Biblical Languages Overseas?

From: Ken Penner (
Date: Mon Nov 25 1996 - 14:43:34 EST

For a course in Theological Education Overseas, I'm examining the role
and methods of teaching Biblical Languages in cultures other than my own.
I'm looking for input on the following questions, especially from those of
you who teach in non-Western cultures.

Do all countries need people trained in the biblical languages?

How can teaching biblical languages be reconciled with an emphasis on
training the laity, in cases where the laity has a low basic level of
education? Are we creating an elite group?

What special issues are significant in teaching biblical languages overseas?

Thanks in advance for your input!

Ken Penner
Regent College

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