ed krentz wrote:The way one grows is to keep readingr texts that are more difficult than the NT. The LXX is good for this. I would suggest reading Psalms as a starter. They are short (not Ps 119!) and their content is familiar.
But then move into the apocrypha. Try reading sections of Sirach, start with chapter 44. One you find that doable, move on to Wisdom of Solomon 7ff. and 4 Maccabees.
ed krentz wrote:There are some good aids to this, e.g. the old Dropsie Series of commentaries on apocryphal books, or Dancy on 1 Maccabees.
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