Croy's Greek Grammar

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Brian W. Davidson | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Aug 7 2014 5:30 PM

I've used this book for 5 minutes and found two typos in Lesson 10. This book needs to be proofed. εὑρίσκω is spelled in some unintelligible form in the lesson and practice and review #1 απερχομαι is spelled with a θ instead of χ. These typos would make the book really difficult to use for someone that is actually learning Greek for the first time.

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 1:42 AM

Hello Brian,

This was my textbook in seminary for first year Greek, so I also wanted to see what you noticed.  I don't own the resource in Logos yet but thought if there were errors, I could find them in the sample pages.  I'm afraid you're right:

In #2 & #10 in the book, both instances of ἀλλά are displayed with the latter Alpha, but as I recall this is an acceptable way to display the word by omitting the second Alpha while the accent mark remains (...could this also be how Logos renders it in the program? ...possibly due to context?)

In #6, the book spells both words: ἀδελφόςἀδελφὴ respectively.  I'm almost positive these are errors in the digital copy.

In the above screenshot, two words are missing in between the highlighted words.  It should read (...and reads in my paper copy):

5.       σὺ εἶ κύριος ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ κἀγὼ δοῦλός σου καὶ διὰ σὲ πεποίηκα τὰ ἔργα ταῦτα. ( 3 Kgdms 18:36)

I confirmed it in the Septuagint just to make sure...

I stopped looking after the above examples, but I agree with Brian.  This resource, while a great tool for Greek, seems to suffer from a disappointing digital edition currently in Logos. Sad

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 7:50 PM

Since this thread dropped so quickly, I decided to proof read the entire "See Inside" sample of Croy's A Primer of Biblical Greek.  Proposed corrections correspond to highlighted words left to right and top to bottom:

1. ἀδελφὸς 

2. ἀδελφὸν

3. ἀρχή (only with a mark under the ETA)

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 7:59 PM

1. ἔργων 

2. δῶρον 

3. σύν 

4. τῆς 

5. ἁμαρτωλοὶ 

6. διέρχεσθαι 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 8:04 PM

1. γίνεται 

2. σύν 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 8:07 PM

1. προσῆλθον 

2. τὴν 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 8:10 PM

1. Missing scripture reference (Gen 24:54)

2. Missing scripture reference (Jonah 1:15)

3. εἶπαν 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 8:12 PM

1. βασιλείαν 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 8:16 PM

1. πορευσώμεθα 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 8:24 PM

...and lastly:

1. ἡμῖν 

2. ἐξουσίαν 

3. ἐλθεῖν 

Now who wants to submit all these corrections in program?  Wink Angel

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LogosEmployee

I've sent a link to this thread to the content production team.

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Brian W. Davidson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 8 2014 9:32 PM

Thanks Paul and Bradley!

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Brian W. Davidson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 29 2015 6:20 AM

I teach from this book, and I've found and reported about 10 typos in the past couple lessons (usually in the exercises).

This book still needs some serious proofing.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 29 2015 12:35 PM

Brian--

Thank you for bumping this. We apologize for the initial errors. They were very bad. We also apologize for failing to get a resource out in a timely manner.

As it so happens we updated the book in August but failed to push out the updates to users.

I have put the updated resource in our recycle queue. It will be pushed out in two weeks.

As an FYI, since the resource was updated in August but you reported typos since then I double checked all of the typos you submitted in January. It looks like all of those were taken care of when we fixed the book in August (but failed to push out).

All that to say, the book received a full proofing. All your initial errors were fixed and errors you've reported since look like they were taken care of as well.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the delay.

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Brian W. Davidson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 29 2015 4:14 PM

Kyle, you da man. Thanks a ton.

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 29 2015 5:07 PM

Glad to hear this is being updated and thanks for bumping this up Brian.

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