Tag: Greek

  • Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic Reader’s Bible

    John Dyer has developed an online reader’s Bible, primarily as a pedagogical tool, that will allow customized output of text, vocabulary, and morphology. For instance, with just a few clicks and keystrokes, here’s a version of Gal 3:15–16 showing vocabulary that occurs 50 or fewer times in the New Testament. Kudos to John for creating…

  • Articles and Adjectives and Substantives: Oh, My!

    Keeping the New Testament Greek, attributive adjective “position” classifications straight in one’s head can be challenging, but here is a short summary (see Porter 117): Article-adjective-substantive (e.g., ὁ ἀγαθὸς ἄνθρωπος), Article-substantive-article-adjective (e.g., ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὁ ἀγαθὸς), Substantive-article-adjective (e.g., ἄνθρωπος ὁ ἀγαθὸς), Adjective-substantive or substantive-adjective (e.g., ἀγαθὸς ἄνθρωπος or ἄνθρωπος ἀγαθὸς). In contrast to these four…

  • All Grown Up

    A third instance of ‘gospel’ language in the wider Greco-Roman context is the Gaius inscription (ca. 5 BC): On the motion of the strategi Metrodorus son of Conon, Clinius, Musaeus, and Dionysius— Whereas Gaius Julius Caesar, the eldest of the sons of Augustus has—as has been fervently prayed for—assumed in all its splendor the pure-white…

  • Happy Birthday

    Another example of ‘gospel’ language in the Greco-Roman environment is the inscription found at Priene (ca. 9 BC) about Augustus: It seemed good to the Greeks of Asia, in the opinion of the high priest Apollonius of Menophilus Azanitus: “Since Providence, which has ordered all things and is deeply interested in our life, has set…

  • Greek Resources: Links Updated

    The link list on the Greek resources page has been updated and expanded to include some additional, online resources for studying New Testament Greek and the Greek New Testament.

  • SBL Greek Font

    The Greek font that the Society of Biblical Literature has developed is complete and available for download.