Thursday, March 21, 2024

Slowing Down When You Read

Here's a tip for reading your Bible. SLOW DOWN! Did you know that ancient texts were written very differently than modern texts? This is especially true of New Testament Greek. The earliest manuscripts of the New Testament were written in all caps and with no spacing between the words. There was no thought of reading swiftly or speedily. In fact, the absence of spacing was not considered a hindrance to effective reading but just the opposite! Look at this sample:


Did you notice how significantly you had to slow down to read this verse from Philippians? This is how people read for centuries. As you read, your eyes had to slow down -- and so did your brain. 

So please don't be in too big of a hurry to read your New Testament. It deserves our most careful attention! 

The opening verse of Acts.