RandallButh wrote:at least you didn't emend my comment:They only need the skill to generate a Hebrew NT on the fly.
When the NT field has that skill, things will change, at least in gospel and historical Jesus studies.
It is a shame this forum software doesn't have "like" button, because I would have "liked" it. Classic Buth.
Duke a couple years ago started requiring their NT doctoral students to pass an oral Hebrew exam. Not at the level of translating the NT into Hebrew on the fly, but it's a step in the right direction.