Feb 19, 2011

Learning Greek: Expectations and Reality

"First year students of New Testament Greek often imagine that they will quickly discover all kids of hidden secrets of Scripture that few in their churches know. They think they will be able to solve the major doctrinal and exegetical controversies of the faith, or at least know which of the existing options is 'right.' More careful reflection on these issues, however, should suggest to them that, if all it took to attain such depths of insight were a year or two of Greek, then the tens of thousands of students who had traversed this path before them, with the identical resources, would all have come to agreement on most every important exegetical question."

Craig L. Blomberg with Jennifer Foutz Markley, A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010), 37. 

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