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Reply To: In Lecture 2, Dr. Dru Johnson mentions that there has been a decline in biblical literacy in the Church. After taking this course, what are some recommendations you would give to church leadership to increase biblical literacy?

Lillian Gillespie

Ana, good idea! When you learn about the traditional use of certain words, their meanings in Greek vs. Hebrew vs. English there is a wealth of information inaccessible to those of us who can’t read the original text and may not know the historical contexts and rabbinic interpretations of verses. In the supplemental podcast discussing Joseph, I was surprised and impressed by all of the connections Rabbi Lamm made that I had never heard of from my pastors. Returning to the original language gives so much more insight into the meaning of different biblical stories and how they apply to our faith.