Someone once wrote that reading the Bible without knowing Greek and Hebrew is like watching a 20” TV, while reading the Bible knowing Greek and Hebrew is like watching a 65” LCD 1080p HDTV with stereo surround sound. You can understand what is going on with the smaller television, but the bigger TV offers added depth and clarity. MDiv students here at BTS pursue both reading of Scripture and theological reflection under the conviction that God has determined to unite all things in heaven and on earth in Jesus Christ. By learning Greek and Hebrew students get a snapshot of the past and better understand the redemptive-historical narrative that culminates in God’s taking on human flesh in Jesus Christ as His mission to restore His creation, especially human beings precious to Him. For us, the languages are not just about gaining a higher level of theological understanding but developing the skills and humility to study the biblical context so we can better apply what we know to the current culture.
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