For the first time in North America, spoken Greek was heard as it was in biblical times.
Brian Schultz, assistant professor of biblical and religious studies at Fresno Pacific University, and Randall Buth, director of the Biblical Language Center, led 24 participants from 10 states and two African countries in a New Testament Greek workshop August 3-11.
These scholars did more than translate texts and discuss grammar in sessions at California State University, Fresno. They brought New Testament Greek to life by speaking it.
For the first time in North America, scholars are gathering to speak Greek as it was spoken in biblical times.
Brian Schultz, Ph.D., assistant professor of biblical and religious studies at Fresno Pacific University, and Randall Buth, Ph.D., director of the Biblical Language Center, are leading a Koine Greek fluency workshop through August 11. The 22 participants and five facilitators are from 10 U.S. states as well as Tanzania and Nigeria.
Near the ancient town of Migdal, Israel, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, Pamela Johnston, history and classics faculty, attends a 10-day workshop at which participants speak only Koine Greek--the original language of the New Testament, and a precursor to modern Greek. The 20 attendees have likely never experienced anything like it. From sunup to sundown, they speak only this antiquated language.