QOTD: Steve Runge on the Need for Preachers and Teachers to Learn the Original Languages

Steve Runge on the need for preachers and teachers to learn the original languages:

“Exegesis and exposition are all about understanding the original and drawing out the meaning. Translation is often an ill-suited medium for this, even though it is the one most commonly used. One may have a very clear understanding of something and still find it troublesome to capture all of the information in a translation. Do not worry: exposition gives you the opportunity to elaborate aspects of a passage that cannot be well-captured in translation[1].”


  1. Runge, Steven. Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament : A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis. Peabody Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2010, 19.  ↩