Category Archives: Greek Resources

Decker’s Grammar: A Follow Up Part II

This post will focus on one of the features of Decker’s Grammar which I have thoroughly appreciated. If you have flipped through the text, you will notice that there are a number of “side-bar” discussions. I have found these discussions, … Continue reading

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Pleonastic Pronouns: An Example from Genesis 1:11

For those of you familiar with Koine Greek, you may have come across the word pleonasm or pleonastic. The word is derived from the Greek term πλεονασμός, which means “superfluous, unnecessary, redundant.” The term is most often applied to participles in New … Continue reading

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Decker’s Grammar: A Follow Up

In my previous post, I mentioned that Decker’s introductory grammar to Koine Greek is large, outweighing even Wallace’s Beyond the Basics. Now that I’ve read the introduction and the first two chapters, I thought I should provide a follow up post … Continue reading

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A Lesson in “Loving” Too Much

Recently, I picked up the Loeb edition of Herodotus’ The Persian Wars on Logos. After all, I got it on prepublication for $4. It would have been crazy not to … In today’s reading, I encountered a narrative about Candaules, Gyges, and … Continue reading

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Semantic Anachronism: An Example from Acts 7:58

Most of you are likely familiar with Carson’s work Exegetical Fallacies. If you are not, then please become acquainted with it. Within Exegetical Fallacies, Carson talks about the fallacy of “semantic anachronism.” Carson writes: This fallacy occurs when a late use of … Continue reading

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In the Mail: New Addition to My Library

The newest addition to my library soon to arrive in the mail is ΑΡΕΙΟΣ ΠΟΤΗΡ καὶ ἡ τοῦ φιλοσ῀οφου λίθος (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). I needed a bit of fun and relaxing reading material. You can get it … Continue reading

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Humorous Parsing Error

While translating and editing through the Apostolic Fathers General Reader for 1 Clement, I noticed something odd for 1 Clement 56:7. The context for the passage is the fact that God disciplines and instructs those he loves, and then binds … Continue reading

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