A student who learns ancient Greek will have direct access to the great literature of the ancient and early Christian world unimpeded by translations, and this is particularly important to the Christian who wishes to read the New Testament (and the Old Testament too, in the Septuagint, the Greek translation made long before Christ's time) in the original language. The student of Greek will have much easier access to modern scientific terminology, especially that of medicine.
"Learn Greek; it is the language of wisdom." --George Bernard Shaw
"I would make everyone learn English; then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honor--and Greek as a treat." --Sir Winston Churchill
"It cannot be said too often that Greek is an evolving language and that an understanding of ancient Greek includes mastery of both Attic [Classical] and koine. The former was the language of the great works of history, literature, and philosophy of the classical period that have had such a profound influence on our Western culture. Koine Greek, on the other hand, is the dialect of the New Testament writers who recorded the beginnings of the most significant religious movement of the West. Whatever the student's or scholar's own particular interests, he cannot fully appreciate the one without an understanding of the other and of the relationships between the two." --Stephen Paine
"Owing to the exigencies of the present educational situation, many who desire to use the Greek Testament are unable to
approach the subject through a study of classical Attic prose. The situation is undoubtedly to be regretted, but its
existgence should not be ignored. It is unfortunate that so many students of the New Testament have no acquainance
with classical Greek..." --J. Gresham Machen
Greek I is best suited for students who are at least 14 years old, and have some previous experience with Latin (or Greek). Those without prior classical language study will be considered, but please contact the instructor first.
Go to Schola Bookstore to order texts (althought most books are shipped within days, some may take several weeks. Books should be ordered as soon as possible after registration to avoid shipping delays)
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