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June 10th, 2008
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Date:June 10th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's interesting. I'd never actually heard the Greek before, and actually learning Greek is not something I'd figure as typical for anyone other than Greek-Americans and the occasional archaeology/classic civ major. Think this person was Orthodox?
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Date:December 29th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
As a side note (I'm reading back in this journal a bit), my father (a Methodist minister) took classical Greek as part of the schooling for his vocation (and studied Latin in high school, being part of the Latin club, among other interests). One of the more interesting books in his collection is a huge concordance of the Bible which contains the original Hebrew, Greek, and Latin of the various books and verses (including translations of each into the others), side by side with several different English translations and transliterations. It is HUGE, but you get all kinds of context (with occasional footnotes on language differences) that wouldn't have occurred to an ordinary Post-Modern moderately-churched man reading the King James version alone.
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Date:December 30th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
As a side note to your side note - if you're skimming back, I've added you to the woo-woo filter, and the magic tag should be a little more populated now.
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