Why Learn the Biblical Languages?

November 13, 2020 // The Biblical Languages Podcast

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In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Josh Mann discuss the "pay-off" of knowing the languages, and unpack a few examples from the biblical text.

Here's a snapshot of what you can expect:

  • The biblical languages give you more immediate access to the meaning of the text
  • We live in an age of unprecedented access to affordable language acquisition tools
  • Learning the biblical languages can be a fun and rewarding experience

The biblical examples discussed are בְּצֶדֶק from Psalm 17:15 and ἡ τελεία ἀγάπη from 1 John 4:17-18.

Show notes


The following quote, alledgedly by Jewish poet, Haim Nachman Bialik, is referrenced in this episode: "Reading the Bible in translation is like kissing your new bride through a veil."

The original source of this quote could not be located.

 

Where to listen

You can listen and subscribe for updates here: https://biblingo.org/podcast/

You can also listen and subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Overcast.

Listen to the full episode, share your feedback, and let us know topics you'd like to hear on future episodes!


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November 13, 2020 // The Biblical Languages Podcast

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In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Josh Mann discuss the "pay-off" of knowing the languages, and unpack a few examples from the biblical text.

Here's a snapshot of what you can expect:

  • The biblical languages give you more immediate access to the meaning of the text
  • We live in an age of unprecedented access to affordable language acquisition tools
  • Learning the biblical languages can be a fun and rewarding experience

The biblical examples discussed are בְּצֶדֶק from Psalm 17:15 and ἡ τελεία ἀγάπη from 1 John 4:17-18.

Show notes

The following quote, alledgedly by Jewish poet, Haim Nachman Bialik, is referrenced in this episode: "Reading the Bible in translation is like kissing your new bride through a veil."

The original source of this quote could not be located.

Where to listen

You can listen and subscribe for updates here: https://biblingo.org/podcast/

You can also listen and subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Overcast.

Listen to the full episode, share your feedback, and let us know topics you'd like to hear on future episodes!

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The Biblical Languages Podcast hosts discussions and interviews related to learning the biblical languages and issues relevant to biblical exegesis. Episodes cover topics in 4 major categories: language acquisition, linguistics, cultural backgrounds, and exegesis.

Listen & subscribe here: https://biblingo.org/podcast/

 

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