Monday, December 15, 2008

Some things change... some do not (a snapshot of Greek on the web)

While I was looking for something else, I stumbled upon the archives of the B-Greek list which started out in 1992 as the NT-Greek mailing list. Check the 1992-3 thread list and the 1993-4 thread list and the list of subscribers as of 5/5/1992. You'll recognize some of the names: Robert Kraft (UPenn CCAT), John Baima (Silver Mountain BibleWindows>Bibloi; claims to be the only Bible software author lurking on the Internet), Benjamin Wright (NETS project), Larry Hurtado, and others.

Want to know pretty much all the "Software for Theologians" that was available and known in 1994? It's all on three relatively short pages HERE and HERE and HERE.

What were some of the hot topics in 1992-3? Let me try to disambiguate the rather jumbled list:

As you can see, some things change... some do not. Incidentally, I found what must be one of the first instances in the biblical field of what is now a very popular term: disambiguation. (According to Merriam-Webster, however, the term dates all the way back to 1963.)


  1. So are we talking about two different people or did he change his name. You mentioned Michael Bushnell with BibleWorks, but how come I know him as Michael Bushell?

  2. Ooops... (as my brother, a FORMER air traffic controller used to say).
    Fixed it!