Jon Davis Jr.

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JonDavisJr
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Jon Davis Jr.

Post by JonDavisJr » February 13th, 2012, 12:41 am

I'm exploring ways to learn to study the Bible in the original Greek for the purpose of personal edification and teaching others Christianity with more accuracy and power.

I have been serving full-time in Christian Ministry since 1994. I mostly worked with having students through a Basic Christian Discipleship and Missions Course and then taking them overseas for a Missions Field Trip.
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The Gospel of Everything

Barry Hofstetter
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Post by Barry Hofstetter » February 14th, 2012, 2:52 am

Jon, welcome. There are plenty of resources available for self and group study that you can learn about in these forums. One suggestion: if your goal is to use the Greek for theological purposes, you'll generally find yourself getting into trouble. If your goal is to learn Greek better to understand the NT, then you'll begin to see benefits in your own life and ministry. And that means learning Greek as a language as best you possibly can.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Instructor of Latin
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
ἐγὼ δὲ διδάσκω τε καὶ γράφω ἵνα τὰ ἀξιώτερα μανθάνω

JonDavisJr
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Post by JonDavisJr » February 14th, 2012, 7:34 am

Hello Barry, thanks for the welcome!

I am very curious about what you are saying.

What would be the difference between using Greek "for theological purposes" and learning Greek "better to understand the NT?"

My goal is to be able to understand the New Testament on a whole new level so that I can teach it more effectively. I would imagine that would include improved theology and sorting through some theological questions with an additional tool.

I suspect that there is something important you are trying to say, but I am not sure what it is.
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