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Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software teaches you how to interpret Scripture with the original languages in a simple, straightforward manner. This is a complete introduction to using the original languages for interpretation from the Greek and Hebrew scholars of Logos Bible Software. Whether you want to learn the value of Hebrew and Greek for the first time, or you’re simply looking to refresh your comprehension of the original languages, Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software can help you take your understanding of Greek and Hebrew to a new level.
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Benefits for Your Study and Ministry
Lay Leaders and Students
New Tools for Learning Greek and Hebrew
Logos has received a number of requests to create tools that will work in tandem with the content we provide. The most frequent request of that nature concerns helping people use the tremendous Hebrew and Greek resources in Logos Bible Software. We are aware of the research that suggests less than 20% of pastors who have had biblical language training actually use that training on a regular basis. We’ve also taken note that many schools around the country no longer require Greek and Hebrew for seminary or pre-seminary training. We hope to do something about that, and our lessons in using Hebrew and Greek language tools are the first step.
Evaluating the Traditional Methods
Traditional methods involve hundreds of hours of memorizing vocabulary and grammatical forms, and most students—even motivated and successful students—simply cannot wait for the class to end. Worse, in the real world of ministry, no one has the kind of time it takes to maintain the level of proficiency acquired in Hebrew and Greek classes. Furthermore, traditional Hebrew and Greek learning focuses on translation and rarely gets beyond parsing forms and discussing how you might put a word or phrase into English. In other words, students too often never get exposed to the payoff of understanding Hebrew and Greek. Knowing what kind of noun or verb you’re looking at isn’t the same as discerning how that information might translate into a sermon or point of biblical theology. That’s what’s missing in language training, and that is our focus in these lessons.
Putting the Payoff Up Front
Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software puts the payoff of biblical language knowledge up front. There is no rote memorization of vocabulary or grammatical forms. Really. That’s because Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software is designed to show you how to properly use the tools used by advanced seminarians. The focus of Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software is to give you interpretation skills in the biblical languages.
Interviews with Dr. Michael Heiser and Johnny Cisneros
About the Instructors
Michael Heiser has a PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages, and has done translation work in roughly a dozen languages, among them Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Ugaritic cuneiform, Akkadian, and Sumerian. Mike’s main research interests are Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, comparative philology, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. He is Academic Editor of both Logos Bible Software and Bible Study Magazine. Read his complete bio.
Johnny Cisneros is a PhD student in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University, UK. He earned a Master of Christian Studies degree in Biblical Languages from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. He is also Educational Designer at Logos Bible Software and has written over a dozen articles for Bible Study Magazine. Read his complete bio.