Category Archives: Greek

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

Posted in Greek, Greek Resources | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Greek, Greek Resources, LXX | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Greek, Greek Resources, NT Greek | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Greek, Greek Resources | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Runge on a Roll

If you are interested in biblical Greek, you should check out what Steven Runge has been up to these days. Brian Renshaw recently interviewed him about his new High Definition Commentary on Romans. You can check out both parts of … Continue reading

Posted in Greek, New Testament Studies, NT Greek | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Modern Minister and the Biblical Languages

Earlier today I read a great post over at biblioskolex entitled Review: The Minister and His Greek New Testament. The post, as it suggests, is a review of A. T. Robertson’s The Minister and His Greek New Testament, a collection of … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies, Greek, Hebrew, NT Greek, Teaching | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Greek, Greek Resources | Tagged , , | Leave a comment