Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Should Pastors Use Greek And Hebrew?

Peter Jones talks about Greek and Hebrew over at his blog Singing and Slaying. The question is "Should pastors use Greek and Hebrew?" You can read the post here. Peter walks you through some of John Currid's recent book titled Calvin and the Biblical Languages, listing six reasons Currid identifies for why a pastor should learn and use Greek and Hebrew. Check it out.

Side note: I don't speak Italian, but in point three, does traduttore traditorre mean "translations are treacherous"? I might be wrong but isn't it talking about translators, not the translations themselves? Like "translators are treacherous." Who knows? But hey, if you do, let me know in the comments section. Smaller things have kept me awake at night. If I'm right, there is a sort of irony in the mistranslation. If I'm wrong, it just reinforces why we need to know the original languages!

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