Four reasons to master Koine (and to leave Attic alone)

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Tavis Bohlinger | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 23 2018 1:54 PM

The Academic Blog has just published a post arguing for a singular focus on Koine Greek, urging a departure from the view that one should learn both Koine and Attic.

In other words, quoting Euripides is cool, but Paul is sublime.

https://academic.logos.com/four-reasons-to-master-koine-and-to-leave-attic-alone/

Happy reading!

The Editor

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 23 2018 2:15 PM

Oh, great. This makes me so upset.

Solely at Logos’ recommendation, I bought my Attic greek dictionary (which also works awful in the right-click menu). I think maybe $7.

Joking aside, you’re brave today! But I’d have thought a familiarity with Attic is like a familiarity with Shakespear-ian. A way of thinking.

Anyway, good points.

And I couldn’t resist:

https://www.logos.com/product/24077/did-moses-speak-attic-jewish-historiography-and-scripture-in-the-hellenistic-period 


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Tavis Bohlinger | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 23 2018 2:20 PM

Of course Moses spoke Attic. 

Nice to see you again, Denise.

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 23 2018 2:34 PM

Denise:

... But I’d have thought a familiarity with Attic is like a familiarity with Shakespear-ian. A way of thinking.

But we all have to draw the line somewhere, don't we?  I love Shakespear-ian English, but Chaucerian?  That might as well be Greek to me.

;-)

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 23 2018 6:43 PM

5. Because petros and petra in Matthew 16:18 and Attic poetry.

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