Episode 35: The Pastor and the Biblical Languages

Preaching and Preachers
Episode 35: The Pastor and the Biblical Languages

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Ray Van Neste joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the biblical languages. Dr. Ray Van Neste serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, as well as, Director of the R. C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

Guest(s): Dr. Ray Van Neste


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • How Dr. Van Neste developed a love for the biblical languages
  • I. Howard Marshall’s influence on Dr. Van Neste
  • How Dr. Van Neste became interested in studying the pastoral epistles
  • Why pastors should study the biblical languages
  • Advice to pastors who have forgotten their biblical languages
  • A brief discussion on bible language software
  • Ways pastors can stay fresh with the biblical languages
  • The importance of regular routines to maintain one’s biblical languages
  • How to develop accountability with the biblical languages
  • Recommended resources for studying the biblical languages


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