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Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 4

Remember, although I attempted to provide a footnote for all words used 20x or less in the New Testament with a gloss, I may have missed some. Also, you may not know all words used more than 20x in the … Continue reading

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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-18

I just finished memorizing the next section. Here’s the video of my memory work in Philippians to date. [Note: There are two mistakes in the video (I thought I was going to have it perfect this time . . . … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 3

Remember, although I attempted to provide a footnote for all words used 20x or less in the New Testament with a gloss, I may have missed some. Also, you may not know all words used more than 20x in the … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 2

Remember, although I attempted to provide a footnote for all words used 20x or less in the New Testament with a gloss, I may have missed some. Also, you may not know all words used more than 20x in the … Continue reading

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Memorizing Philippians: An Unexpected Downside

As I continue to progress in my goal of memorizing the book of Philippians in Greek (I added three more verses yesterday on my drive up to Virginia), I noticed something unexpected. My mind was “chunking” the text. Those of … Continue reading

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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-11

It took a bit longer than I would have liked to memorize the next three verses. This had more to do with my discipline than it does with their difficulty. Nevertheless, it is done. A video of my recitation of … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 1

Today is the beginning of a year-long series I will call “Translation Tuesday.” The goal: to translate through John Chrysostom’s 13 homilies on Philippians. We will use v. 62 of Migne’s text, which can be found here. I will use … Continue reading

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Consonance and Assonance in Philippians 1:9-10

The holidays wreak havoc on one’s schedule. The regime of one’s day is thrown into disarray. As soon as our holiday started, my memorization of Philippians became a distant thought of the past. Last night on our drive home from … Continue reading

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On Memorizing Philippians

As some of you know, I have taken up the task of memorizing Philippians. Here are some reflections on my approach and some of the results. Approach I try and dedicate at least 30 mins of concerted effort a day … Continue reading

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Memorizing Greek Philippians

About a month ago, one of my Greek Grammar students asked me about memorizing scripture. He asked if I memorized scripture in Greek and Hebrew, or an English translation. Much to his disappointment, and mine for that matter, I answered, … Continue reading

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