As I started my previous Greek studies I stumbled onto a playlist on Youtube that had video lectures and Skype calls with none other than Steven Anderson teaching Biblical Greek. To my surprise, Anderson is “fluent” in Koine Greek and he even put together a documentary focusing on him and Agros Church pastors going over to Greece to witness to people from the Greek New Testament.
Now, I don’t know about all this hoopla. I think it’s a little far fetched to be doing this (it has no draw for me even in English), but each to their own. But, I did find the Greek lectures quite interesting and mildly helpful to a minor degree. Unfortunately, all of Steven Anderson’s videos were deleted from Youtube because of censorship, but I’m glad I was able to go through all the videos in the playlist save, I think, maybe one.
So, let’s talk about what the benefits were of the lectures, what he covered, and some impressive facts about the preacher that everyone loves to hate…..
This morning I settled into working on learning Greek again. Not sure why. Reading the Greek NT and the LXX as comfortably as I do the NKJV is just something I’ve always wanted to do. But, I’ve struggled over the years. I’ve managed to learn the alphabet and I’ve been able to memorize a handful of words, but that’s about it. I can sound out any Greek word presented (for the most part). Not sure if my pronunciation is anywhere close to accurate (not that anyone actually agrees on what is accurate anyway), but I really have no intention of ever going to Greece nor do I intend to strike up a conversation with a seminary graduate who majored in biblical languages. Really, I’m learning Koine Greek so I can “read” the Bible devotionally.
So, let’s talk about what I’m doing now with Logos and how it actually seems to be working out quite well…