The Glory Has Departed

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Follow Up - A Few Notes on Studying Greek

Come back with your shields or on them, soldiers!

One person responded to How To Study Theology with a question about learning Greek.

Here are a few steps to consider:

  1. Avoid classical Greek. The New Testament is Koine. Learn that. It is easier and relevant.
  2. Learn how to read the letters and pronounce the words.
  3. Read the text out loud until that gets easy.
  4. Always read the text out loud first.

Next -
Read John 1:1 in Greek. Translate the words you know. Guess the rest. Then check your KJV. Do not ever write words above the Greek or leave a Bible open. Our lazy brain will go to English first, just as kids will eat candy before meat if left side by side.

Read John 1:2 in Greek. Repeat.

Get used to reading the paragraph out loud. The key is immersion, not words lists, not grammar rules. If we had waited to learn interogatives and subjunctives as babies we would have starved to death.