Today in Greek class we're studying participles. Greek is a participle-loving language. There are 7,491 verses in the New Testament, and 4,277 of them contain participles. 1 Cor. 7:30 has 6 of them! In Hebrews alone, there are 315 participles.
This is just one page from Hebrews featuring participles.
You simply cannot see what's going on, for example, in the warning passage of Heb. 6:4-6 without a good understanding of how the Greek participle works.
|No, this passage is not as difficult to interpret as you think.|
One of my doctoral students even wrote an entire dissertation just on the participles in Heb. 6:1-12.
So class today will be great fun. Verses we'll be translating include:
- Mark 1:14
- John 1:29
- Rev. 10:1
- Rev. 1:3
- Luke 11:14
- Rom. 16:22
- Rom. 5:1