with the issue. If you don’t follow the argument fully, just watch a second time.
If you have never studied Greek accents before, here are some terms that may help you understand the video:
ultima = the last syllable in a Greek word penult = second to last syllable antepenult = third to last syllable
oxytone = an acute accent (´) on the ultima paroxytone = an acute accent on the penult proparoxytone = an acute accent on the antepenult
perispomenone = a circumflex accent (῀) on the ultima properispomenone = a circumflex accent on the penult
Danove has been developing his Case Frame analysis since the mid 1990s, and along the way he has contributed significantly to our understanding of the argument structure of Hellenistic Greek verbs. It is good to see this new addition.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow (November 19, 2016)! Jonathan Robie and I will present our ongoing work on the communicative Koine Greek course, γραφὴ ζῶσα. Our presentation will take place at the 1:00 pm session of the Global Education and Research Technology section of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).
We will demonstrate the results of combining technology with best practices in second language instruction, where even an ancient language can become a living language for those acquiring it.
We are in San Antonio, TX with a very large number of Biblical Scholars, but our presentation will attract mainly Linguists, Greek Teachers, Software Engineers, and Open Data Geeks. The American Academy of Religion (AAR) is also meeting here. The SBL and the AAR have jointly coordinated their national meetings for many years.
We would love to see you at 1:00 in room 209 of the Convention Center.
Steven E. Runge and Christopher J. Fresch have edited the papers from the Greek Verb Conference in Cambridge last year into a new volume entitled The Greek Verb Revisited. The book is available as an e-book from LOGOS or as a paperback from Amazon.com. You can preorder from Amazon, and the book will ship when supplies come arrive.
Scholars representing the fields of Linguistics, Classics, and New Testament Studies have contributed chapters, creating a valuable collection from a wide range of perspectives.
The contributors include:
Rutger J. Allan (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Michael Aubrey (Faithlife Corporation)
Rachel Aubrey (Canada Institute of Linguistics, Trinity Western University)
Randall Buth (Biblical Language Center)
Robert Crellin (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge)
Nicholas J. Ellis (BibleMesh)
Buist Fanning (Dallas Theological Seminary)
Christopher J. Fresch (Bible College of South Australia)
Peter J. Gentry (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Geoffrey Horrocks (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge)
Patrick James (The Greek Lexicon Project; Faculty of Classics, Cambridge)
Stephen H. Levinsohn (SIL International)
Amalia Moser (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Christopher J. Thomson (University of Edinburgh)
Elizabeth Robar (Tyndale House, Cambridge)
Steven E. Runge (Lexham Research Institute; Stellenbosch University)
Mike Aubrey, one of the contributors, announced this publication on his blog back in September. I decided to post a notice here to add my recommendation that you purchase it!