[B-Greek] Is there a polite way to give correction?
danieleburrow at gmail.com
Thu May 1 05:03:43 EDT 2008
Greetings from a long time lurker and first time poster!
Dr. Buth your post is a message sent from Heaven. I am currently
praying about what is the way I should go as regarding my educational
future. Your "Option 3" (as shown below) is the exact track I would
like to follow.
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"Option 3. One could adopt a Koine pronunciation. This will sound
fairly modern, but with distinctive sounds for ta and Y-psilon. The
vowel symbol pairings, by sound equivalencies: EI=I, AI=E, W=O, OI=Y."
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By God's grand grace, I presently serve as a full-time pastor-teacher,
full-time caregiver for my ever in declining health, Chronically
diseased wife, and full-time college student at Crown college (via the
online method). I will be graduating from Crown this Fall. In
anticipation of this most happy event--I crammed a Bachelor's degree
into a 20-year window by fits and starts--I am now looking at the
how's, when's, and where's that would provide a track I could follow
toward your "Option 3" solution.
Most of what I have found so far in the various M. Div programs is
notably different from the "Living Koine Greek ( Part 1)" system that
I briefly used, enjoyed, and found immediately practical. I had to put
these aside when I was called as the full-time pastor of the church
and, at the same time, became much more involved with my degree
completion. I am saddened by my ignorance of Koine nearly every week
as I begin clumsily exegeting the text for next Sunday's expository
sermon. When I recollect how my entire class (in another college much
less excellent than Crown) failed both Greek I and Greek II because
our prof was a bit of an eccentric, I am saddened even further. We
laid out our money to learn and received esoteric theories and
impractical lectures instead. (We did receive nice "boot-leg"
photocopies of Thayer's lexicon though!)
Anyhow, I am in hopes that you and the other gifted souls on this
list, who happily give of themselves for the good of us all and the
glory of our Saviour, might take a few moments to help me in this area.
Thank you once again for the labor of love you give unto us all as
well as the most timely post.
Joyfully About Our Father's Business,
Open Heart Baptist Church
Selah, WA 98942
P.S. As an aside, you might be delighted to know I gave these
excellent materials to a young couple who will soon be on the mission
field in Papua New Guinea. It is hoped these will aid them as they go
about communicating God's Word.
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