Nerd in the Word articles aren't like your typical blog posts, it's not about my personal life or silly things that happened to me, instead it's about what I've been learning and meditating on spiritually. It's a place to dig deeper into the Scriptures alongside me and uncover a variety of topics that we can use to have a deeper and more connected view of the Bible.
In late 2013, I began a personal study of the Bible in its original languages by going through each verse word by word to see what each individual word meant. As I studied, I found myself amazed at the depth of clarity I found in the original languages. I excitedly began sharing my discovering with others, but I found myself often forgetting what I had learned over time. After much prayer and consideration, I felt led to start retranslating the Koine Greek into modern English word by word as a way to retain what I had learned from the original languages. I have continued working on this personal translation project ever since. With my new love for original language Bible study, I started teaching myself Greek and Hebrew on my own time as well as through Bible language classes available at my Christian College. (And continue to do so today) The project is not done yet and probably won't be done for quite a while, but I'm continually working on it, checking and revising it over and over, so that one day, I'll be able to share it with you. When the translation project is finished it will be freely available online for anyone to read.