Reference work for Early Church History – Augustine On the Spirit and the Letter
With special guest lecturer Ian Smith. Had a moment of clarity: while working through the pericope of Jesus healing the man with the withered hand, I finally found myself looking at the Greek, understanding what was going on, and desperately keen to find out what happened next. It was even more immersive than reading it […]
The end of the textbook! Really, just a collection of miscellany. In brief, we learned: Conditional sentences: this is the kind of “if A then B” sentence. The “if A” part is called a protasis, and the “then B” part is called the apodosis. It’s also possible to make an “indefinite conditional”, where you’re not […]
Now that my essay is out of the way, I can catch up on blogging about Greek. As you can tell from the lack of Greek posts, I haven’t been spending as much time revising as in previous weeks: I often carry the textbook somewhere, but then end up working on something else instead. As […]
This was the first day of Greek where we just looked at bible verses, and translated them / watched the new lecturer translate them. You can see the OHP in action: the Greek text is on overhead projector slides double-spaced, and projected onto a whiteboard. The lecturer points at the words as he goes, writes […]
One of the best sites for NT Greek is Zhubert – you have access to the full Greek New Testament, and a lot of information about each word, where you need it.
If I’ve tried to complain to you about how much I have to do for college, you might have heard me mystified about what an exegetical paper is: after a couple of people have helpfully tried to explain it to me, I’ve found some more detail in this document that covers guidelines for exegetical papers.
This whole weekend is earmarked for Greek study, with the half-semester exam on this Tuesday morning. The last chapter was a bit of a shock – I know now that the pace of content picks up as you head towards the end of the book, but I wasn’t ready to find out that we have […]
A few weeks ago, a nespresso machine turned up at college; students can now buy coffees (not great coffees, but there are slim pickings at Burwood anyway) for $1.00, without going off-campus. Partly, this was to raise money for the SRC (Student Representative Council) to buy stuff for students, but the other part of the […]
Just an insight into where my mind is at: while doing some Greek translation exercises at lunch today, I caught myself thinking: “So does that mean the future passive is derived from the aorist passive? Yes it does… ah… that makes sense now…”