Why Learn Biblical Greek (Online Catholic Homeschool Classes)
“I now entered the first class of what today would be called the gymnasium for classical languages [Greek and Latin] … In retrospect, it seems to me that an education in Greek and Latin antiquity created a mental attitude that resisted seduction by a totalitarian ideology.”
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Memoirs
In this Top-10 list, we’ll explore the reasons why Biblical Greek would be an asset to your Catholic homeschool. Whether you have a teen who has reached Advanced Latin and wants something new, or a teen who is ready for something completely different from the normal high school fare, Biblical Greek is a great subject to explore. Plus, to understand the New Testament and the classics firsthand, in the language they were written, is a great gift. It helps to establish a strong foundation for Catholic education.
In fact, Homeschool Connections is very excited to let you know that we are again offering High School Biblical Greek for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. This is a great course led by Dan Egan an energetic and knowledgeable teacher. His love for the subject is contagious—his students can’t help but succeed in their Greek studies. ADDITIONALLY, we are offering a 25%-off coupon code for all live, interactive Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Biblical Greek and Philosophy courses. Here is the coupon code for you: 25off. The coupon expires on November 15, 2022.
Now, why learn Biblical Greek…
Top Ten benefits to learning a new language, specifically Biblical Greek
- Knowledge is always increased in learning completely new things.
- Learning a new language, with a new alphabet, improves analytical and logical skills.
- The ability to read the New Testament in its original language. How awesome is that!?
- To gain a new cultural perspective.
- A greater appreciation of language and its structure, including English.
- A greater knowledge of English vocabulary, as many English words contain Greek roots.
- Higher SAT and ACT scores.
- Biblical Greek followed by, or proceeded by, Latin benefits students in a unique way as both are the main root languages of our Western culture.
- The Greek language has a long and rich history stretching all the way from the thirteenth century BC to the present.
- Because Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says it’s a good idea!
“Hardly any lawful price would seem to me too high for what I have gained by being made to learn Latin and Greek.”