The Greek Language

Author: Leonard Robert Palmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780806128443
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 355
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In this companion volume to his earlier work, The Latin Language, Leonard R. Palmer now provides a history of The Greek Language, including an overview of the coming of the Greeks, the Linear B. Tablets, the Greek dialects, genres (in poetry and prose), and a comparative-historical grammar. Palmer discusses the transformation of the Greek language from its Indo-European roots, through the Bronze and Dark Ages, to the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods and beyond. Major authors and genres are discussed throughout the history, including essays on Homer, Melic poetry, tragedy, Herodotus and Thucydides.

Oralität und Literalität

Die Technologisierung des Wortes
Author: Walter J. Ong
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658109726
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
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Walter J. Ongs Standardwerk erweist sich vor dem Hintergrund des heutigen Wandels von Medien, Kultur und Gesellschaft als relevanter denn je: Es bietet in anschaulicher Weise Einblicke in den Charakter mündlicher und schriftlicher Gesellschaften und führt damit vor Augen, welche zentrale Bedeutung der Transformation von Kommunikation für die gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Entwicklung zukommt. Ong zeichnet nach, wie tiefgreifend unsere gesamte Kultur durch den Übergang von der mündlichen zur schriftlichen und dann zur elektronischen Kommunikation, durch die Entwicklung des Schreibens und Druckens umgestaltet worden ist. Dieses Buch zeigt eindrucksvoll die unterschiedliche Bedeutung mündlicher und schriftlicher Kommunikationsweisen und hilft, die ‚zweite Oralität’ einer digitalen Medienumgebung zu verstehen. Es beantwortet Fragen wie: welchen Stellenwert hat gesprochene Sprache in einer schriftbasierten Gesellschaft? Wie haben sich Kulturen durch immer leistungsfähigere Aufzeichnungstechniken verändert? Und in welchem Spannungsverhältnis befinden sich Oralität und Literalität im elektronischen Zeitalter?

Invitation to the Septuagint

Author: Karen H. Jobes,Moisés Silva
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493400045
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament. It is accessible to students, assuming no prior knowledge about the Septuagint, yet is also informative for seasoned scholars. The authors, both prominent Septuagint scholars, explore the history of the LXX, the various versions of it available, and its importance for biblical studies. This new edition has been substantially revised, expanded, and updated to reflect major advances in Septuagint studies. Appendixes offer helpful reference resources for further study.

Reading Koine Greek

An Introduction and Integrated Workbook
Author: Rodney J. Decker
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493404105
Category: Religion
Page: 704
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This in-depth yet student-friendly introduction to Koine Greek provides a full grounding in Greek grammar, while starting to build skill in the use of exegetical tools. The approach, informed by twenty-five years of classroom teaching, emphasizes reading Greek for comprehension as opposed to merely translating it. The workbook is integrated into the textbook, with exercises appearing within each chapter rather than pushed to the end or located in a separate book. This enables students to practice concepts as they encounter them in the chapter--ideal for distance learning or studying beyond the traditional classroom. The book covers not only New Testament Greek but also the wider range of Bible-related Greek (LXX and other Koine texts). It introduces students to reference tools for biblical Greek, includes tips on learning, and is supplemented by robust web-based resources through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Resources for students include flash cards and audio files. Resources for professors include a test bank and an instructor's manual.

Handbook for Classical Research

Author: David M. Schaps
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113691966X
Category: History
Page: 488
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One of the glories of the Greco-Roman classics is the opportunity that they give us to consider a great culture in its entirety; but our ability to do that depends on our ability to work comfortably with very varied fields of scholarship. The Handbook for Classical Research offers guidance to students needing to learn more about the different fields and subfields of classical research, and its methods and resources. The book is divided into 7 parts: The Basics, Language, The Traditional Fields, The Physical Remains, The Written Word, The Classics and Related Disciplines, The Classics since Antiquity. Topics covered range from history and literature, lexicography and linguistics, epigraphy and palaeography, to archaeology and numismatics, and the study and reception of the classics. Guidance is given not only to read, for example, an archaeological or papyrological report, but also on how to find such sources when they are relevant to research. Concentrating on "how-to" topics, the Handbook for Classical Research is a much needed resource for both teachers and students.

