Greek like Violin: Day 9 (increasing in speed)

One of the surprising consequences of spending close to 20 hours of deliberate practice in the Greek (and Hebrew) of Romans (and Ruth) the past two weeks has been a rapid increase in reading speed. This was unexpected, at least so soon. Last Monday, I was able to make it through about 5 verses of Ruth in a half hour. The last two days I have been able to read an entire chapter (approx 22 verses) in under an hour. Sweet.

I hope this trend to continue, although I’m sure that going into tougher material will slow things down a bit. Still, I’m even just feeling more comfortable in the languages, and that is a very good thing. Here was the practice session for yesterday’s “Greek like Violin”:


0510-0600 – Ruth 4 (Hebrew and LXX)

0605-0700 – Romans 14–16 (Greek)


0705-0720 – Porter Idioms reading


Almost at the end of the second week and going strong. Praying for diligence, determination and devotion to complete the course. May the Lord be glorified by these efforts, and by yours, dear reader.



  1. Steve D · · Reply

    Keep it up so encouraging


  2. I remember after taking Dr. Boyd’s “Hebrew Poetry” class, I began thinking I didn’t know ANY Hebrew! So every now and then I had to do some Hebrew narrative reading just to make me feel better about myself. 🙂


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