Do You REALLY Know Greek?

Daniel Streett has posted again on the teaching and learning of New Testament Greek on his blog, καὶ τὰ λοιπά. He shares the story of distributing a quiz on Greek words, most of which occur somewhere in the Greek Bible but not all of which are in the New Testament, at a conference. The quiz [Read More...]

Discussion Continues about New Testament Study, Languages and Methods

Here are some posts that are part of or relate to the ongoing discussion of the essential languages and tools for New Testament Study. Daniel Streett posted about the difference between reading a language fluently and being able to translate it word for word. Anyone who has learned to speak a modern language fluently will [Read More...]

Learning to Speak Hoosier

These would have been more useful to me a few years ago, but I can enjoy them now. HT to Jen McCreight for pointing them out. The second one becomes particularly funny when you realize that the speaker describing his travels hasn’t left Indiana. [Read more...]

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 [Read More...]

Happy Mandaic Valentine’s in First Place Day!

Eisenbrauns has announced the winners of this year’s Valentine competition, and a Mandaic Valentine I composed has been chosen as the first place winner! I am grateful to my collaborators on the Mandaean Book of John project, Charles Häberl and Steve Caruso, for catching some errors and making a few suggestions for improvement. But most of [Read More...]

Kató Lomb – Polyglot: How I Learn Languages (Free Online)

Thanks to Oliver Stegen for pointing out that the book Polyglot: How I Learn Languages by Kató Lomb is available for free online as a pdf. The site which hosted the first place I found it online is the Electronic Journal of Teaching English as a Second Language, which may also be of interest to some [Read More...]


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