<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>In a message dated 3/14/2002 11:37:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, 06PETERSON@cua.edu writes:
<BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">My quick answer (and therefore only half-serious) is: So you can be confused
<BR>in more than one language.</BLOCKQUOTE>
<BR>Unfortunately, for all too many seminary students this is precisely what it becomes. Some never learn the language well enough to be able to sit down and even struggle through a passage several years later. Others learn only enough to be dangerous to themselves and others. They never learn to be able to distinguish between what is a viable interpretation and what is pure hogwash.
<BR>I think it is criminal if a seminary allows ANY student to graduate without acquiring a reasonable proficiency in BOTH Hebrew AND Greek - no exceptions.