Author Archives: kelleys4christ

February 2017

2/1/2017 Just a thought: one can be a good pastor despite his ignorance of the Biblical languages. However, no one can be a good pastor because of his ignorance of the biblical languages.

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January 2017

2017-01-30 Another work that I will look forward to reading once my Latin skills are up to snuff is Augustine’s De Spiritu et Littera (On the Spirit and the Letter). I found a copy here and here. There is a … Continue reading

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Changing format: Monthly posts

To all my loyal readers (both of you), I am going to try an alternate format to help me post more often. I have a hard time writing enough regularly enough to justify a new post each time, so I … Continue reading

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New Adventure: Latin!

Well, I have officially started my Latin studies. One week ago I had no idea I would be doing it, but through a series of interesting turns, I enrolled in my seminary’s Theological Latin course, and had my first day … Continue reading

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Scott Hafemann on the Importance of the Biblical Languages

“The purpose of reading the Bible for ourselves [in the original languages] is not, however, to out-commentary the commentaries . . . Nor is it to out-translate the translators . . . Rather, our own work in the text provides … Continue reading

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List of Witnesses to the NT Text

As part of my training for a vocation in New Testament studies, I have been attempting to gain some proficiency in New Testament textual criticism. To that end I have constructed a list of the manuscripts used in the UBS5 … Continue reading

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Adding to My Resources Page

I am in the process of adding to my resources page. The latest addition is a simple discourse diagram of John 1:19-34 that I worked up for the Greek reading group that I am leading for some of Dr. Black’s … Continue reading

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