Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ancient Languages

When we read the bible it is almost always in translation from the ancient languages, Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, and if we are reading from the surrounding apocryphal literature it may be Coptic or many other languages from the distant past.
Yet the bible conveys insights and wisdom to people today. This blog is going to focus, occasionally on my own personal journey through the bible. It will be eclectic since I'll only visit the bible episodically in a sporadic and unorganized manner. When we read we are doing something quite magical. We are turning obscure markings into sensible thoughts. We rarely reflect enough on the sheer miracle of language. Writing which makes language permanent long before our more recent recording technologies is no less miraculous for being ancient. Count your blessings for they are many.

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