Friday, May 07, 2010

Reading and Discussing John 2 in Cana in Greek

Last summer I posted on "How to Learn Biblical Languages Effectively" promoting the methods of the Biblical Language Center (BLC), founded and directed by co-blogger Randall Buth.

The learning philosophy of BLC can be summed up as "language immersion," with the idea not to take a detour via another language, whether English or, in my case, Swedish, but to get as immersed as possible in Hebrew or Greek.

There are varying techniques in order to acquire immersion, one of them is Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). This Spring the BLC organized an intensive Koine Greek language course "With Jesus in the Gaililee" with a "total immersive environment" for ten days over the Easter holiday where the Gospel texts were read in the Gailean environment.

On the second day of this course the participants went to the historical site of Cana where they read and discussed John 2.

Read more on the alef and omega blog.

1 comment

  1. Looks like a useful program, but this does nothing to help the stereotype that Bible scholars are complete nerds (most of the time:)