Louis Sorenson has produced a nice reading of the first nine chapters of Mark’s Gospel following Westcott and Hort’s 1881 text using the Restored Koine pronunciation. His Let’s Read Greek website has numerous helpful resources for reading Greek texts. This is one among many.
Text and audio of Mark 1-9
I’ve updated the homepage to give more prominent placement to Alan Bunning’s Center for New Testament Restoration (CNTR). The transcriptions of New Testament manuscripts he has provided are amazing. Having these available in machine-actionable form is an incredible boon to the work of textual criticism!
I linked the image on the homepage directly to the manuscripts page at CNTR rather than the project homepage to give quick access to the carefully aligned transcriptions. Once you get there, though, the menu at the top of the page gives you quick access to the project’s homepage and other resources to help you understand the transcriptions and the process used to produce them.
We all owe sincere thanks to Alan for his careful and thorough work.
James Tauber has published a short video explaining the accentuation of Ancient Greek words in a way that is more precise than what is found in beginning grammars that deal with the issue. If you don’t follow the argument fully, just watch a second time.
If you have never studied Greek accents before, here are some terms that may help you understand the video:
ultima = the last syllable in a Greek word
penult = second to last syllable
antepenult = third to last syllable
oxytone = an acute accent (´) on the ultima
paroxytone = an acute accent on the penult
proparoxytone = an acute accent on the antepenult
perispomenone = a circumflex accent (῀) on the ultima
properispomenone = a circumflex accent on the penult
Thank you, James.
I have added Paul Danove’s New Testament Verbs of Communication: A Case Frame and Exegetical Study to the bibliography.
Danove has been developing his Case Frame analysis since the mid 1990s, and along the way he has contributed significantly to our understanding of the argument structure of Hellenistic Greek verbs. It is good to see this new addition.
I have added The Greek Verb Revisited to the bibliography here at Greek-Language.com. Each of the papers contained in the book now also has its own entry in the bibliography.
I just found out today that the book is available for Kindle. You can read it on any device with the Kindle app.
If you are interested in Open Source software or Open Data projects for the Biblical languages, I would like to recommend the following sessions at SBL:
Saturday, November 19th
Sunday, November 20th
For more about Open Data in Biblical Studies, visit http://biblicalhumanities.org/.