All Things Are Better In Koine

To all my Greek students past, present, and future. I thought you would really enjoy this one. Some guys at BIOLA have produced a video about Bible students who have to go through grueling semesters of learning Koine Greek (Koine means “common” and it refers to the popular form of Greek spoken at the time of the New Testament). Here are my favorite lines:

1.     “λέγομαι ἐγώ,” which sounds like “leggo my eggo”
2.    “Bill Mounce gonna make you bounce . . . Daniel Wallace”

I am looking forward to teaching my Greek 4 class this semester, but I promise there will be no rapping . . . well, maybe a little.

(HT: Lee Irons)

8 Responses to All Things Are Better In Koine

  1. Don Johnson January 8, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    I think there may be a name for when some sounds have a meaning in 2 languages, of course the meanings are often very different.

  2. Sue January 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Okay, it was hilarious. BUT, there was a day, when I was young, many eons ago, when John 3:16 was the most important verse in the Bible. Now I note that the gospel is found in one verse. The wisdom of God has been distilled into the current English rendition of 1 tim. 2:12!

  3. Mike January 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    That was great! I loved the rap breakdown, there are not many song slingers that can weave Daniel Wallace into the picture!

  4. Paul January 10, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    much less D.A. Carson…

  5. Jessie January 11, 2009 at 3:37 am #

    Thank you for posting the video!! As a friend who was fortunate enough to be a part of the filming of the video, I love to read everyone’s responses to it!

    Be blessed!

    Love Jessie C.

  6. Jessie January 11, 2009 at 3:43 am #

    P.s. The video also features two Biola University NT professors: Dr. Scott Yoshikawa and Dr. Mickey Klink. 😉

  7. savedrockstar January 14, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Derek North wrote the song and Nick Casucci directed the video. two guys from Biola.

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