Zachary David Kaufman

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the Pains of Greek

In speaking about the difficulties with traversing between Biblical Greek and English/American:

“This situation, frustrating and confusing to those without Greek and even to some who have it, is further complicated by the tendency for words, like bright three-year-olds, not to sit still where you told them to, but to wander around the room, start fiddling with things they weren’t supposed to touch, form new friendships (especially when they bump into their Latin cousins, but that’s another story) and generally enjoy themselves at the expense of the exegete who is trying to keep them under control.”

-N.T. Wright, Justification

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Written by zdkaufman

March 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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