Marcus Christophorus Galbis
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- I think it's so important for Christians that study Koine Greek to also study the Attic and Homeric dialects. While Koine seems to be all on its own, it's actually a small part of a much larger literary tradition. The lexical structure for the New Testament (and the Septuagint) didn't come into existence overnight, neither was it created just for the New Testament. The Apostle Paul also seems to have been familiar with the Attic writers. (e.g. Acts 17:28; Titus 1:12)
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