Category Archives: Greek

Translation Tuesday: Catenae Graecorum 02

Here is the second iteration in the Catenae Catenae Graecorum of 1 Thessalonians. Today’s text is rather simple, as it is the table of contents for the book. Enjoy: ΚΕΦΑΛΑΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΟΣ ΘΕΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΕΙΣ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΗΣ  α´.        Ἔπαινος θεσσαλονικέων ἐπὶ τοῖς … Continue reading

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Wordplay in Genesis 11:9

Many are familiar with the story of Babel. After the flood, a group of prideful city folks try to build a city and a tower that reaches the heavens. Because all men shared the same language at the time, it … Continue reading

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LXX Translation Difficulties in Genesis 5:2

This morning I was reading through Genesis 4–5 in the LXX and noticed something small that I thought I might point out. Here is the quotation with the relevant portions bolded: Αὕτη ἡ βίβλος γενέσεως ἀνθρώπων· ᾗ ἡμέρᾳ ἐποίησεν ὁ … Continue reading

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Dr. Black’s Advice to New Seminarians

Dr. Black posted a list of seven pieces of advice for new seminarians here (8-26-14 at 7:28PM). Item number five naturally caught my attention. He writes: Take the languages first. Yes, I recognize that Greek and Hebrew are not usually … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Catenae Graecorum

I thought I might reinstitute Translation Tuesday. The posts will be excepts from the Catenae Graecorum on 1 Thessalonians. The Catenae was compiled by John Anthony Cramer and, for the book of 1 Thessalonians, primarily consists of comments from Theodore … Continue reading

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Jonah 1:13a: Some LXX Alterations

Jonah 1:13a וַיַּחְתְּר֣וּ הָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים לְהָשִׁ֛יב אֶל־ הַיַּבָּשָׁ֖ה καὶ παρεβιάζοντο οἱ ἄνδρες τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι πρὸς τὴν γῆν And the men dug in order to return to dry land And the men were pressing on in order to return to the land … Continue reading

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Is It Really Worth It? Biblical Languages and the Local Church

Have you ever wondered if it is really worth it to teach the biblical languages in the local church? I’ve taught both Greek and Hebrew in my home church, and at the beginning of every new class, I ask myself … Continue reading

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