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The Answer Book by Samuel C. Gipp

Can't modern Greeks better understand the Greek New Testament and correct the Bible?

QUESTION #45:

Can a person of Greek ethnic origin better understand the Greek New Testament and therefore correct the English Bible?

ANSWER:

No.


EXPLANATION:

The Greek language as found in the New Testament and the modem Greek language spoken in Greece are so vastly different from each other as to be non-interchangeable one with the other.

The faulty assumption that a "Greek" would be equipped, due to his nationality, to change the English Bible is humorous at best and arrogant at worst.

No man, Greek or otherwise, has been inspired by God to change the Bible.

Teaching "from the Greek by a Greek" may sell many books and lead to a rich Greek, but it certainly doesn't lead to a better understanding of God's word.





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