I have taken up a task that I set about to start some time ago, but for various reasons, did not start in earnest: reading through the Bible in the original languages. Though I have exegeted many passages from both testaments, I want to focus on reading through the text, vocalizing aloud as I go through in hopes of retaining more of the text in my memory. I am under no delusion that this will be an easy task, but I think it will be very rewarding.
The tools I will use in this endeavor are:
A Reader’s Greek New Testament: 2nd Edition by Richard J. Goodrich and Albert L. Lukaszewski
Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament by Warren C. Trenchard
A Reader’s Hebrew Bible by Philip A. Brown, II and Bryan W. Smith
Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew by Miles V. Van Pelt and Gary D. Pratico
I am much more nimble working through the Greek and have long needed to shore up my Hebrew, so hopefully I will accomplish this, as least as much as such an exercise could do so.
Has anyone else taken up this task?
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