Some say reading in Greek and Hebrew versus reading in English is like the difference between watching a show in color versus black and white. Others might say something like 2D versus 3D. I don't think these metaphors are the best ways to describe the experience. Reading in Greek and Hebrew slows me down and … Continue reading What is the Benefit of Greek & Hebrew?
As classes were wrapping up and I was encouraging students to read Greek over the summer, I found myself wishing I had written something on the best way to read the Greek New Testament online for free. The best way to do this is with James Tauber's MorphGNT or the Bible Web App. As for … Continue reading Reading the GNT Online
We finished Greek 3 this year by reading Revelation 21. Last year we read Acts 27, which was fitting because some would call it the most difficult Greek in the New Testament. Revelation 21 was nice, however, because the vocab is more familiar. It's a beautiful picture of the “last day” on the last day … Continue reading Last Day of Greek 3, Year 4
An Ιnterview with Steve Runge Last month, Steve Runge taught a class at SBTS on his Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament. While he was in town, he shared with us a bit of his story — a story I thought you would enjoy, too. BWD: Steve, thank you so much for making the trek … Continue reading From Framing Houses to Framing Discourse
There he was, lying on the side of the road half-dead. "No need to get all up in the air about it," said everyone except the Samaritan. Both the italicized expressions are used in Luke--the first in the story of the good Samaritan, the second in Jesus's teaching concerning anxiety. The thugs in the parable … Continue reading Two English Idioms with NT Precedent
Are they the words of Elisabeth or the narrator? Blessed is the one who believed that there will be a fulfillment to that which was spoken to her by the Lord! There are several reasons to understand the speaker here as Elisabeth. But if you know the rest of the story, it is not difficult … Continue reading Luke 1:45 as Narrative Voice-Over
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 … Continue reading Morphologically Tagged SBLGNT Online