Some say reading in Greek and Hebrew versus reading in English is like the difference between watching a show in color versus black and white. Others might say something like 2D versus 3D. I don't think these metaphors are the best ways to describe the … Continue reading What is the Benefit of Greek & Hebrew?
There is only one type of reading group I have stuck with and enjoyed, and that's a digital reading group of two. I once made the mistake of trying to lead a Facebook reading group. Won't do that again. It just takes too much time … Continue reading On Reading Groups
Reading with a print text and a print lexicon is as basic as it gets. This is the way I read today, but like all the other ways of reading, it has its benefits and haunting feelings of guilt. SetupThere is freedom here. No notebooks … Continue reading Reading with Text & Lexicon
I’ve read with paper and pen, but these days if I am taking notes while reading, I use GoodNotes and a 9.7” iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. I don't know how many times I've been working with someone and wanted to check my notes … Continue reading Reading & Digital Notetaking
Compared to Greek, I think it takes about twice as long to make it through the elementary grammar phase of learning biblical Hebrew. This is discouraging for many students. I know it was for me. If you are struggling with first or second year Hebrew, … Continue reading Hebrew Just Takes Longer
After saving a workspace, you can launch it with just a couple clicks. This is one of my favorite features in Accordance. As I show below, it only takes a minute to set up, and a second or two to launch. I regularly use this … Continue reading Comparing OT Texts in Accordance
I've spent a lot of time with reader's texts, and I even helped publish one. I wanted to share the journey and what I think about this way of reading. In the BeginningMy journey began in 2008, when the first edition of the UBS Greek … Continue reading Reading with a Reader’s Text
I wrote an article for Bible Odyssey answering this question. Bible Odyssey is an online initiative of SBL intended to communicate the results of scholarship to a popular audience. The article is a response to several user questions related to the issue of "oldest Bible." … Continue reading Bible Odyssey: What is the Oldest Bible?
A Bible text, a fountain pen, and several colorful notebooks — for a couple years I hardly every left home without them. When I would read, I took vocab and grammar notes in these wonderful little Leuchtturm 1917 pocket sized notebooks. The pages are numbered … Continue reading Reading with Paper & Pen
I highly recommend Accordance Bible Software. The company prioritizes the development of original language resources and works hard to produce quality, reliable software the first time. I no longer recommend Logos Bible Software. I loved it for years, was frustrated with it for years, and … Continue reading Accordance Lite & Logos Basic