Hey guys! So, I was inspired by watchmanjim to start studying Hebrew or Greek. I'm not sure where to start. I have copies of the Hebrew and Greek using Lumina, esword, and a Tanach copy online. However, I want to learn either one of the languages. So, do any of you have cheap/preferably free resources for learning these languages? I'd also like to know which one to start with. Thanks!
Hi, Beloved! That is awesome that you would learn one or both of these languages! Here is a handy reference tool that may help you--an online English-Greek/Greek-English dictionary. I use the English-French version and have been greatly helped by it, and tied to the English-French dictionary is a forum where you can find people who speak the language and can help answer translating questions. I'm hoping there is a forum connected to the Greek version, as well. Here's the link:
When you click on the link, you should see a webpage where there is a little slot for typing. If you type an English word in the slot, it will bring up a page to show that word in Greek and examples of its usage. And it does appear that there is a forum attached. I typed in the word "hello" to check it out, and down at the bottom of the page for that word are a list of some forum topics you can click on to enter the forum. From there you might be able to get to the forum home page and sign up as a member so you can ask questions and respond and so on.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (Psalm 119:148)
Post by watchmanjim on Jun 15, 2017 14:34:05 GMT -6
This is a good sight for Hebrew, It goes into a lot of depth, maybe more than you can handle quickly--if it seems like too much to get bogged down in, try some other resources, but it does have a LOT of good stuff:
And you can also simply search on You-Tube for other video series. There are many out there, and I haven't even touched on Greek ones. When studying Greek it is much more important to specify ancient Greek rather than modern, since there is much more difference between modern Greek and ancient Greek, than modern and ancient Hebrew, since modern Hebrew is pains-takingly based on ancient Hebrew.
I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
bernie: D4L, you're right, we haven't lost anything, and our disappointment just shows where our hearts are. We're all longing to be Home with our Savior, or none of us would be excited, waiting and watching. I try not to get caught up --
Sept 26, 2020 15:45:34 GMT -6
bernie: in the high watch dates, because I've seen so many pass, but I still get disappointed when one does. I keep watching and hoping, we know we're really close, we just don't know how close "really close" is. But, we know He is coming. And soon!
Sept 26, 2020 15:50:50 GMT -6
bernie: For, In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay. Hebrews 10:37
Sept 26, 2020 15:54:15 GMT -6
EnochWalked: bernie: Good point about the Roman Cult, thank you. A pity that your comment earlier got cut off at "I try not to get caught up" before your subsequent comment ("in the high watch dates") completed the thought. Don't worry, we know what you meant.
Sept 26, 2020 17:18:55 GMT -6
bernie: EW, I see that now. Let me go on notice now saying; I'll gladly be G726'd on any day the Lord chooses.😀
Sept 26, 2020 17:41:52 GMT -6
bora: Boymaker, relationships are difficult and throw in different beliefs and there it goes; gone. Each marriage should have a common belief; LDS to LDS, JW to JW, Catholic to Catholic, etc. Tell your son, a husband and wife should be bonded in belief.
Sept 26, 2020 20:04:20 GMT -6
Mike1: The Hebrew word "v'higbir" in Daniel 9:27 is a 3rd person hiphil verb...a form not present in English. Dr. Emanuel Tov of Dead Sea Scroll fame at Hebrew University indicated to me the best translation is "he will cause to strengthen", as a 3rd person verb
Sept 27, 2020 10:41:06 GMT -6
Mike1: This was sent to me from "Fisherman" (Sam - former member of unsealed
Sept 27, 2020 10:42:16 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Some interesting quotes: "Ord put the odds of extinction this century to be as high as one in six." "some [AI] researchers ... have argued we may need ubiquitous global surveillance of every living person, at all times." (I'd rather trust the AI than that)
Sept 27, 2020 13:17:21 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "On Thursday, Glick arrived near the compound in Jerusalem’s Old City and blew a shofar in protest of Jewish entry being barred during the country’s renewed lockdown" (The election is due to occur in summer of 2021, and the presidency is a 7 year term.)
Sept 27, 2020 19:57:16 GMT -6
EnochWalked: YS: Right, that stood out to me too. I guess it's based on the idea of the Shmita cycle, but that doesn't mean it's a mere "coincidence". I'm surprised I've not learnt of this detail about their presidency before. 2021 could be more significant than 2020.
Sept 28, 2020 5:26:23 GMT -6