[B-Greek] Emil Schurer and his Greek Inscriptions
George F Somsel
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Fri Jul 20 00:16:23 EDT 2007
After locating the use of this term in Schürer, I note that he has a note on the word
The παγκράτιον is the “joint contest,” which comprises both wrestling (πάλη) and boxing (πυγμή). Hence it belongs to the order of gymnastic games.
Schürer, E. (1890). A history of the Jewish people in the time of Jesus Christ, second division, Vol. I.25. Edinburgh: T&T Clark (Since it is divided into two parts with vols 1 & 2 in part 1, vol 1 of the second division is vol 3 in the set).
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From: Stephen Baldwin <stbaldwi at hotmail.com>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:25:20 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Emil Schurer and his Greek Inscriptions
Ladies and Gentlemen:
This may be a touch off-topic...
In reading Schurer's "History of the Jewish People...", the learned man
makes certain assumptions about his readers' skills in Hebrew, Greek, and
Latin. Assumptions that are in my case, largely unsound. Using my BAG, I can
discover most of the greek but not all. I can now place bets at a hIPPWN
DROMOS but e.g., what is a PAGKRATION?
It raises a further question regarding one's stock of lexicons and aids.
Where BAGD etc. will suffice for Biblical and Christian literature of the
period and will overlap with these other areas, is there anything else of a
more general nature that is worth having to hand? In attempting to read the
Apostolic Fathers, I believe that likewise, one is on one's own. BAGD helps
to an extent, but will not cover the range of vocabulary in those
Thanks as always..
stbaldwi at hotmail.com
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