So it’s been a while since Greek like Violin showed its pretty face. But here we are again, now that things have kinda settled in a bit here in Durham, England. I won’t go into those details in this post, but keep it basic. Yesterday was a refreshing return to the text after having flitted through some psalms and NT passages here and there the last week or so. Here were the last two days of practice below.
Tues, Sept 10:
2 Cor 8 (Greek)
Wed, Sept 11:
Genesis 5 (Hebrew and Greek LXX) – this session took 45 minutes, which was a real boost to confidence. But it was mostly repetitious due to being a toledot (generations) sequence. This made the short digressions into the happenings of Enoch and Noah even the more interesting and surprising.
Thurs, Sept 12:
2 Corinthians 9 (Greek) – a good, slow session that really honed in on different types of words, and making my way through the text methodologically. I tried to approach the text like a bottle of very fine wine, savouring every essence, exploring each nuance of flavor. It was really fun, but I do need to pick up the pace a bit in order to get through Paul’s epistles once more before the term here at Durham begins!