[B-Greek] Audio Greek NT

frjsilver at optonline.net frjsilver at optonline.net
Mon Nov 27 20:16:31 EST 2006

Dear Friends --

There's ample palaiographic evidence from the Hellenistic period to demonstrate that what we consider 'modern' Greek pronunciation was well on its way before the New Testament was written.

Granted, the raising of many vowels and diphthongs to a sort of least-common-denominator HTA sound was sporadic and regional until at least the second Christian century, but Modern Greek phonemic values for both the Greek 70 and the NT were pretty firmly emplaced at the times of their being written.

Maybe we should use something like 'Erasmian' (Erasmus was there?) for 5th-c BC classical texts;  when reading hOMEROS or hESIODOS, all bets are off -- _pace_ professor Daitz.

Peace and blessings to all.

Father James Silver

Monk James
Orthodox Church in America

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Buzzard 
Date: Monday, November 27, 2006 7:15 pm
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Audio Greek NT
To: Carl Thomas 
Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org

> Carl, I do not know of a recording with the Erasmian 
> pronunciation, 
> but perhaps someone else does.
> Anthony.
> At 06:43 PM 11/27/2006, you wrote:
> >I looked at his and liked it. Since I'm just starting to learn 
> NT 
> >Greek and I was wanting to use this to help me learn to read 
> the 
> >Greek NT. Should I use one that use the Koine vers the modern 
> Greek 
> >pronunciation.
> >
> >
> >
> >Anthony Buzzard wrote:
> >>I have used the recording of the NT by Spiros Zodhiates, if 
> you 
> >>wanted the modern Greek pronunciation.
> >>It is authentic of course, since he is a native Greek speaker.
> >>Anthony Buzzard
> >>
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