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.

Practice:

Psalm 138 (Hebrew and Greek LXX)

2 Cor 1–3 (Greek)

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

Summary:

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Daily Dose of Latin

A Latin a day keeps the doctor away...

EerdWord

the Eerdmans blog

Larry Hurtado's Blog

Comments on the New Testament and Early Christianity (and related matters)

Daniel B. Wallace

Executive Director of CSNTM & Senior Professor of NT Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

Life Matters New York

40 days of reflection · © John G. Mason · www.christchurchnyc.com

Old School Script

where linguistics & biblical studies intersect

New Testament Scholarship Worldwide

Bridging Eastern and Western New Testament Scholarship

German for Neutestamentler

A blog devoted to the translation of German New Testament scholarship

Seriously

tom's blogging at last

Words on the Word

Blog by Abram K-J

%d bloggers like this: