[b-greek] Reasons for studying Greek

From: Wayne Leman (wleman@mcn.net)
Date: Thu Jun 29 2000 - 18:14:39 EDT

Study Greek to better understand what translators of English versions of the
Bible have to struggle with.

Study Greek to better appreciate the semantic ranges and syntactic options
allowable by various Greek forms.

To appreciate that translation is often not an exact science, but yet there
are principles which can guide one toward as good an understanding of the
original authors' intended meanings as possible.

Study Greek to avoid interference (communicational "noise") that is
inevitably introduced by a a translation from Greek into one's own language.

Study Greek so that exegetical commentaries and other resources by biblical
scholars proficient in Greek will make more sense to you.

Because it's there (just like Mt. Everest!).

Because it's fun (or can be).

To keep our brains from atrophying.

Wayne Leman
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