Deepening Our Faith through Exploring New Testament Greek

Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 1:00pm

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” [Revelation 21:6]

We owe so much to the retention and recovery of early Christian texts of the Gospels and other Christian writings—which were in Greek (not in King James English!).

In addition to his upbringing in the Aramaic and Hebrew languages of his native Galilee, Jesus knew and could speak the Greek commonly used in Palestine for centuries after Alexander the Great’s conquest of the region. Greek was so widely used that the Hebrew Scriptures were translated into Greek for the benefit of the many thousands of Jews who knew no Hebrew. For us as Christians, even more importantly, the original text of the predominantly available manuscripts of the New Testament is in Greek, with our English (and other language) translations coming from retained and discovered sheets and books written on papyrus and vellum.

They are relevant today! Even if we do not have time to learn the language, we can have an appreciation for the original Greek texts that allows us to dig deeper into the meaning of the Gospels, letters and apocalyptic writing that is the Book of Revelation (quoted above). Having a look at the Greek also allows us to deepen our faith when looking at differing English translations of given passages.

This one introductory session may attract some Congregation members to go further in studying New Testament Greek. We will get a sense of the insights from the original Greek by taking a look at several Biblical passages from the writings of John, Paul and others. This session will be facilitated by Cathedral deacon, the Rev. Dr. Harvey E. Bale.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 30, 1–2:30 pm, open to all
Location: S-4 conference room; take South Tower Elevator
Facilitator: Harvey Bale
RSVP: [email protected]
Materials: Please bring (any) English-language Bible.

  • Admission
    • Free; please register
  • Dates Offered
    • September 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm