Biblical Languages

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    It should come as no surprise that learning the original languages of the Bible (Hebrew, Aramaic and Koine Greek) will greatly sharpen your theological acuity skills.  Unfortunately for beginning apologists it does take more than an intermediate level of competence to add much to theological acuity skill.  It’s  just that a little knowledge of Biblical languages can lead to poor results too easily.  

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    Remember that it’s not just a knowledge of the vocabulary that advances you, it’s the grammar, too, because you’re most interested in what the text means to say.   That is, learning the language involves learning both semantics and syntax and having both skills at your disposal to increase the likelihood you’re getting the text’s meaning right.  Indeed, Robert Dick Wilson left a great example (albeit beyond the reach of most) for us as a scholar who learned in addition to those, all of the languages in to which the Bible had been translated up to AD 600, which was 45.

    The reading resources and on-line resources on this tab are designed to help better equip you for that task, or at least to help you understand the dimensions of the challenge.

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