It's all Greek to me!
(This was originally posted on December 3, 2019)
As most of you know, the NT was originally written in Greek and has been translated into many languages. Most of the time, the versions we use are excellent translations, and I can confidently hold up my English version of the Scriptures and say, “This is the Word of God.”
However, to catch nuances and gain a richness of what the NT says, requires consulting the Greek NT. This is why Bible Colleges and Seminaries requires Greek for all Biblical Studies / Pastoral Studies majors. I had to take 14 credit hours of Greek in my undergraduate studies.
But undergrad was a long time ago! My Greek is rusty, and I never excelled at it as a student anyway. Therefore, I rely on tools to help me with my Greek studies. Logos Bible Software is an excellent resource, as are books like William Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek and Daniel Wallace’s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics.
However, most of us don’t have time to read Greek textbooks to stay fresh in our Greek. And even fewer of us want to spend money on Greek books! We need a quick, consistent reminder to help us.
Enter Dr. Rob Plummer’s Daily Dose of Greek.
Plummer’s website is a great resource to give that refresher we need as we study the New Testament. If you sign up for the email, you get daily video (about 2 min long) where Dr. Plummer walks through a translation of a passage. Furthermore, a visit to his website will allow you to search to see if he has translated a passage that you may be studying.
Never studied Greek before? Daily Dose of Greek could still be a help to you. There is a whole section dedicated to teaching the basics of Greek to people who have never studied the language. I would also add that William Mounce’s Greek for the Rest of Us is an excellent resource for those who have never studied Greek.
So, whether you need a quick refresher or if you have never studied Greek, Daily Dose of Greek is a great resource for you.
Best of all….it’s free!
Check it out and let me know what you think!