greek exegesis week 3: mark 2:5-3:13

With special guest lecturer Ian Smith.

Had a moment of clarity: while working through the pericope of Jesus healing the man with the withered hand, I finally found myself looking at the Greek, understanding what was going on, and desperately keen to find out what happened next. It was even more immersive than reading it in English had been!

I think this is what learning Greek has been all about: finally seeing all these tables of endings come together in my brain, and be useful for putting meaning together.

Depending on how strong my vocab is for a given verse, I can even read some Greek sentences, and translate into English at a normal speaking pace. A long way to go yet, but it’s been a good feeling to be able to put some of this learning into practice.

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