Practical Inspiration from New Testament Greek for 2018

Jeremy Bouma on 5 days ago. Tagged under ,,,.

9780310529354There is no shortage of inspiration for making 2018 your best year yet. May I suggest another, if not unusual source for inspiration?

New Testament Greek.

Not the Greek scriptures, per se, but the Greek language. A brilliant new devotional book offers inspiration for practical living using insights from biblical Greek. It’s called Devotions on the Greek New Testament, the second such volume edited by Paul Jackson as a follow-up to the first.

The main point of each of the 52 devotions comes from a careful reading of the passage in the Greek New Testament, not from an English translation, using a variety of exegetical approaches, including: grammatical, lexical, rhetorical, sociohistorical, and linguistic. Each devotion closes with a practical application or spiritual…

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Save an Ancient Page from a Greek New Testament Manuscript for Just $5.50

Jeremy Bouma on 2 years ago. Tagged under ,,,.

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Our friend and author Daniel B. Wallace  is inviting you to help save an ancient New Testament manuscript—for as little as the cost of a fancy caffeinated beverage.

Wallace and the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) are endeavoring to digitally preserve the entire collection of Greek New Testament manuscripts at the National Library of Greece.  The NLG is one of the five largest repositories in the world for Greek NT manuscripts. They have over 300 such manuscripts, amounting to roughly 150,000 pages of text.

And they need your help.

As you can imagine, the costs of this important effort are substantial—nearly $1 million. Which is why Wallace’s organization is asking for interested Christians, scholars, and teachers to join the CSNTM in this important and urgent work.

“If you…

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News: 300 New Testament Manuscripts in Athens to Be Digitized, Shared by CSNTM

ZA Blog on 2 years ago. Tagged under ,.

Three hundred New Testament manuscripts — over 150,000 pages of Greek text — will be digitized by the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) and then shared on their website for free.

The CSNTM just signed a contract with the National Library of Greece in Athens to digitize their entire New Testament manuscript collection over the next two years, in 2015 and 2016. The National Library of Greece in Athens is one of the five largest repositories of Greek New Testament manuscripts, according to the recent CSNTM press release, making this an exciting undertaking for every scholar and student of the Greek New Testament, and for everyone interested in the history of the Bible and Christianity.

Once the project is complete, all images will be posted at www.csntm.org and will be accessible to everyone…

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