[B-Greek] use of EK in 1 John 4.13 & EN in v16

Mark Wilson emory2oo2 at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 23 08:46:30 EST 2003


I read Iver's scanty reply. :o )

As is generally the case, I agree fully with what Iver
has written. Can you tell he loves his job?

I do want to add one other element to this methodology that
may have been mentioned and I just overlooked it.

Read Greek. Read more. Read lots of different ancient Greek.
Get a "feel" for Greek.

I very often will contact Carl Conrad (OFFLIST) for his
insights into various Greek words, constructs, etc, because there
can be no substitute for extensive reading of ancient Greek. I noted
from his credentials and then his posts that he has exposed himself
through years of reading to a lot of different ancient writers and
works. To me, there is no other way to get a "feel" for Greek and
its linguistic culture.

So, add to Iver's excellent post the need for extensive reading.
Not just the NT. Read everything Hellenistic in natue. Read more
and more. Learn Attic Greek. Read that extensively. This element
may seem excessive, but I really don't think so.

My thoughts

Mark Wilson

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