Tag Archives: New Testament Greek

Setting the Bar at Fluency, pt. 2 (SBL 2012 Report)

This is the fourth and final post in my report on the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, held Nov 17-20 in Chicago. Here are the first, second, and third parts. The rest of this post is the second half of … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar at Fluency, pt. 1 (SBL 2012 Report)

This post is the third post in my report on the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, held Nov 17-20 in Chicago. Here are the first and second parts. In its second session, our Applied Linguistics group hosted a panel to address the question, “Where should we … Continue reading

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Where Should We Set the Bar in Biblical Language Training? (SBL 2012 Report)

This post is part 2 of my report on the the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, held Nov 17-20 in Chicago. Here is the first part. In its second session, our Applied Linguistics group hosted a panel to address the question, “Where should we … Continue reading

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First 1000 Words: Picture Book for Koine Greek Vocabulary (Needed Resources)

About the Series This is part of an ongoing series where I discuss resources that should be developed to aid teachers and students in acquiring Koine Greek communicatively. Introduction Have you seen this series of books by Usborne? They are … Continue reading

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How Long, O Lord, Until I Know Greek? (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 5)

About the Series This is part 5 in a series of posts laying out the problems with typical Koine Greek teaching methods and proposing a reformation in pedagogy. Part 1 talked about what it means to read Greek or any other … Continue reading

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The Oral/Aural Foundations of Reading (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 4)

About the Series This is part 4 in a series of posts laying out the problems with typical Koine Greek teaching methods and proposing a reformation in pedagogy. Part 1 talked about what it means to read Greek or any … Continue reading

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Greek Professors: Do They Know Greek? (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 3)

About the Series This is part 3 in a series of posts laying out the problems with typical Koine Greek teaching methods and proposing a reformation in pedagogy. Part 1 talked about what it means to read Greek or any … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Curtain—Or, The Dirty Truth About Most New Testament Greek Classes (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 2)

About the Series This is part 2 in a series of posts laying out the problems with traditional Koine Greek teaching methods (though we will soon have opportunity to question just how “traditional” they really are in the broader scope … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to “Read” Greek? (Basics of Greek Pedagogy, pt. 1)

By far the most common objection to oral/aural methods for teaching ancient Greek is the following: Greek is a dead language. We will never need to speak ancient Greek, so why should we waste time listening to and speaking it when … Continue reading

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