Greek for the Rest of Us

Mastering Bible Study Without Mastering Biblical Languages
Author: William D. Mounce
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310234852
Category: Religion
Page: 289
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You don't have to be a Greek student to understand biblical Greek. If you'd love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, but you can't spare two years for college or seminary courses, then Greek for the Rest of Us is for you. Developed by renowned Greek teacher William Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course on 'baby Greek' will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of God's Word. You'll gain a sound knowledge of basic Greek, and you'll learn how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies. In six sections, Greek for the Rest of Us will help you: - Recite the Greek alphabet - Read and pronounce Greek words - Learn the Greek noun and verbal system - Conduct Greek word studies - Decipher why translations are different - Read better commentaries Greek for the Rest of Us broadens your knowledge still further with an appendix on biblical Hebrew. It also includes a CD-ROM for your computer featuring the author's class lectures in audio, combined with text and overheads.

African Languages/Langues Africaines

Volume 3 1977
Author: P. Ak?j?obi Nwachukwu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351597035
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 166
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Volume 3 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1977, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on the national language issue in Africa (Akan in Ghana), a socio-linguistic case study of the Hausa language in Nigeria and assimiliation and lexical coinages in Igbo.

The Development of Greek and the New Testament

Morphology, Syntax, Phonology, and Textual Transmission
Author: Chrys C. Caragounis
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161482908
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 732
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"The introduction of the Erasmian pronunciation in 1528 had two dire consequences: Greek was divided into ancient and modern - a division that led to the neglect of the later periods of the language, and the pronunciation applied made impossible the detection of many communicatory aspects and obscured many text-critical problems. The author argues for the unity of the Greek language from Mycenaean times to the present. The New Testament appears during the time of transition (335 B.C. - A.D. 565) from ancient to Modern Greek. Morphological and syntactical analysis shows that at many important points the New Testament can be elucidated by later Greek, up to Neohellenic. Contents include: Introduction, The unity and evolution of the Greek language, The relevance of later Greek for the Exegesis of the New Testament, The transition from Attic to Neohellenic in Morphology and the New Testament, Syntactical Developments, The significance of the developments for the exegesis of the New Testament, The historical Greek pronunciation and the dichotomy of the language, The acoustic dimension in communication, The impact of the historical Greek pronunciation on the transmission of the New Testament text, Summary and Conclusions."

The New Cratylus

Or, Contributions Towards a More Accurate Knowledge of the Greek Language
Author: John William Donaldson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Greek language
Page: 598
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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use
Author: William Thomas Brande
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 1423
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The Great Falling Away

Volume I: the Biblical Age
Author: Adrian Salupo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469102552
Category: Religion
Page: 569
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This first volume of our Great Falling Away Series biblically explicates both the beginning and the end of the biblical age, while also revealing mankinds great falling away from a biblically-defined faith in God and His mortal, immortal, and eternal Messiah - Jesus the Christ of Bethlehem/Nazareth/Judea. The full title for this first book of our series is: "The Great Falling Away Volume I: The Biblical Age". This book is now available directly from Xlibris, as well as from on-line booksellers and retail bookstores everywhere. The second book of our Great Falling Away Series is entitled: "The Great Falling Away Volume II: Anti-Christ, Babylon, and the Bride of the Lamb". This second and final book in our Great Falling Away series is now completed, and is now also available directly from Xlibris, as well as from booksellers everywhere.

Reading Greek

Grammar and Exercises
Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521698529
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 543
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Second edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. This volume provides full grammatical support and numerous exercises at different levels. The presentations of grammar have been substantially revised and the volume completely redesigned, with the use of colour.

The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929

Author: Wayne Neely
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491716134
Category: History
Page: 252
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The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929, also known as the Great Andros Island Hurricane of 1929, was the only major hurricane during the very inactive 1929 North Atlantic hurricane season. The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929 was perhaps one of the greatest and deadliest hurricanes to impact the Bahamas and is often regarded as the greatest Bahamian hurricane of the twentieth century. It was the only storm on record to last for three consecutive days over the Bahamas, with pounding torrential rainfall and strong, gusty winds. The storm killed 134 persons in the Bahamas, mostly mariners and sponge fishermen, as it directly hit the islands of Nassau and Andros. This thoroughly researched history considers this intense storm and its aftermath, offering an exploration of an important historical weather event that has been neglected in previous study. Also included is a harrowing account of a dog called Speak Your Mind who rescued a sponge fisherman at sea. Through unique historical photographs of actual damage, author and veteran meteorologist Wayne Neely shows the widespread devastation left in the wake of this tremendous storm. Drawing upon many newspaper accounts, ship reports, and Family Island Commissioners reports from throughout the Bahamas, the author provides a fascinating glimpse of this hurricane and the devastation it caused the Bahamas.