Coming Soon – A Preview of Posts to Come

καὶ τὰ λοιπά has just gone live. To give you a foretaste of the posts to come, here’s a sampling of the topics I plan to cover in upcoming entries:

  • Is Koine Greek a dead language? If so, how should that affect our teaching method?
  • Why should I learn to speak Greek if I only want to be able to read it?
  • Regular posts on the Greek of the LXX, the Greek Pseudepigrapha, the NT, early Christian Apocrypha and the Church Fathers.
  • How do you say ______ in Koine Greek? (This will be a recurring feature.)
  • What does it mean to “know” Koine Greek?
  • Do we need to learn grammar to know Koine Greek?
  • I’ll never need to order a latte in Koine Greek, so why learn to speak it?
  • What does it mean to “read” Greek?
  • Can we even know how Koine Greek was pronounced? Does it matter?
  • Where can I go to learn Koine Greek as a living language?
  • What insights does contemporary second language acquisition theory offer for teachers of ancient Greek?
  • Are there any textbooks that use an immersive method for learning ancient Greek?
  • What Greek teachers can learn from the growing “Living Latin” movement.
  • Why we need Rosetta Stone software for Koine Greek, and what to do about it!
  • How communicative language teaching for Greek and Hebrew is taking the Society of Biblical Literature by storm!
  • The sorry state of Greek education in the United States . . . and how to fix it!
  • Is Koine Greek different from Modern Greek?
  • Numerous book reviews of Greek Grammars, books on Greek, linguistic resources, etc.
  • How to train your dog (or your kids!) in Koine Greek.
  • How Erasmus really pronounced Greek . . . and how he taught Greek and Latin.
  • Video Games in Koine Greek?
  • Why reading the Greek NT is not enough.
  • Why most Greek classes are cruel and unusual punishment and how to reverse the curse!
  • How Bible Language software is making traditional Greek pedagogy obsolete.

As you can see, there’s a lot to talk about! And don’t worry: the blog won’t just be about Greek pedagogy. I have a lot of thoughts about Biblical Studies in general that will undoubtedly make their way onto the blog. So, be sure to subscribe (see the RSS link at the bottom of the page) or check back regularly. Let me know in the comments section if there are questions/issues you’d like to see me post on. I’m open to suggestions.

Thanks for reading! 

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About Daniel R. Streett

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Houston Baptist University
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