2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB) “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15 (SBL Greek New Testament) σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον παραστῆσαι τῷ θεῷ, ἐργάτην ἀνεπαίσχυντον, ὀρθοτομοῦντα τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας.
Today’s post is actually recommending the reader to consider the recommendations of Dr. Daniel Wallace for reading through the Greek New Testament in one year. The link and PDF files that Dr. Wallace posted in his blog can be found at: http://danielbwallace.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/nt-greek-reading-list1.pdf
As some of the readers of my blog may or may not know, Dr. Wallace is among the world’s leading experts on the text of the Greek New Testament and is Professor of New Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has written numerous articles and books and is a leading advocate for Biblical inerrancy and is the founder and chairman of the Center for Study of Greek New Testament Manuscripts, which can be linked at: http://csntm.org/
In thinking on Dr. Wallace’s post, I would like to commend to the reader a resource that can aid in accomplishing the readings he suggested. Zondervan Publishing in 2003 produced an edition of the Greek New Testament called: “A Reader’s Greek New Testament“. In 2007 the same publishing company released a second edition, with updated more readable fonts. The Greek text for both editions is based off of the UBS 4/Nestle Aland 27 text and has in the bottom portion of each page English definitions of words that appear 30 times or less in the Greek New Testament. This blogger has personally found this resource to be of immense aid in retaining and working through the Greek text. The Amazon link for this resource is featured below: http://www.amazon.com/Readers-Greek-New-Testament-2nd/dp/0310273781/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388497594&sr=1-1&keywords=reader%27s+greek+new+testament
May the Lord bless the reader in 2014 and may we all dig into God’s Word, whether in the English or original language texts.