Category: Greek

OT Exegesis LibGuide

I created an Old Testament Exegesis LibGuide for the library at SBTS. The guide is intended to help students find resources in the library as they work on their exegesis papers.  Clicking on the title of any book on the LibGuide will take you to a WorldCat page where you can see the book’s call number…

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Jonah the Pharisee

How should we think of Jonah? In a previous post I noted textual features in the book of Jonah that call to mind Cain. Are there other stories in the Bible with characters like Jonah? It is interesting to read the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) with Jonah in mind. The…

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Morphologically Tagged SBLGNT Online

This just came across my Twitter feed and is worth your attention: Thanks to James Tauber and the MorphGNT project (as well as Logos and Michael Holmes), the SBL Greek New Testament is now online and morphologically tagged. As James mentioned in the comments, he is responsible for the morphological tagging. The SBLGNT has been available online…

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Göttingen Sigla

Abram K-J is reviewing Logos’s electronic edition of the Göttingen Septuagint, and he asked if I had created or come across any aids for those trying to read the cryptic Göttingen apparatus for the first time. This pdf was created by Miles Van Pelt and is posted here with permission. It is a brief list…

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More from Rodney Decker on LKG

Rodney Decker has posted the Table of Contents for his forthcoming Learning Koine Greek. A couple quick thoughts: I like the title of chapter 15: “Passive Voice and Middle-Only Verbs” I also like the way he has included in the titles of chapters 14, 16, 17, and 20 words indicating tense and aspect. For example, chapter…

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A Promising New Greek Grammar

Rodney Decker describes his forthcoming elementary Greek grammar—Learning Koine Greek–as a combination of Goetchius and Mounce with up to date discussion of middle voice, verbal aspect, etc. He also says it will have “a heavy emphasis on reading actual Greek texts from the very beginning” (NT, LXX, Pseudepigrapha, and Apostolic Fathers). I really like the sound…

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Was Greek Spoken at Qumran?

For the most recent answer to this question and an argument for exactly how the members of the Qumran community employed the Greek language, see the latest issue of the journal  Dead Sea Discoveries. Matthew Richey, “The Use of Greek at Qumran: Manuscript and Epigraphic Evidence for a Marginalized Language,” Dead Sea Discoveries 19, no.…

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