Robert Plummer on New Testament Greek for Everyone
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Can it be a normal thing for Christians to read the New Testament in the original Greek? Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Professor Rob Plummer’s Beginning with New Testament Greek book and short Daily Dose of Greek videos are proving that it can. He’s heard from thousands of Christians, from construction workers to retired engineers…and even some pastors…who tell him that they’re now reading the Bible in Greek. To hear from Professor Plummer about how you can do this too, please listen, and share.


0:00 Introductions
0:43 Daily Dose of Greek/Hebrew is for the average Christian, not just seminary students
4:40 Learning Koine Greek can bring you closer to the apostles' original writing; what languages were used around Jesus and what did he actually speak?
13:07 3 minutes a day is enough to learn Greek or Hebrew; the tools you need to learn effectively, many of which are totally free
18:32 Get a study buddy; the modern miracle of educated laypeople around the world
25:04 What happened when the message of the bible stopped being mediated through institutions
28:52 Why Greek should be like underwear; the importance of graciousness and respecting English translations; the snowball effect of mistranslating a single phrase
37:21 You can be reading Greek in 1 year; the different approaches to learning Greek;
42:47 The pitfalls of over-reading some words; why contextual awareness is important
45:16 The treasures unlocked by reading the Gospels in Greek; reading in Koine Greek is a way to read passages again for the first time
53:40 Going Deeper with New Testament Greek is great for complete beginners, but it also contains state-of-the-art linguistic analysis
57:06 How ancient authors structured their writing without spacing or punctuation; the power of reading the original papyri;
1:04:09 How to start your journey into Koine Greek; you don't have to be a genius or have a lot of education to learn;
1:06:36 Final thoughts

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