[B-Greek] Why learn Greek?

WmHBoyd at aol.com WmHBoyd at aol.com
Tue Feb 18 12:00:54 EST 2003

Mark said: "I hope the reason many have undertaken the study of Greek is so they do NOT have to rely on Trench, BDAG, etc..." 

Well Mark..., You are more ambitious than I am.  I hope you make it, and I think a few have.  I once thought perhaps that I would be able to do that, but the more I study Greek the more humble I become.  (Sometimes I wonder if I have a learning disability.  Like Winne the Poo, Greek makes me feel like a "bear of little brain.")  I do not think I wil ever be able to lay aside these helps, but the more I study Greek, the more I am able to appreciate these these helps, and to use them with discretion. I also find, that after struggling with a text, I have a personal satisfaction of being able to see it in the Greek...,  and while it does not always give me more insight into the passage, it does often help keep me from reading into the passage something that is not there.  I find that alone to be of great value.

William Boyd
Little Rock  

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