That Form our Hearts
Studying biblical languages offers at least three unique, formative benefits:
- Clarity: The Bible is a foreign text from a foreign land and culture, and its literary features such as repetition and sentence structure often only come clearly into focus in the original languages.
- Humility: Reading the Bible in the original language helps us see clearly that we are not in control of this text.
- Cultural Perspective: Studying the ancient languages is a cross-cultural experience. When we read Greek and Hebrew we learn things about the ancient cultures and perspectives in a new way.