Gary Wilkerson continues his conversation with Chris Palmer about the benefits of learning New Testament Greek. They discuss Bible translations, the fluidity of language, and the nuances one can discover when studying the original Greek words.
When picking a Bible translation to read, consider whether the translation was created by a committee or an individual, since committees help keep individual biases from influencing the interpretation of the text.
Language is fluid and changes over time, so it is important for Bible translators to adapt to changes in words and their meanings.
There are nuances in New Testament Greek that can give a greater depth of understanding to the biblical text.
1 Peter 3:13; Ephesians 3:8; Ephesians 1:15-16
Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible by Mark Ward [book]
Greek Word Study: 90 Ancient Words That Unlock Scripture by Chris Palmer [book]
The Reverend Chris Palmer is the founder and pastor of Light of Today Church in Novi, Michigan, an international teacher, professor of theology, and author.
Over the last decade, Christ has visited over forty nations of the world in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean, working with both traditional churches and the underground church.
Chris earned a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from North Central University and an M.A. in Exegetical Theology, magna cum laude, from Moody Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Wales, Bangor, in the area of Johannine literature, particularly the book of Revelation. He is a sought-after Greek scholar for his ability to make God’s Word come alive from the Greek in a unique way. He currently serves as adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute.
Chris has written seven books including Strange Scriptures: Deciphering 52 Weird, Bizarre, and Curious Verses from the New Testament, Letters From Jesus: Studies From the Seven Churches of Revelation and his latest, Greek Word Study: 90 Ancient Words that Unlock Scripture. His articles have been published by Charisma, CBN, The Christian Post, Crosswalk, and more.
Chris resides in Walled Lake, MI.
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.