Make Time to Learn the Languages

‘Trust me, there is no way around it. If you’re learning a biblical language you need to put in the time. Learning a language is more like developing a skill than it is gaining pieces of knowledge. Facts can be learned, but skills need to be honed, and you can only do that with time.Continue reading “Make Time to Learn the Languages”

Sing Scripture in Greek: LXX Psalm 17:2-3a; 47

Here’s my classmate in Biblical Greek Mastery singing in Greek. One way to master the language is to sing it. Enjoy! LXX Ps. 17:2-3a; 47 I Κύριος στερέωμά μου The LORD is my strength καὶ καταφυγή μου καὶ ῥύστης μου· and my refuge, and my deliverer (Repeat 2x) II Ἀγαπήσω σε, Κύριε ἰσχύς μου (ἰσχύςContinue reading “Sing Scripture in Greek: LXX Psalm 17:2-3a; 47”

Vaticanus Bible

Would you like to travel back in time and experience your Bible reading in the same way that ancient saints would? I came across this Bible by Benjamin Paul Kantor of published in 2020 and I think it is one of the best recent publications of the Greek text. Here’s the preface to theContinue reading “Vaticanus Bible”

The Authenticity of the Four Gospels

What makes the four gospels stand out over the gnostics gospels? Why do we have only four gospels? Why not five or six? Dr. Kruger unpacked the uniqueness and authenticity of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John) in the video below: “If you want to know what Jesus is like, who He was,Continue reading “The Authenticity of the Four Gospels”

New Testament Origins: Five Misconceptions

It is important to know the significant assumptions of those who go against the Biblical Canon. Dr. Kruger gives Five Misconceptions about the Origins of the New Testament on the video below: Christianity was a purely oral religion that was not interested in writing books Canon is an after-the-fact idea. Inscripturation is a late idea.Continue reading “New Testament Origins: Five Misconceptions”

Is It a Waste of Time to Learn the Biblical Languages?

Let me share today an article from Dr. Michael Kruger on “Is It a Waste of Time for Seminary Students (and Pastors) to Learn the Biblical Languages?” He publishes the same article yearly for the students who might ask the question of why studying these ancient languages even matters.  Here in the Philippines, some ofContinue reading “Is It a Waste of Time to Learn the Biblical Languages?”

Biblical Greek Manuscripts: Why Plenty of Copies and Variations?

To explain why there are so many different Greek manuscripts and why today we have Greek texts that differ from each other, we have to go back to the time of Christ. There, cellphone reception was scarce and letters were scrawled on pressed down papyrus reeds… welcome to the first century A.D. … As soonContinue reading “Biblical Greek Manuscripts: Why Plenty of Copies and Variations?”

Guzzling and Sipping Greek

“I have never gone to the Greek New Testament without receiving fresh illumination on some point. . . . Each student has the joy of discovery as the Greek opens its beauties to his mind and to his soul.” ~ A.T. Robertson “Before we sip the Scriptures, we should guzzle them.” ~ Rodney Whitacre Today,Continue reading “Guzzling and Sipping Greek”