Facsimile of Robertson's Grammar
clayton stirling bartholomew
c.s.bartholomew at worldnet.att.net
Wed Dec 20 21:30:21 EST 2000
on 12/20/00 3:06 PM, One of the McKays wrote:
> What, then, is your grammar of choice, Clay, or should I know by now?
> David McKay
This is sort of like asking someone what brand of Expresso they make their
lattes with. It is mostly a matter of personal taste. I currently have about
a dozen local brands of expresso beans locally available since Seattle
considers itself (wrongly) the latte capital of the world.
My favorite grammar is now Accordance. I like to roast my own. When I am too
lazy to use Accordance I use H.W. Smyth (first) followed by BDF, SE Porter,
M. Zerwick, AT Robertson or Moulton/Turner. I leave Wallace up at the
library for other people to use (a personal sacrifice for the greater good
of the regional library patrons of which there are several million).
A lot of the questions that come up in my current study are not addressed in
grammars. A fair percentage of them cannot be answered using Accordance
I have been reading Levinsohn* on and off for nearly a year now and the
people he talks about like Simon Dik, Talamy Givon and Robert E. Longacre.
I think people should use the grammars that they find helpful for their
study. That is the main criteria I use. If it answers my questions, I use
it. If not I don't.
Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
*Levinsohn, Stephen Discourse Features of New Testament Greek, 2nd Ed.
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