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Jason goebel | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 24 2015 2:22 AM

I would love to learn how to read the Bible in the original language, should I go with Rosetta stone or logos learn to use biblical greek and hebrew? 

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 24 2015 3:19 AM

Mobile Ed: Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos 6 is not aimed at teaching you to read and develop fluency with Greek or Hebrew. The title emphasis learn to use in this case means to develop skill working with lexical tools to potentially better understand, or interpret, the bible.

Dr. Michael Heiser, one of the courses author instuctors, wrote about the aims for the course here: http://michaelsheiser.com/TheNakedBible/2012/12/scholars-understand-logos-learn-greek-hebrew/

Rosetta Stone, as far as I am aware, targets developing fluency with modern Greek or Hebrew through immersion.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 24 2015 5:22 AM

Both methods have their limitations. The Logos method aims at being a shortcut. It can have its advantages, but is also a mechanical approach to understanding and using a language. Rosetta Stone, as JAL observed, aims for fluency, but targets general modern needs, not biblical studies. You will learn vocab you don't need for biblical studies (e.g., coffee, computer, etc) and not learn much vocab you do need for biblical studies. The Hebrew course is more useful because there is more continuity between biblical and modern Hebrew. It can be a nice way to get a feel for the language and acquire basics, provided it is supplemented with Hebrew Bible more specific language learning. Modern Greek however, is much more different from Koine (NT) Greek and so the RS course is of limited use in relation to it.

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Keith Larson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 24 2015 6:50 AM

Here are some innovative on-line courses: Their "comic book" gospel of Mark is very cool!

www.GlossaHouse.com

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 24 2015 8:18 AM

Here's a resource for Biblical Greek and Hebrew that closely resembles the Rosetta Stone products:

http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/

Disclaimer: I have not tried their products yet. However, their founder is the person who recorded the Hebrew Audio Pronunciations product for Logos. Take that as you will.

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Ryan | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 20 2015 12:30 AM

Hi Jason,

This might be more of what you're looking for and it's offered within Logos: https://www.logos.com/product/34026/zondervan-biblical-languages-video-lectures

Ryan

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Batman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 31 2016 10:01 AM

Chances are, my late response will no longer matter, but, for anyone who may be wondering themselves.

Rosetta Stone (at present, anyway) does not focus on Biblical Hebrew. Logos does. 
Since you are wanting to be able to read the Bible in Greek and Hebrew, I would choose Logos. The main reason is, there are, shall I say, hidden differences that modern Hebrew does not offer understanding to. Whereas I would say when using a tool that is primarily focused on Biblical Hebrew you would get a better understanding why the grammar styles were used. Whereas Rosetta Stone's purpose is simply to teach you how to order at a restaurant for example. At least, that's how my experiences in learning Biblical Hebrew went.
Not to mention, we have the Logos platform, so it easily integrates with what we have., Rosetta probably can't link to our Bible resources. 

Jason goebel:

I would love to learn how to read the Bible in the original language, should I go with Rosetta stone or logos learn to use biblical greek and hebrew? 

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