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David Allen Black on Greek grammar, green vegetables, and the “key to effective preaching”

The opening words from Black’s intermediate Greek grammar: People who teach or write about Greek grammar tend to treat the subject as though it were a green vegetable: you may not like grammar, but it’s good for you. The reason … Continue reading

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Will from “Thirteen Moons” on language translation: “All translations miss something. Some miss almost everything.”

Here the main character, Will, is explaining what happened when he told his native American friend, Bear, a joke about a hunting dog named Blue: When I finished telling the story, Bear did not laugh and looked more puzzled than … Continue reading

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