A new Themelios journal has just been released. The issue contains an article by Jason DeRouchie entitled, “The Profit of Employing the Biblical Languages: Scriptural and Historical Reflections.”
He asks why the church needs some in it who can skillfully handle the biblical languages and gives 4 reasons:
- Using the biblical languages exalts Jesus by affirming God’s wisdom in giving us his Word in a book (God’s Word as foundation).
- Using the biblical languages gives us greater certainty that we have grasped the meaning of God’s Book (studying God’s Word).
- Using the biblical languages can assist in developing Christian maturity that validates our witness in the world (practicing God’s Word).
- Using the biblical languages enables a fresh and bold expression and defense of the truth in preaching and teaching (teaching God’s Word).