Greek like Violin: Day 4 (still pumping)

This morning I woke up an hour later than the previous three days. 0545. The sun came up after me, so I didn’t feel too bad. And my headache dissipated a little bit, but maybe it’s just due to some sinus issues and not my lack of sleep.

Lots was accomplished this morning. The rest of the day was packed, so no further studies in Wallace or otherwise were possible. I still can’t hit that 4 hours of study goal, but the point of setting such a high standard is to get as close as possible. Three hours is pretty dang good.


0605-0630 – Ruth 1:19-2:3 Hebrew/LXX

0635-0655 – Luke 3


0700-0725 – Metzger vocab (26-30). Total words added = 98 


0730-0800 – Porter, Idioms, Chapter 2, “Mood and Attitude,” pp. 50-61.


0810-0845 – Romans 2:25-3:8


About three hours of study. The first week of Greek like Violin (or SEAL training) is going great!



  1. Steve D · · Reply

    Keep it up, you inspire me!!


  2. paultwiss · · Reply

    Do you find Porter helpful? You’d recommend it?


    1. I have found Porter to be helpful, although mind you I am not finished with the book yet. But it is making me rethink many of the grammatical concepts I was taught when first learning Greek. His presentation of verbal aspect makes a lot of sense and is worth considering and implementing. If anything, it’s one more way to keep making the principles of Greek grammar concrete in one’s mind, as well as being able to observe a responsible and gracious scholar refine, restate, and revise the incorrect assumptions of earlier scholars.


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