Dr. Couch, thank you for your most excellent and in-depth answers to Bible questions. I need to have things compute. A thorough knowledge of Scripture combined with original language skills, enables you to clear up any confusions. Your resources should be a part of every Bible student's toolbox.
ANSWER: Thank you for your kind words. I was blessed in
graduate school to be thoroughly trained in the biblical languages.
However, when I graduated, that institution, and some of the others I
attended, started downgrading the training in Hebrew and Greek. I had
one recent graduate tell me he could not really exegete the Scriptures
because he did not receive enough course work in these languages.
When we lose our exegeses, we will lose our sharpness in doctrine and
interpretation. Because the churches no longer want teachers, most of
the seminaries are downplaying language training.
But I have
learned long ago, that there is no turning things around. This is our
generation and it is marching to the drums of the apostasy when strong
doctrine will no longer be taught.
Again, thank you for your kind thoughts.
Dr. Mal Couch