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"Greek Week" webinar

(Garth D. Wiebe, Dec. 12-16, 2016)

On Dec. 12-16, 2016, I held a webinar that I entitled "Greek Week," a repeat of a live seminar done in March at JGLM headquarters in Texas for onsite DBI, which was at the request of Curry and Anthony. This is a fifteen-hour "lay" webinar that I devised to "kickstart" people in learning how to read the original Koine Greek texts. The only pre-requisite and memorization requirement for this is the Greek alphabet. My approach is very different than that of seminary academia. I first describe my lack of academic credentials and formal training as an object lesson to say, "If I can do it, so can you." Then, I review Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and English language and translation history. Then, I review English grammar. Then, I similarly cover Koine Greek grammar. Then, I introduce many online and computer tools available for research and analysis, as I cover a number of particular examples of translation issues that understanding the original Greek resolves, focusing on some hand-picked, troublesome scriptures that are sometimes misread to create sacred cow doctrines. All of these select examples are covered in my written articles, but in the webinar I focus on the mechanics of how to work the tools to research and analyze them. I demonstrate tools that work on the various computing platforms: Microsoft Windows desktop, Apple OS X desktop, Apple iOS devices, and Android devices.

Here's the PDF of the slides used in the webinar (obscured to foil search engine robots):

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You must memorize the Greek alphabet, shown on slide 50. You will not need to memorize anything else.

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