Keep Your Greek (17)

Encouragement, Comments & Other Information

This is an excellent video on how medieval codices (books) were made. It is just over 6mins long, really well produced and provides an insight into a time before the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press of the 1450s.

Write out or recite the Aorist, Active, Subjunctive, of λυω – to loose

Write out or recite the Present, Active, Participle, Masculine of λυω – to loose

Principal Parts
Write out or recite the principal parts for ~βαινω – to go
(Present Active)
(Future Active)
(Aorist Active)
(Perfect Active)
(Perfect Passive)
(Aorist Passive)

Greek Reading and Translation
Each day read through the 10 verses below and translate each of them over the coming week. (To assist with your translation you can work directly in an Excel spreadsheet or print off a PDF copy for handwritten translations)
Excel: (17) John 4.49-5.5
PDF: (17) John 4.49-5.5

(Jn 4:49-5:5 NA28-Mounce)
49 λέγει πρὸς αὐτὸν ὁ βασιλικός · κύριε, κατάβηθι πρὶν ἀποθανεῖν τὸ παιδίον μου. 50 λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς · πορεύου, ὁ υἱός σου ζῇ. ἐπίστευσεν ὁ ἄνθρωπος τῷ λόγῳ ὃν εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς καὶ ἐπορεύετο. 51 ἤδη δὲ αὐτοῦ καταβαίνοντος οἱ δοῦλοι αὐτοῦ ὑπήντησαν αὐτῷ λέγοντες ὅτι ὁ παῖς αὐτοῦ ζῇ. 52 ἐπύθετο οὖν τὴν ὥραν παρʼ αὐτῶν ἐν ᾗ κομψότερον ἔσχεν · εἶπαν οὖν αὐτῷ ὅτι ἐχθὲς ὥραν ἑβδόμην ἀφῆκεν αὐτὸν ὁ πυρετός. 53 ἔγνω οὖν ὁ πατὴρ ὅτι [ἐν] ἐκείνῃ τῇ ὥρᾳ ἐν ᾗ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς · ὁ υἱός σου ζῇ, καὶ ἐπίστευσεν αὐτὸς καὶ ἡ οἰκία αὐτοῦ ὅλη. 54 Τοῦτο [δὲ] πάλιν δεύτερον σημεῖον ἐποίησεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐλθὼν ἐκ τῆς Ἰουδαίας εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν. 1 Μετὰ ταῦτα ἦν ἑορτὴ τῶν Ἰουδαίων καὶ ἀνέβη Ἰησοῦς εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα. 2 Ἔστιν δὲ ἐν τοῖς Ἱεροσολύμοις ἐπὶ τῇ προβατικῇ κολυμβήθρα ἡ ἐπιλεγομένη Ἑβραϊστὶ Βηθζαθὰ πέντε στοὰς ἔχουσα. 3 ἐν ταύταις κατέκειτο πλῆθος τῶν ἀσθενούντων, τυφλῶν, χωλῶν, ξηρῶν. 5 ἦν δέ τις ἄνθρωπος ἐκεῖ τριάκοντα [καὶ] ὀκτὼ ἔτη ἔχων ἐν τῇ ἀσθενείᾳ αὐτοῦ ·

Each day this week, skim read through a chapter of your first Greek Grammar or one you are familiar with. (skim reading a specific chapter, either sequentially or randomly, and completing it each day of the week will re-enforce foundational topics and help to move them into long term memory)

Keep Your Greek (17)
Continue reading for Quiz answers.

Answers to Keep Your Greek (17)

Write out or recite the Aorist, Active, Subjunctive, of λυω – to loose
(1s) λυ σω
(2s) λυ σῃς
(3s) λυ σῃ
(1p) λυ σωμεν
(2p) λυ σητε
(3p) λυ σωσιν

Write out or recite the Present, Active, Participle, Masculine of λυω – to loose
(Ns) λυ ων
(Gs) λυ οντος
(Ds) λυ οντι
(As) λυ οντα
(Np) λυ οντες
(Gp) λυ οντων
(Dp) λυ ουσιν
(Ap) λυ οντας

Principal Parts
Write out or recite the principal parts for ~βαινω – to go
(Present Active) ~βαινω
(Future Active) ~βησομαι
(Aorist Active) ~εβην
(Perfect Active) ~βεβηκα
(Perfect Passive) ~
(Aorist Passive) ~


One thought on “Keep Your Greek (17)

  1. Hi Tony:
    Absolutely enjoyed the video! I did not know all that labor went into making parchment. No wonder manuscripts were produced from that material. Great practice paradigms today with regards to the participles. I’ll admit I got smoked on the βαινω parsing, forgot that the aorist drops (apocopates) the “v” and the “α” lengthens to “η” with the knocking out of the iota. In John 4:49 we see the aorist passive optative κατάβηθι, used in making requests or urgent entreaties to a superior, i.e “please come down”. As a final note, I’d like to hear your thoughts on the reading in John 5:4 of the Majority text: αγγελος γαρ κατα καιρον κατεβαινεν εν τη κολυμβηθρα και εταρασσεν το υδωρ ο ουν πρωτος εμβας μετα την ταραχην του υδατος υγιης εγινετο ω δηποτε κατειχετο νοσηματι. Blessings!

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