Today marked the first post in a new category that I’m calling Greek Salad. A word of explanation is in order.
Rich in flavor yet light and with all the health benefits one could ask for in a quick lunch. An egalitarian attempt to represent the spectrum of food colors. What was once strange, unrecognizable, and picked-at became palatable and familiar. Exotic culinary parings combine to produce an exquisiteness that rallies the taste buds. This is what I think of when I think of a Greek salad.
In these posts I will attempt to bring out the richness of some of the Greek text underlying the New Testament. Yet, without the stuffy, academic density that can be difficult to wade through. That’s why they’re called Salads.
By no means am I claiming to be a Greek scholar. I only have a year of New Testament Greek under my belt. But even in such a short time I’ve realized the benefit of being at least familiar with the nuances of the Greek language. The rewards pay off quickly with even the slightest effort.
In all these posts, I stick to the principle in Hebrews 5:11-14 that hermeneutics and interpreting the Bible require the experience and growth in the divine life. Thus many Greek nuances are best explained when viewed from the believers experience of life and not from strict linguistic concerns (although often these dovetail).
So grab your salad fork (outside left!) and start munching!