Gospel of St. John 1:6-10 (Greek)

Welcome to Greek Reading I. In this course we will read through several chapters of the Gospel of St. John in Greek. In each lesson, we will study five verses and I will provide a word-by-word exposition to help you. You are to complete translation exercises daily from Greek into English and English into Greek, until you have every Greek word and its English meaning memorized. Text 6 Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος, ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ θεοῦ, ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάννης: 7 οὗτος ἦλθεν εἰς μαρτυρίαν, ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός, ἵνα πάντες πιστεύσωσιν δι’ αὐτοῦ. 8 οὐκ ἦν ἐκεῖνος τὸ φῶς, ἀλλ’ ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ … Continue

Gospel of St. John 1:1-5 (Greek)

Welcome to Greek Reading I. In this course we will read through several chapters of the Gospel of St. John in Greek. In each lesson, we will study five verses and I will provide a word-by-word exposition to help you. You are to complete translation exercises daily from Greek into English and English into Greek, until you have every Greek word and its English meaning memorized. Text 1 Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. 2 οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν θεόν. 3 πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ χωρὶς … Continue

Learn to Read Ancient Greek in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy

In the Middle Ages, few Catholic scholars paid much attention to the original language of the New Testament Scriptures. The Latin Vulgate was established from around 360 AD as the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church, and it was treated as if it was divinely inspired by Catholics for centuries. At the time of the Renaissance, however, Catholic scholars like Desiderius Erasmus began challenging the Church to return to the study of the original languages, to study the writings actually inspired by the Holy Spirit. In 1943, Pope Pius XII published the encyclical Divino Afflante Spiritu, promoting the study … Continue