What software do you use?
The Greek text is cut & pasted from BibleWorks into Microsoft OneNote. I use the “Draw” feature in OneNote and a writeable Wacom tablet (with a stylus), recording all the fun with Camtasia. Someone else set it up for me, so please don’t ask me how to do it.
Who are you, and why are you doing this?
I am Rob Plummer, a professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. I started the Daily Dose of Greek to help my former students, pastors and other serious Christians keep reading their Greek New Testaments for life! As we read the Greek New Testament, we come to know God better and love him more deeply. What greater purpose could we have?
I could never have started (or continued) the Daily Dose without the amazing assistance and encouragement of my volunteer webmaster, Brad Clark, who is a full-time pilot. Many others have also helped us. Thanks to all!
Can I take an actual class with you?
Sure. Southern Seminary offers online and on-campus classes. Come to Louisville. Let’s hang out.
How many people receive the Daily Dose of Greek?
We currently have about 5,500 subscribers. The website has had visitors from more than 100 countries.
What else can I do to improve my Greek?
I recommend a book: Going Deeper with New Testament Greek, a student-friendly intermediate Greek grammar I co-authored. Also, I recommend a series of guidebooks on the books of the NT – see the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series.
Why don't you use modern Greek pronunciation?
95% of NT scholars use Erasmian pronunciation. It’s what I learned, so I think there’s no changing it now. You may notice a slight Southern twang to my Erasmian pronunciation. I’m originally from Tennessee.
I signed up for the daily email, but I am not receiving it?
Two main problems can exist. First, when you fill out our sign-up form, you should immediately receive a confirmation email asking you to verify you want to receive our daily emails. If you do not click the verification, you will not be added to our list. You must click the verification email link.
Second issue is our emails potentially being blocked by your server or email program as “Spam”. Please look in your “Spam” folder, “Promotions” folder, or anyplace else it might be automatically moved by your server. There is a potential that your employer or school may be filtering our email completely. Please contact your IT department if you suspect this. If you are still having problems, please email us at [email protected] and we will add your name to our system. One last favor. If you know of anyone else having problems, please tell them to contact me as well.
Can you tell us something more about yourself?
Well, here’s a 12-minute mini-documentary my school recently produced.
Is there any cost for receiving the Daily Dose videos?
No. Everything is available for free. We do, however, have regular costs accosted with the production and distribution of our videos and are glad to receive donations. A big thank you to those who have donated. Click here to find out how to donate.
Who is your most illustrious subscriber?
Someone said President Obama is a subscriber… but that person is a liar. The chaplain to the Queen of England, however, has written a nice endorsement for us. (See the main page)
Are you open to suggestions/requests?
Sure. No promises, but feel free to send your suggestions and requests to Brad email. I tape videos up to 2 months in advance, so even if I can incorporate your suggestion, it might take a couple of months.
Is there something like this for Hebrew?
Yes. The Daily Dose of Hebrew.
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