Biblical Languages

Learning to read the Bible in the original Hebrew and Greek

The Bible in the Raw

(First published at Anglican Fulcrum on 7th Oct 2014) After 23 years service with the global Bible translation community I have become accustomed to encountering the question, “Which is the best/most accurate English translation of the Bible?”. I have developed a number of strategies to try and turn this enquiry into something more helpful. The very fact that the question is asked, and asked so often, is indicative of our resource-rich western world view. We are accustomed to picking and…

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Biblical Languages

In addition to our contemporary theology and apologetics stream, we also offer the opportunity to learn to read NT Greek or Biblical Hebrew. Whether in weekly evening classes here in Sherborne or in residential study schools at Hilfield Friary, Sarum College or elsewhere why not consider an encounter with the Bible in the Raw. We all have our favourite English translation of the Bible but whether it is the familiarity of the traditional language of the King James Version (KJV, AV), the immediacy of modern translations…

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Learning to Read New Testament Greek

The Greek New Testament The Christian Gospel spread along the trade routes of the Greek speaking Roman Empire. From Jerusalem to Alexandria, Antioch, Ephesus, Athens and Rome the apostles carried the Gospel throughout the ancient world. They spoke and wrote Koine Greek, the common tongue of the Eastern Meditteranean. Their gospels, letters and stories became what we now call the New Testament. Reading their gospel in their language gives us a glimpse of how their message transformed their communities. the…

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Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew

The Hebrew Bible Nearly all of the Old Testament is written in Hebrew. The world of the scribes who collected and wrote down the Jewish Law, the histories of Israel and the deeds and words of the Prophets was very different world from ours. They used stories to express what they had learnt about God. Sometimes they wrote songs or poems, sometimes they constructed myths but they were always focussed on God and what he has done. To read Genesis…

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Forthcoming Events
  1. Incarnation

    Monday, 12 February, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
  2. NT Greek in a Week

    Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 09:30 - Saturday, 28 July, 2018 @ 15:30
  3. Beginning Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, 13 August, 2018 @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:30