by Dr. Paul Overland | Ashland Theological Seminary
There is a huge problem in the way that biblical Hebrew is currently taught: it doesn’t stick.
Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, is better known by its household name “Teflon.” It’s the coating on cookware that prevents food from sticking to the pan, and it’s the perfect term to describe the phenomenon that occurs in learning biblical Hebrew using traditional methods.
Here’s the question: Can biblical Hebrew ever recover its “stickiness”?[Read more…]