Greek like Violin: Day 17 (and some helpful German resources)

The project has been going well. So time to modify things. I was reminded again today of just how important it is that I get my German down. Really down. So in addition to the Greek and Hebrew I’m adding German back in. I have a great couple of resources to recommend if you haven’t begun studying German yet. Or maybe you need a refresher?

Start with this:

Then get this:

And start carrying this one to church:

There, that should get you off to a great start! I’ve been through Wilson’s book twice, and am now plugging away through Ziefle’s Modern Theological German. Daily readings are also being done from my parallel ESV/Luther bible. Hey, learning German is not only super fun, it’s also devotional.


Psalm 138 (Hebrew and Greek LXX)

2 Cor 1–3 (Greek)

Acts 9:1–25 (German, section 4 in Ziefle’s MTG)


As our departure date to leave for Durham draws closer, I am becoming even more focused. There seems to be so much to do and so little time, but this has a way of focussing my energies and helping me to maximize every minute of time that I can find. Some of the anxiety has gone down as the Greek especially has been getting faster, smoother and more comfortable. But still so far to go. I thank God for helping me in this endeavor, as I seek to honor him through an attitude of excellence in both reading the scriptures and also being a husband, father and friend.


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