By James Hope Moulton
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Essentially th e sam e thin g i s bein g trie d i n ou r time . "The purist s o f to-day, " say s Thum b (Hettenismus 180) , "are lik e th e ol d Atticist s t o a hair. " Thei r "mummy language," a s Krumbache r call s it , wil l no t stan d th e tes t of us e i n poetry ; bu t i n pros e literature , i n newspapers , and i n Biblica l translation , i t ha s th e dominion , which i s vindicated b y Athenia n undergraduate s wit h bloodshe d if nee d be. 1 W e hav e nothin g t o d o wit h thi s curiou s phenomenon, except to war n students tha t befor e citin g MGr in illustratio n o f th e NT , the y mus t mak e sur e whethe r their sourc e i s icadapevovaa o r ofju\ov/j,evi), boo k Gree k o r spoken Greek .
I t wil l no t do to appea l to gramma r t o prov e that the author is a Jew: a s fa r a s tha t goes , h e migh t jus t a s wel l hav e bee n a farmer o f the Fayum . Though t an d materia l mus t exclusivel y determin e tha t question. Bu t as that point is hardly doubtful , we pass on to a more important inference fro m th e imperfec t Gree k cultur e o f thi s book . D, th e autho r canno t hav e writte n th e fourt h Gospe l onl y a shor t tim e after. Either , therefore, w e must tak e the earlie r dat e to r Rev , which woul d allow the Apostl e to improv e hi s Gree k b y constant use in a city lik e Ephesu s where his Aramai c would b e useless ; o r w e mus t suppos e that someone (say , the autho r o f J n 21" ) mende d hi s gramma r fo r him throughou t th e Gospe l 10 A GRAMMA R O P NE W TESTAMEN T GREEK .
A Grammar of New Testament Greek, Volume I: Prolegomena by James Hope Moulton