Off Topic: Greek Final Exam & BibleGateway (Monday with Mounce 68)
This is a totally off-topic blog, but there are two things that I wanted to share with you.
If you are a student headed toward finals, you might want to check out the National Greek Exam. This is a helpful resource for you to assess where you are in your learning of Greek, and it only costs $10. Such a deal.
BiblicalGreek.org, the sponsoring organization, also offers professors the opportunity to create and share the tests they use throughout the year.
The second item is the new alpha version of BibleGateway. We have been working on some tremendous new features, and it would be helpful if people started using the alpha release and giving us some feedback. Go to alpha.biblegateway.com (no www) and request access. It will be granted quickly and you can check out what we are doing.
The essence of the new BibleGateway is that we will not only show you the Bible, but will show you content to help you understand the Bible. Right now there are only a few commentary resources available, but there are so many more to come relatively quickly.
My favorite resource at alpha.BibleGateway.com is BiblePhD. It is a free 14,000-article online encyclopedia. It has been made with wiki technology and eventually students will be able to update it. But we are concerned to keep its trustworthy character, and are therefore implementing a process of review for all edits. Until that is ready, there will be no editing.
Anyway, that’s it for the news. See you next week for some Greek grammar.
William D. [Bill] Mounce posts every Monday about the Greek language, exegesis, and related topics at Koinonia. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Basics of Biblical Greek, and is the general editor for Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of the Old and New Testament Words. He served as the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version Bible translation, and is currently on the Committee for Bible Translation for the NIV. Learn more and visit Bill's blog (co-authored with scholar and his father Bob Mounce) at www.billmounce.com.
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