A Great Way to Practice your Languages

A Parallel & Interlinear New Testament PolyglotYou’ll definitely want to check out the new “mini-Hexapla,” edited by Fred Long, who teaches NT at Asbury Seminary, and Michael Halcomb (who is pursuing a PhD at Asbury and also blogs at Πιστευομεν). The title is:

A Parallel & Interlinear New Testament Polyglot: Luke-Acts in Hebrew, Latin, Greek, English, German, and French. It’s available for $17.99 at Amazon. For a 600 pg book, that’s a pretty good price!

Here’s the basic idea: The text of Luke and Acts is presented a verse at a time with the Hebrew, Latin, Greek, English, German, and French (all from public domain editions) given interlinearly in that order (Acts is presented in parallel in larger sections–see Michael Halcomb’s comment below):


All of these languages are very important for Biblical scholars to know, so this is a great resource for increasing or maintaining your reading proficiency in them.

It looks like this is vol. 1 of a multivolume project, so keep your eyes out for forthcoming additions to the series. For more info and samples make sure to visit http://www.ntpolyglot.com/

Of course, if you just want to bone up on your Latin and Greek, check out the old standby: the Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine, which has the entire Greek NT and Latin Vulgate on facing pages, along with cross references and a critical apparatus for each.

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4 Responses to A Great Way to Practice your Languages

  1. Daniel,
    Thanks for mentioning this, I appreciate it very much. Just one correction, however, the text of Luke is presented in an interlinear fashion whereas the text of Acts is presented in a parallel fashion. The idea is that first, you start with smaller chunks (Luke) and then graduate to larger chunks (Acts).

    On another note, I’m headed to Jerusalem in a couple of weeks to do the Fluency Workshop with Randall Buth. I’m looking forward to it!

    • Michael, Thanks for the correction; I’ve updated the post. That’s very exciting about your Jerusalem trip. I hope you blog on it when you return!

      • Thanks, Daniel.

        I will certainly blog about it. Hopefully I can get a few blog posts w/pix and videos posted while I’m there too. We’ll see. The schedule is insanely intense, so, I’m not sure what I will/won’t be able to get done while I’m there.

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention too, that the English version is our own modern rendition of the AV, which we are calling the UAV (Updated AV).

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