Can You Skip 1st year Greek?

Over the course of my studies, I have met scores of seminary students who have told me their plan to study the bare bones of elementary Greek in order to “knock out” the required language courses, hoping all the while to gain proficiency in Bible software programs to aid them in their ministries. A couple weeks ago, Rod Decker posted some observations on this approach. His comments are well worth reading. He asks in conclusion, “do you want to learn Greek (or Hebrew)? Or do you want to learn software?” This is a warning that all ministers should note in their use of the original languages, as we have all seen the danger of their misuse.

See Decker’s comments here

Another classic resource is Don Carson’s Exegetical Fallacies 

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