The Westminster Confession of Faith states: “The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which, at the time of the writing of it, was most generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and, by his singular care and providence, kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentical; so as, in all controversies of religion, the church is finally to appeal unto them. But, because these original tongues are not known to all the people of God, who have right unto, and interest in the Scriptures, and are commanded, in the fear of God, to read and search them, therefore they are to be translated into the vulgar language of every nation unto which they come, that, the Word of God dwelling plentifully in all, they may worship him in an acceptable manner; and, through patience and comfort of the Scriptures, may have hope.” (WCF 1.8)

Though most are content to study the Scriptures in their native language, there are saints who also commit themselves to learning the original Hebrew and Greek languages. We have provided some helpful links for those who would like to maintain or increase their knowledge of the original languages.

Hebrew Resources

Daily Dose of Hebrew

The Daily Dose of Hebrew is a ministry of Dr. Mark Furtado, the Robert L. Maclelland Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He offers a 2-minute video five days per week that can be delivered to your email or found by visiting the Daily Dose of Hebrew website or by visiting the Daily Dose of Hebrew page on Vimeo. Each video takes you through a portion of Scripture consecutively working through a book of the Old Testament. This is a good resource for those who would like to maintain the Hebrew they have learned in the past – use it or lose it!

Greek Resources

Daily Dose of Greek

The Daily Dose of Greek is a ministry of Dr. Rob Plummer, a New Testament professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He offers a 2-minute video five days per week that can be delivered to your email or found by visiting the Daily Dose of Greek website or by visiting the Daily Dose of Greek page on Vimeo. Each video takes you through a portion of Scripture consecutively working through a book of the New Testament. This is a good resource for those who would like to maintain the Greek they have learned in the past – use it or lose it!

 

Perseus

The Perseus website has many ancient texts and tools for studying ancient Latin and Greek. One resource that is particularly helpful for the study of Greek is the Greek Word Study Tool. As many students of ancient Greek can attest to, it is sometimes hard to recognize the root of a specific word. And if you don’t know the root of a word, you can’t look it up in a Lexicon. The Greek Word Study Tool allows you to enter a word in its inflected form (conjugated or declined), and it will tell you the root and meaning (definitions are tied to the LSJ). We recommend typing in Unicode rather than using the English keyboard key provided on the site.

Other Resourcses

Logos Bible Software

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