Do you do structural diagrams before preaching/teaching a text? I would like to talk with you.
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I do Greek sentence diagrams. Usually only if my pericope is under ten verses. Otherwise I select only verses central to theme or where difficulties exist in order to clarify.
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Thanks. I am looking for people who do them in English for a specific project. People who follow the study formats of teachers like Haddon Robinson or Wayne McDill and many others do this. Its a helpful way to get the structure of a passage even if you don't have a strong facility in the original languages.
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Kevin, I started this thread a while back asking (what I think) might be the same question.
You'll see forum poster, Frank Fenby, in particular does a lot of these and invited us to make contact with him to see what he does. His website is: http://edifymin.org/
Hope this is of help.
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Paul Clarke:PS - Thanks for the excellent interview piece you did with Bob Pritchett!
I have a student that when I was teaching sentence diagramming/structural diagramming asked why there isn't some resource with these already done somewhere. My first answer was that the process was as important as the product and that might be why. However, I thought about it and for people who don't understand how to do it, a resource of not only how to but a lot of examples would be a benefit. I'd like to put one together and thought it would be a great team project that could be created quickly by a few dozen people. It would take me months and really years with my schedule and workload.
Logos.com has => Learning New Testament Greek Now and Then that has Logos Greek Morphological codes in the 2nd chapter for Libronix 3, which have changed a bit in Logos 4: e.g. Libronix 3 NMSG became NGSM in Logos 4 for Noun, Genitive, Singular, Masculine. Chapter 3 of Learning New Testament Greek Now and Then introduces sentence diagramming while using morphological coding (for word parsing).
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Kevin A. Purcell:My first answer was that the process was as important as the product...
For what it is worth, the people I know that teach diagramming live by this statement. With their main goal of getting students to always look at the text in this way, even if they are not diagramming per se.
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Kevin A. Purcell:a resource of not only how to but a lot of examples would be a benefit. I'd like to put one together
There is a website that has most if not all the Bible in Kellogg-Reed format and Amazon sells a self-published series in block diagram format. An, of course, Logos provides them in tree format even if they "hide" it by putting the trees on their side. My personal opinion: sentence diagrams are tools for organizing your thoughts and imposing a structure on your thoughts not an end in an of themselves - a minority opinion in some circles.
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