Discussion of Languages and New Testament Study around the Blogosphere

The discussion of which languages you need for New Testament study seems to have gone viral. Here are links to those who have chimed in since I wrote my own post on the subject:

James Crossley

Chris Brady

Duane Smith

Larry Hurtado (twice)

BW16 (twice)

Jim West

Matthew R. Malcolm

See also Mike Kok’s contribution on the method end of the discussion, which I didn’t even get to in my own post. Perhaps I should do a follow up?

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  • http://www.sheffieldbiblicalstudies.wordpress.com James

    Do it…do it…could even have a particularly nerdish twist on languages needed for religion and sci-fi…

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    Presumably that list would include Japanese, Korean (to understand the conversations between Jin and Sun in the original languages) and Klingon…

  • http://bwsixteen.wordpress.com/ BWSixteen

    Why are my posts (since yours) not linked?

    • Doctor Who

      Because you’re a baby.

  • Ken L Berry

    James, that should be Chris Brady, rather than my good friend Chris Heard (OT prof at Pepperdine). 

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    I fixed the Chris, and will check on BW16 posts that may not have appeared in my feed reader before I wrote the post. Thanks for the input!

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    @BW16:disqus  I updated the post to include your latest. I thought I had added your blog feed to my reader but I guess I had botched it. It is there now, so it shouldn’t happen again! :)

  • http://bltnotjustasandwich.com/ Suzanne

    Hi James,

    I have responded here on our new blog, BLT – Bible, Literature and Translation.


  • reallyquitetired

    greetings james

    you might perhaps consider adding to your lost both Roland Boer’s post on the issue:


    and my own humble efforts:



  • reallyquitetired


    perhaps you would be so kind as to correct ‘lost’ to ‘list’ in my last comment, and then delete this one.


  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    You should see an “edit” button that will allow you to fix it yourself, if you are logged in.

    I’m planning on doing another round-up since there have been several more related posts since this one.