January has come and gone; a month of twelve has passed away in this new year. As of today, I have finished translating up through Matthew 23 in both the Greek New Testament and the Latin Vulgate. Quite a few things have come out of my study of Matthew:
- A renewed interest in Matthew’s portrayal of the baptism of Jesus.
- A lesson in humility (see Are You Childlike?)
- I did a Latin Experiment where I found that a negotiating man sold all he had in search of a good margarita (this was based on the fallacy where some preachers/teachers recognize similarities between the word he is translating and a word in his own vocabulary. Instead of translating the word, he opts to adopt the nuance associated with the word in his own vocabulary).
Here is to praying that I will continue to learn and be convicted as I finished Matthew and move on to Mark.