11 February 2006

Koine Greek Blogs

I was out checking Technorati Tags and Google Blog Search to see if anyone else is looking at NT Greek in their blogs. I came across Koine Greek Geek, a relatively new blog that someone has put up to chronicle their own study of NT Greek. The author of that blog has just posted here with frustration that Blogger's text editor doesn't include the Symbol font and that she was going to have to code the Greek letter by letter.

I experimented for a while to find alternatives. I have posted two options for her, then I went and edited my template to choose a font that has better rendering of the Greek characters. In one of my comments, I pasted in this verse, to see if she can identify it:

ἐν τούτῳ ἐγνώκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην, ὅτι ἐκεῖνος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν: καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν τὰς ψυχὰς θεῖναι.

Can anyone else identify it? Will anyone ever even see this post?

In a few days, I will identify the verse.


At 2/11/2006 11:20 PM, Blogger Ian said...

BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

At 2/12/2006 12:25 AM, Blogger john s. said...

ian -

Good guess. You have selected 1 John 3:1. This is the verse that you have quoted:

ἴδετε ποταπὴν ἀγάπην δέδωκεν ἡμῖν ὁ πατὴρ ἵνα τέκνα θεοῦ κληθῶμεν: καὶ ἐσμέν. διὰ τοῦτο ὁ κόσμος οὐ γινώσκει ἡμᾶς ὅτι οὐκ ἔγνω αὐτόν.

Want to try again?

At 2/15/2006 12:29 AM, Blogger Oyarsa said...

John S.

It didn't display properly in the comments, but it displayed properly on your main page; I'll see what I can do about getting a verse or two up shortly.


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