Poetry. A dance of words across a page. A stance of rebellion against the constrictions of prose. But that is not to say that poetry is without rules.[Read more…]
Let’s talk about Greek. And what you need to master it. To gain fluency.
Study. Years of hard labor bent over grammars and ancient texts. Speaking Ancient Greek with strangers on Skype. Dreaming in Koine.
Right. Perhaps mastery at that level isn’t a priority. Exegesis is.
Good. Then I want your participation in a project, one that will facilitate your exegesis.
The Brill Greek Reference Collection is a high-level academic powerhouse for anybody working in this, the language of the gods, the philosophers, Josephus, the New Testament.
This 5-volume collection is currently in pre-pub, and includes both:
- The 3-volume Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics
- The 2-volume Etymological Dictionary of Greek
I highly recommend that you add these elite resources to your digital research library. To posses them in hardcover sounds lovely, but, really?
Don’t let the Brill Greek Reference Collection molder on your shelf, become a display piece, sold off in a garage sale when you die.
Possess the fully functional, fully searchable powerhouse in its absolutely best format: in your Logos digital research library.
Keep your bookshelves for Harry Potter.
The pre-pub price of the Brill Greek Reference Collection is currently $499.99, compared to the retail digital price of $899.99 and the retail print price of $1,709.
I’ll let you do the math, but those are huge savings. Take advantage.
And help get this powerful collection to publication today.
With the launch of Logos 8 come several new features that will appeal to biblical scholars. These features range from various ways to visually work the biblical text to building your own morphological queries.
Essay by Genevieve Scheele*
The history of biblical exegesis and hermeneutics is not without controversy, and the apostle Paul’s Epistle to the Romans is no exception. It has more allusions and quotes from the Hebrew Bible than any other New Testament work, but is not always treated in its Israelite context. References to Genesis play a particularly important role in the core section of Romans 5–8, featuring hamartiology and justification. This essay will explore that relationship, also in conversation with the Church Fathers. [Read more…]
Photography by Tavis Bohlinger*
Welcome to the first in a new series on the Logos Academic Blog (theLAB), in which we discuss everything but the actual content of a book. Design Showcase is a series of interviews with both publishers and designers of the best academic resources in the world of biblical scholarship. In this first of the series, we’re going to take a look at the Tyndale House Greek New Testament, or THGNT. [Read more…]
Brill volumes have a special place in my heart. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing as bound physical monographs, with utmost attention to detail in their craftsmanship of cloth-bound covers and gold-letter embossing, but the aesthetics also extend to the written text. [Read more…]
by Alan Taylor Farnes
In 2007, James R. Royse published his exceptional study on the scribal habits of six early New Testament papyri. In his work, Royse revolutionized text critics’ understanding of the text-critical canon lectio brevior potior or, “the shorter reading is preferred”1 by demonstrating that the scribes he studied tended to omit more than they added. In its place he coined a new canon which he called lectio longior potior or, “the longer reading is preferred.” [Read more…]
If you haven’t already heard, there is an exciting conference taking place next year (April 2019) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The official announcement is below; hope to see you there. [Read more…]
by Christoph Heilig*
Two weeks ago, Tavis Bohlinger wrote a blogpost in which he encouraged students and scholars of the New Testament to focus on the “common dialect,” ἡ κοινὴ διάλεκτος of the Greek language—that is, the Greek spoken roughly between 300 BCE and 300 CE. In the German-speaking sphere, from which I come, many students of theology still learn “Classical Greek” as it was used between 500 and 300 BCE (well, at least the Attic dialect of that time). [Read more…]
Learning to read Koine (or biblical) Greek is essential, if you are training for church ministry, an academically focused career in biblical studies, or simply as a means to reading the New Testament in its original language.
Even while I was in seminary, however, there was pressure to learn to read Attic, or Classical Greek. I was inspired to expand my narrow horizons beyond the NT, to begin reading Homer, Sophocles, and Plato. Indeed, even on this blog, we recently posted an article encouraging people to read widely throughout the corpus of Classical Greek literature. [Read more…]