Thursday, January 31, 2013

Learn New Testament Greek

Hardcover Book by John Dobson

This book is acclaimed as "very good" for the beginner; it is easy to understand. The 52 lessons are short and do not take too much time to study. Want to be able to read meaningful verses from the Greek New Testament after just one hour of study? In this comprehensive and helpful guide, John Dobson uses a highly effective teaching method to introduce readers to New Testament Greek.

The third edition includes accented Greek and updated information. The book is accompanied by an audio CD-ROM. The author promises that by the end of this 52-lesson course, students "will be able to read much of the New Testament without the constant reference to a dictionary." They will also have a grasp of the structure of the Greek language and its grammar, an ability to use commentaries that refer to the Greek text, and growing skills as translators. -- From the back cover of the book.

One reader, who claims to have known nothing about Greek before obtaining this book, reports that within 30 minutes after he began reading he had memorized the Greek alphabet. Within 15 days he states that he was reading Greek paragraphs with ease.


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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Herald Site Resources

One of the resources that I use a lot is that provided on a site by the publishers of "The Herald of Christ's Kingdom" magazine. On their homepage, one can find links to the current issue of the Herald online, as well as a MP3 audio version of the current issue.

On main feature of the site is that it contains an online version of the "Bible Students Library", where one can find onlne Bibles, resources of children, Bible commentaries, Christian devotional materials (daily texts and comments, poems, hymns, anecdotes, etc.), Bible dictionaries, Christian history and much more.

Additionally, on the side of the homepage, one can find links to:

Past Issues of the Herald

Free literature - One can order copies of these booklets, but they are also available online.

Topically Arranged Christian Literature Online

The Bible Student's Library DVD

An online version of James Parkinson's Revised Version Corrected and Improved.

Below is a form by which one may search the Herald site:

only search the Herald Site

Bible Dictionaries from Amazon

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Some General Statements About the Bible

The word "Bible" is derived from a Greek word that is often transliterated as "biblia". That Greek word itself simply means "little books", and, as such, does not actually mean "Bible" as that word is used today.

However, this latter meaning is based on the earlier meaning that came to be attributed to the 66 books that we today call the "Holy Bible". Those books are viewed by Christians of many denominations as being the "authority" for religious instruction and doctrine.

We join with these in the belief that the Bible is indeed the central "authority" to which every Christian should look for spiritual guidance. Many who do not understand the Bible or the message of the Bible often denigrate the Bible as being unscientific, full of contradictions and absurdities.

We believe, however, that the Bible, although not meant to teach matters that we generally call "science", when properly understood and appreciated, will be found to be in harmony the actual facts of creation.

We also believe that most, if not all, alleged contradictions are the result of (1) misunderstanding of what is being said, (2) mistranslations, or  (3) errors of copyists.

We know that the Bible contains a harmonious theme, begun with the disobedience and fall of man in Genesis, and the promise of a deliverer who would restore man back to what was lost in the Garden of Eden.