Tonight is the second week of our Beginning Biblical Greek class @FBMaryville as a part of our Life University.
I was really surprised to have 39 people! (we’ve added a couple more).
It began with 2 or 3 people asking me if I’d ever consider teaching a Greek class, to which I assumed I would have a small handful of people willing to attend. I told them if we could get 4 or 5 people together, I’d do it. I was blown away!
Tonight we are going over the Alphabet and starting to look at syllabification, and of coarse VOCABULARY!
Think about this, in terms of the importance of knowing the alphabet.
Rev 1:8 & 21:6 describe God as “Alpha and Omega”
Rev 1:17-18 & 2:8 describe Jesus as “First and Last”
Well, maybe you can piece it together, but if you know the Greek alphabet, then you know that these are saying the same thing. As in the rest of Johannine Literature, Jesus is equivalent to God the Father, and is Himself God.
This is confirmed in Rev. 22:12-13, 16 when Jesus is called “Alpha and Omega, First and Last, Beginning and End.”
Now this is a basic concept, “Alpha and Omega” = “First and Last” but the alphabet is basic, if you don’t know it, you can’t learn the language.
I was practicing my alphabet making sure I could remember it myself, that would be embarrassing to forget in front of my class.
So, if you are in the area and want to come, don’t, we’re full! 😉