Basic Semantic Concepts (Part 1 of Biblical Language Linguistics)

April 8, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares six core concepts that are essential for doing the task of semantics. Introduction Six Core Concepts Functional vs. Lexical Morphemes Compositionality Entailment vs. Implicature Meaning vs. Use Sense vs. Reference Truth-conditions Conclusion Show notes The Formal Semantics of … Read More

Do We Really Need Exegesis?

December 15, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the role of exegesis in studying biblical Greek and Hebrew, and how different pedagogical approaches do or do not prepare us for exegesis. Show notes SLA research mentioned in this episode: Where to listen December … Read More

The Role of the Biblical Text in Language Learning

December 9, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the role of the biblical text in learning biblical Greek and Hebrew, and why you shouldn’t get into it too soon. Show notes This episode references a previous series on Biblical Language Pedagogy. You can … Read More

Biblical Hebrew Verb Classes and Alternations

December 2, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss how to group biblical Hebrew verbs into classes and why that matters for our understanding of those verbs and the language as a whole. Show notes This episode is based on a presentation Kevin gave … Read More

Who Killed Deponency?

November 17, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the concept of deponency in Greek studies. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect: Show notes Resources mentioned in this episode: “The Syntactic Construction of Two Non-Active Voices: Passive and Middle” by Artemis Alexiadou … Read More