Calvin and the Biblical Languages
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About "Calvin and the Biblical Languages"
The church today is built on the Reformation�s linguistic heritage yet is in danger of losing that strong foundation. Many seminaries no longer require that their students learn the Biblical languages for their divinity degrees � some do not even teach them! Yet these are the basic tools of any study of the Bible and if we don�t teach the Bible, then what is the church teaching? If we need encouragement as to what can happen to our sermons and Bible study when we develop a knowledge of the languages that they are written in then Calvin is an excellent encourager. John Curris, Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament and chairman of the Biblical Studies Division at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson MS, is in an excellent position to show us how Calvin used a knowledge of the Biblical languages to provide richness, depth and accuracy to his understanding of scripture - and his exposition of it. If you want to develop a deeper ability to understand and explain God�s Word then let the two John�s guide you!
Meet the Author
John D Currid
Dr. John Currid (Ph.D., Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) is Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament at the Charlotte campus of the Reformed Theological Seminary. A graduate in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, he has extensive archaeological field experience. He was the Director of the Agricultural Project at Tel Halif, Israel; Field Archaeologist of the UNESCO Project at the excavation of Carthage, Tunisia; and staff archaeologist at Tell el-Hesi and Bethsaida, both in Israel.
He has written Genesis vols 1 and 2; Exodus vols 1 and 2; Leviticus and Numbers (Evangelical Press Study Commentary Series), and serves as editor for that series. He has also written two books in the discipline of archaeology Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible (Bakerbooks) and Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament (Bakerbooks), and has recently published another book about suffering Why Do I Suffer?: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Christian Focus Publications).
Koorong -Editorial Review.