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Greek Tech

Online English to Greek Lexicon

Someone asked me today how to say “differently” in Ancient Greek. I pointed them to Woodhouse online and then remembered that I have never highlighted this resource on the blog. The University of Chicago has put together a nice website that allows you to search for English keywords and go directly to the relevant page […]

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Greek

Advice for New Greek Students

A friend asked me this morning, “What is the number one piece of advice you’d give a new Greek student?” Here’s my reply, assuming a seminary context: The Goal The end game is reading, and it is utterly possible. You must know that what you are doing is preparing for a life of reading Scripture […]

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Greek

Typos & Corrections – Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (BrillDAG / GE)

This post is a repository of typos I’ve found in The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek. The project manager has been informed of these and will make corrections for future releases. Please use this site’s contact form to send me any other issues you find, and I’ll post them here. Total of 6 issues — […]

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Greek HLS Productivity Tech

On Teaching Greek

I did a three hour talk today on teaching Greek in a middle/high school context. This was a part of the the Classical Latin School Association teacher training conference. Here’s a portion of my notes, the online handout. I wrote the handout in Ulysses‘ iPad app and exported it to PDF using a customized version […]

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Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew

What is the Benefit of Greek & Hebrew?

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 […]

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Bible Greek Hebrew Productivity Tech

On Reading Groups

There is only one type of reading group I have stuck with and enjoyed, and that’s a digital reading group of two. I once made the mistake of trying to lead a Facebook reading group. Won’t do that again. It just takes too much time to maintain all the join requests and administrative notifications, and […]

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Greek

Montanari talks about BrillDAG

Is a new dictionary of ancient Greek necessary? On Brill’s language and linguistics blog, Franco Montanari answers this question and talks about the distinctive features of his new lexicon. This is a really helpful post highlighting three reasons why he thinks his lexicon is necessary: Progress in our understanding of ancient Greek The evolution of […]

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Greek Hebrew Productivity Tech

Greek Polytonic on iOS

If you have an external keyboard attached, you can actually type polytonic Greek on an iOS device. It used to be more hassle than it was worth to use an iOS device and an external keyboard, but the release of the iPad Pros and the Smart Keyboard changed the game. You add Greek and Hebrew […]

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Aramaic Bible Greek Hebrew

Reading with Text & Lexicon

Reading with a print text and a print lexicon is as basic as it gets. This is the way I read today, but like all the other ways of reading, it has its benefits and haunting feelings of guilt. Setup There is freedom here. No notebooks on the table, no pens to refill with ink, […]

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Accordance Bible Greek Hebrew Productivity Tech

Reading & Digital Notetaking

I’ve read with paper and pen, but these days if I am taking notes while reading, I use GoodNotes and a 9.7” iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. I don’t know how many times I’ve been working with someone and wanted to check my notes but didn’t have the right little notebook with me. That’s […]