Friday, October 27, 2006

Back on the horse

After a four month hiatus, I've finally picked up my study of Greek again. I had retained most of what I learned earlier from the opening chapters, but at around chapter 10 it's looking like I need to re-read carefully.

I'm at the point now where I can read Greek about the way archeologists in movies read obscure ancient languages...dusting off the ancient inscription I say slowly, "It says something about 'the Son of Man.'" Looking more closely, I add, "Ah yes, here it is ... he's going to be betrayed," followed by a dramatic silence as the non-scholars standing by ponder what this might mean.

2 comments:

LutherPunk said...

you will have to keep us updated on your progress. i am not one of those who can independantly study languages, so my hat is off to you sir!

Andy said...

It remains to be seen whether or not I'm one of those who can study a language independently. I tried to learn Latin a few years ago. I got as far as basic grammar and being able to translate a few simple stories about Remus and Romulus but then I let it slip.

But I have much better resources for Greek than I did for Latin, so I'm hopeful the results will be better.