Why Read the New Testament Greek?


“…solid knowledge of Greek will produce a lifetime of benefits both to us and to those we can influence.”

Greek For Life, Kindle Loc. 241

In reading Greek for Life1, I learned the importance of reading the New Testament in Greek. Much of the reasons stated in the book are I think obvious for those who have been reading the Greek New Testament. Greek is the Language of the New Testament. The real New Testament is the Greek New Testament. Giving importance to the Biblical languages is necessary in order to value the gospel. Greek Increases Our Ability to Rightly Interpret the Bible. Greek saves Time in Ministry. Your time to check all the available tools and resources to properly exegete a Biblical text is reduced since you can read Greek and understand the author’s thought flow. Lastly, Greek demonstrates the Importance of God’s Word.

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