A common problem with Bible study is understanding passages written centuries ago, to an audience living in a different time. There’s a new class at Xenos with a bold title--The Thrilling Study of New Testament Grammar—designed to help you better understand the accurate and full meaning of Biblical passages.
Ryan Weingartner will be teaching it, and says he put the class together after talking to home church leaders about the challenges of doing inductive studies. “Most American Bible students are weak in English grammar and completely unaware of Greek grammar. It became evident that a little work in grammar could go a long way in enriching our Bible studies.”
In this class, you will learn the different Greek noun cases and verb moods, tenses, and voices as well as other parts of speech. Ryan says you’ll then look at dozens of examples of the author’s choice of words to try to determine the nuances he desired to communicate.
Ryan says you don’t need to be a Biblical scholar to take the class, nor an expert in English grammar nor be familiar with Greek. “You simply need to be willing to slow way down and think through why the author chose the words he chose. I hope those who take the class will gain a new excitement for their personal study of the Bible and ‘all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding.’”
The class starts November 6th and runs for 5 weeks. You can register online at xenos.org/classes/register.