Learning a new language—whatever language that might be—takes time and effort. German is no different. Some might even say that certain features make it a more difficult language than others. This is partly due to the fact that German is an inflected language; it has a host of irregular verbs, the gender of nouns is not readily apparent from their endings but must be memorized, and there are those tricky issues of verb placement and separable prefixes.
Thus, German is the bane and solace of many biblical scholars of whatever subdiscipline. [Read more…]