Directions, please?

James S. Murray jsmurray at execpc.com
Fri Sep 7 18:58:05 EDT 2001


Erik:

I'd like to 2nd what Ted wrote and urge you to not give up on the list quite yet.
Similar to yourself, I have been teaching myself Greek over the past few years.
While I don't participate as frequently as others, I have found the participants here
very helpful and courteous when replying to my questions.  This is the best place I
know to find answers once I have searched all my reference works and I am still
unclear on something.  Yes, there are discussions on more advanced aspects of the
language, but I think that reflects the varied knowledge and interests among list
participants.  However, if you are serious about learning Greek (and it certainly
sounds like you are if you've started Mounce), I think there are plenty of
'beginning' and  'intermediate' students, as well as teachers, who would be more than
willing to help.  The best thing I've found is to jump in and not be afraid to make
mistakes.  Welcome.

Jim Murray
Racine, WI

Erik Westwig wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I've been studying NT Greek on my own for about 9 months or so now (and am
> enjoying it quite a bit, by the way) but since I do not have a teacher, I
> decided it would be useful to find a discussion group where I could ask
> questions and share learning ideas.  I joined b-greek a few days ago in
> hopes this would be just such a place, but after reading a few dozen of your
> posts, I think I'm in a little bit over my head!  Could anyone point me to a
> more approriate discussion group for a beginning Greek student, trying to
> learn on his own?  I've been using the book, "Basics of Biblical Greek" by
> William Mounce, and was hoping to find a discussion group dedicated to that
> book, but Dr. Mounce's website www.teknia.com does not appear to have one.
>
> Thanks so much,
> Erik
>
> ewestwig at palisade.com
>
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