Learn how to study the Bible in its original languages using WordSearch



Greek New Testament

WordSearch is an easy-to-master Bible study method designed to enable the serious student to study, understand and use the Bible in its original languages. For many years I used this method to teach Biblical languages to graduate students at Beacon University.

Ron Cottle

The WordSearch methodology has been developed from the highly acclaimed Lexical Aids approach to biblical languages pioneered by my own biblical Greek and Hebrew professor, Dr. Ron Cottle.

In Dr. Cottle's introductory Greek class we learned the Greek alphabet, word formation, the verbal system, and syntax. The class enabled us to develop skills in the use of Greek concordance and lexicons, as well as the use of various linguistic helps and differing English translations.

In the advanced class we became skilled in the effective use of advanced electronic aids and language software in exegesis. Professor Cottle successfully used the same methodology in our introductory and advanced biblical Hebrew classes.

The unique technique for studying the Greek New Testament and the Hebrew Old Testament pioneered by Dr. Cottle is the single most helpful Bible study methodology I have been trained in.

How does WordSearch take your Bible study to the next level?

The WordSearch method will take your Bible study to a higher level. On this page and in the linked articles I will focus primarily on New Testament Greek. I will briefly discuss biblical Hebrew. However, you should keep in mind that once you have mastered the technique you can apply it with equal effectiveness to the Greek and Hebrew texts of the Bible.

As a result of applying unique method of Bible study, students will be able to:

* Recite the basic Greek (or Hebrew ) alphabet in both verbal and written form.

* Identify valuable lexicographical aids for use in the study of the New (or Old) Testament and demonstrate the correct use of each aid.

* Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each of the lexicographical aids and use them in the translation of actual New (or Old) Testament passages in the original language.

* Exegete with expertise any passage of the New (or Old) Testament and derive its essential meaning in context, that is, what it meant to its hearers.

* Write an exegetical paper and demonstrate how to move from text to sermon.

Learn the fundamentals of WordSearch

This webpage and links:

(1) Introduces the Greek Alphabet .

(2) Gives a general background to Greek translation.

(3) Provides an overview of the lexical tools used and an outline of the method used for word studies in New Testament Greek. (4) Introduces the tools required for Hebrew Bible study .

(5) Provides free printable Bible study worksheet templates. (6) Offers exegetical papers based on studies of the Greek and Hebrew words, which my students have most frequently requested, which you may download and use in your personal or group Bible study or sermon outlines, absolutely free.



Would you like to be a student in a WordSearch class?

I teach New Testament Greek and Old Testament Hebrew using this study method in seminars organized by Teach the Nations, Inc. at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development at Columbus state University in Columbus, Georgia and as an online webinar for subscribers to free-online-bible-study.org.

No classes are currently scheduled.



Are you interested in having a class at your church, Bible school, or Bible study group?

The basic New Testament Greek class requires ten hours of class time. This is ideal for a weekend seminar. Typically I will teach 6-10 PM on Friday; 9 AM-noon and 1-4 PM on Saturday.

I am able to conduct a weekend seminar at your church, school, or study group throughout the United States and Canada. I am also available to teach seminars or classes in other countries on a more limited basis.

Please contact me for more information.



Have you ever wished to have your own personal tutor in Biblical Greek and Hebrew?

I have used this excellent Greek and Hebrew Tutor software for many years and would highly recommend it. The final project in each course is that you will do your own translation of a major passage in the New and Old Testaments respectively.





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