Hello family and friends,
9:00 tomorrow morning (Friday) I will take my Hebrew II final exam. In my studies I just tried reading the first half of the story of Abraham and Isaac in an Hebrew-English interlinear Bible- doing my best to discern a segment of Hebrew before checking the English. It’s safe to say that I stumbled quite a bit through the passage, and relied heavily on my prior knowledge of the story. But I could follow along and actually read it! I want to keep going!
It was quite exciting to be “reading” a Hebrew story for the first time. I have learned a lot over these past nine months, and I am immensely grateful for this opportunity -a gift really- to learn my first Biblical language.
I also have a praise: This morning I was able to finish some more language analysis for my other class. The results strengthened and improved some hypotheses that I had made, helping me not just with my paper, but also, just possibly, with the Bible translation project that is being carried out in that community. I thank God for this opportunity to make a contribution, for the insight He has given me, and for the help of many friends as I have worked on this project.
Please pray that I would be able to focus my time on what is most important tonight as I study. And then that after the exam, that I would be able to finish the paper well over the weekend.
I can’t wait to come back to Seattle! It’ll be great to see many of you again.
Thanks and God bless,