Monday, September 14, 2009

The Original Languages

I believe there is an overemphasis and even a self righteousness concerning the original langauges. There are many satisfactory translations which have done all the necessary linguistic homework for all of us. A pure and passionate pursuit of following Christ does not hinge on any knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. Let us openly admit that we fall embarrassingly short of just obeying the English.

2 comments:

Ephesian said...

SO TRUE! In fact most of the "Biblical scholars" I know who are fluent in Greek are atheists! And to think, many of the most faithful Christ-followers of history were illiterate!

Ephesian said...

or "are" illiterate...

Believers in America can have libraries FILLED with concordances, study Bibles, and all sorts of literature, yet so little of the passionate love for Christ displayed by believers in remote villages who might not even possess a complete New Testament in their native language! Paul Washer has spoken about this.