Greek Linguistic Historiography, O my!

Here at Old School Script we typically don't re-post stuff here. For the most part this is a place for original contributions. With that said, when we do: you should pay attention. Over at Koine Greek—one of the few other linguistically oriented bible related blogs—Mike Aubrey has an ongoing project aimed at exploring old school grammars in light of more recent ones, with particular focus on identifying what parts the dead grammarians got right (or, at least, came very close), even though they lacked the more robust theoretical frameworks that are available today.

What gets me excited more than this project is the heart behind it. One that's not intent on sloughing aside dated observations, but offering a renewed and sympathetic probing into this material with the aim of finding common ground, or even to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge.

If you've read Steve Runge's grammar you'll notice that he does an excellent job of this as well. And as I continue to write, both professionally and for fun, I want to be someone like this who builds bridges instead of burns them down. Fire is of course more fun to play with—and it's certainly easier to strike a match and watch something burn—but a worthwhile legacy lies elsewhere.

So go check out what Mike has to say. I think you'll really enjoy it, if not only for the refreshing attitude behind it.