About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

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Rreffner
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About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Post by Rreffner » August 11th, 2017, 1:49 pm

71 years old and I have decided to undertake a Biblical Greek language study. I would like to be able to read the New Testament in the original language. I have never taken a language other than my native language. I am taking the course at the Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center for personal growth (audit).

The course begins in 4-weeks. I am trying to learn the Greek alphabet before class begins. Wish me luck.

Rich

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Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 11th, 2017, 3:07 pm

Congratulations and good luck! Do you know what textbook they use?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Post by Shirley Rollinson » August 12th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Rreffner wrote:
August 11th, 2017, 1:49 pm
71 years old and I have decided to undertake a Biblical Greek language study. I would like to be able to read the New Testament in the original language. I have never taken a language other than my native language. I am taking the course at the Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center for personal growth (audit).

The course begins in 4-weeks. I am trying to learn the Greek alphabet before class begins. Wish me luck.

Rich
Welcome to B-Greek - If you'd like to get a start on the alphabet, you're welcome to use the Online Textbook, which starts at http://www.drshirley.org/greek/textbook02/contents.html
There are also several good videos on You-Tube, though they usually don't tie the letters in with actual words, or give much about the history of the alphabet, which is fascinating.
Enjoy - Greek is a great language
Shirley Rollinson

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Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Post by Jason Hare » August 15th, 2017, 11:44 pm

Rreffner wrote:
August 11th, 2017, 1:49 pm
71 years old and I have decided to undertake a Biblical Greek language study. I would like to be able to read the New Testament in the original language. I have never taken a language other than my native language. I am taking the course at the Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center for personal growth (audit).

The course begins in 4-weeks. I am trying to learn the Greek alphabet before class begins. Wish me luck.

Rich
Wow, Rich! Good on ya! :)

You have all of our warm wishes for your success, I'm sure. Of course, feel free to ask for help and clarification at any step along the way.

How's it going so far with the alphabet learning?
Jason A. Hare
Tel Aviv, Israel

Rreffner
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Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Post by Rreffner » August 29th, 2017, 7:55 pm

To date, I have memorized the alphabet and am in the process of learning lower case letters. Class starts in two days. We will be using Essentials of New Testament Greek by Ray Summers ISBN 978-08054410013 ISBN 0805410015 AND a Greek New Testament (United Bible Societies).

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Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Post by Barry Hofstetter » September 2nd, 2017, 7:08 pm

Some time ago (back in the mid-1980's, actually) I was listening to Christian radio in Minneapolis and heard the pastor bragging about a parishioner, who, at 95, decided to take Moody Bible school's correspondence course in Greek. She completed beginning and intermediate in 2 years, and then signed up for Hebrew. That means you are starting out quite young by comparison... :lol: It also proves it's never too late, as long as the Lord gives breath and capacity.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Instructor of Latin
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
ἐγὼ δὲ διδάσκω τε καὶ γράφω ἵνα τὰ ἀξιώτερα μανθάνω

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