Monthly Archives: January 2016

Continual? Or repeatedly?

By jps Interesting item I just ran across in editing The Greek Verb Revisited. This is from Stephen Levinsohn’s contribution on periphrastics: Both imperfectives [imperfect and periphrastic] occur in Acts 12:5 (ὁ μὲν οὖν Πέτρος ἐτηρεῖτο ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ· προσευχὴ δὲ ἦν ἐκτενῶς γινομένη ὑπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας πρὸς τὸν θεὸν περὶ αὐτοῦ …read more

Ancient Egyptian Diseases: Oldest Case of Scurvy?

By Robin Ngo ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DISEASES: A nearly 6,000-year-old infant skeleton uncovered at the ancient settlement of Nag el-Qarmila in Egypt may provide the earliest attested evidence of scurvy. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/Aswan-Kom Ombo Archaeological Project.Despite its notoriety as a historical disease commonly associated with sailors, scurvy—a nutritional deficiency disease caused by …read more

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