Sunday, December 28, 2008

All Things Are Better in Koine



"All Things Are Better in Koine"

A video by some Biola students. Music written and recorded by Derek North, video produced by Nick Casucci. The profs in the video are Scott Yoshikawa, one of my former Talbot classmates, and Mickey Klink.

Here are some of the lyrics that may be a little obscure to non-Greek students:

K to the O-I-N to the E [KOINE]

D.W. bringing the Bs [Daniel Wallace, author of Beyond the Basics of Biblical Greek, commonly abbreviated as BBBG]

I'm busting out like Daniel Wallace / Watch me parse my verbs cuz my Greek is flawless.

legomai ego [common joke in Greek classes - means "I say" or perhaps "I say to myself" in Greek]

ti legeis en koine [= "what do you say in Koine?"]

The video mentions two evangelical NT scholars, D.A. Carson (prof at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Daniel Wallace (prof at Dallas Theological Seminary). I wonder if either of them ever suspected that they would one day be the admired objects of a rap video? I think that's my new goal in life.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! That's awesome! Haha :)

    I hope& pray that the "MANNING TRIBE" had a wonderful Christmas! And may God continue to bless you in 2009!

    And thanks for the blog tips!

    Blessings! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. More on the video:
    Music written and recorded by Derek North, video produced by Nick Casucci. The profs in the video are Scott Yoshikawa and Mickey Klink.

    Here are some of the lyrics that may be a little obscure to non-Greek students:

    Rap section
    K to the O-I N to the E [KOINE]
    D.W. bringing the Bs [Daniel Wallace, author of Beyond the Basics of Biblical Greek, commonly abbreviated as BBBG]
    I'm busting out like Daniel Wallace
    Watch me parse my verbs cuz my Greek is flawless

    legomai ego [common joke in Greek classes - means "I say" or perhaps "I say to myself" in Greek]
    ti legeis en koine [= "what do you say in Koine?"]

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my gosh Gary that is hilarious!! I think any "good" rapper SHOULD reference you!!Good to have life aspirations.... :)

    ReplyDelete