Yearly Archives: 2010

/2010

Why am I speaking to you in Greek?

At SBL in the Applied Linguistics section I will be giving a lecture on the advantages of speaking Greek, for those who spend a significant part of their time working with ancient Greek literature of the post Alexander period. The lecture will be twenty minutes and primarily in English. Five and one-half minutes will be [...]

By |2017-06-12T21:31:41+00:00November 12th, 2010|Blog|4 Comments

On the history of Hebrew YIQTOL and the Hebrew verb

I read an interesting article this weekend by Alexander Andrason, “The Panchronic YIQTOL: Functionally Consistent and Cognitively Plausible.” 62 pages. It is rather top-heavy with metalanguage from Cognitive Linguistics so I will try to summarize and interact with the main points, plusses and minuses, in language that gets halfway back to common English, including some [...]

By |2017-06-12T21:31:41+00:00August 22nd, 2010|Blog|7 Comments

Biblical Hebrew at Fresno Pacific University

Wayne Steffen, editor-in-chief of Pacific Magazine, wrote an article for the March 2010 volume about my Biblical Hebrew course here at Fresno Pacific University. It has recently been put on FPU's website. He begins his article by describing language learning by immersion: "REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE A BABY?   Probably not, so here’s what happened: [...]

By |2011-09-14T23:16:26+00:00April 14th, 2010|Blog|2 Comments

BLC’s “Jesus in the Galilee”

At a guest house in the modern town of Migdal, overlooking ancient Migdal on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, about twenty individuals have come together for ten days of intensive Koine Greek. We are attempting to do something that has rarely, if ever, been done in modern times: speak only Koine Greek from [...]

By |2011-09-14T23:19:15+00:00April 4th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Pre-release preview of BLC’s MP4 Companion

Here at Fresno Pacific University, I have been working together with a team of student workers at developing an MP4 Companion to BLC's Living Biblical Hebrew - Introduction Part 1. It is almost finished, and we hope to have it available soon. In the meantime, I thought it would be nice to give you a [...]

By |2017-06-12T21:31:43+00:00February 27th, 2010|Blog|3 Comments

The Hebrew Language Academy on lamed-yud pi“el: גִלִּיתִי and גִלֵּיתִי

Yesterday, 27 Jan 2010, the Hebrew Language Academy confirmed that alternative 1st and 2nd person suffix tense (‘past’) forms of pi``el lamed-yud roots will be officially acceptable in modern Hebrew. גִלֵּיתִי will be acceptable, and apparently even גִלֵּיתָ. The reason for the confirmation and acceptance is that forms with both [i] and [e] occur in [...]

By |2017-06-12T21:31:44+00:00January 28th, 2010|Biblical Hebrew verb, Hebrew Language Academy, Piel|2 Comments