It has been a little over 2 weeks since I first posted about Going Deeper With New Testament Greek, and my soon to begin quest for learning, on my own, Greek. There are many reasons I am doing it, with two of them being becoming better at exegesis of texts and the other being to prove to myself that I can do it.
So, now that I am two-ish weeks into this, well, I’m not that far. All I have down is the Greek Alphabet, and I am ever so thankful to the “Greek Alphabet Song” that I picked up from Daily Dose of Greek. They also have a plethora of helpful videos for learning Greek, and links to many other resources.
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Now, why do I only have the Greek Alphabet down? And when I say the Greek Alphabet, just saying it. I haven’t learned the letters and how to recognize them fully yet, but, that’s a work in progress! I’m only this far because of what I like to call “life”. I am a married man with three children and a pregnant wife (due in September). I have a full time job, as well as my commitments to ministry at the church we are members of. So, I sorely miscalculated the idea that I would have a lot of time to do this (which I totally DON’T), and while I am not regretting it, I do know that I need to be more intentional with it.
I have flash cards made for the alphabet. I have a flash-card app for my iPhone that goes along with the book I’m using. And, I am really looking forward to getting on with my studies in Greek. I am also contemplating auditing a class at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (which uses the David Alan Black book as their text book, or so I’ve been told) to help with my studies.
So, from here on out, I hope to have more results to share here!
Soli Deo Gloria!