From: Ian E. Rock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 20 1999 - 16:20:01 EDT
The way I have gotten around this is to read the NT lessons for each
Sunday from the GNT and not from an English version. Work through the
text with the relevant grammars and lexicons; translate it for your
self, and even preach from the translation you have made. At the end of
the translation you may want to compare with the English text appointed
for your denomination.
If you are of a Church that recites the Office daily, you could extend
the exercise to cover this, but care would have to be taken not to
interfere with the devotional aspect of the Office.
I find this helps a bit. Hope it works for you.
Ian E. Rock
Ordinand and MA NT Student
"Bret A. Hicks" wrote:
> I was wondering if any of the "middle" or "big" Greeks could offer a
> suggestion on keeping up with your Greek skills after you have finished
> your Greek classes. I took Greek 3 or 4 years ago and find it difficult
> to keep my skills up, much less improve on them. This is especially true
> when I am teaching a lot out of the Old Testament as I am this year. I
> simply do not get to study the NT much this year, so I am not using
> Greek very much.
> I guess my basic question is "what is the best way to spend my
> time?" I do not have a lot of time (family, pastoring, still in
> seminary, etc.). If you could only devote 15-20 minutes a day, where
> would you devote it? Working on vocabulary, reading through grammars to
> brush up, reading some portion of the NT, or a combination of the
> above? If you recommend reading, do you recommend using a reader such
> as the Graded reader by Mounce, or simply opening the NT a little each
> day and reading. Finally, if it is reading the NT, what books would be
> most profitable to start with (few "unusual" constructions, easier
> grammar and vocabulary, etc.) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> In Christ,
> Bret A. Hicks
> Bay Ridge Christian Church
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