Did you know that there is a place on the internet that you could read articles on just about any topic? Did you know that most of the articles written on this site are written at a level that most all semi-literate individuals can read? Did you know that you don’t need to pay for the articles, have an account, or subscribe? Yes, I am talking about wikipedia.
Sure, the articles are typically biased, always changing, and are rarely reliable. These are all reasons I rarely ever use the site. But yesterday I made a “discovery” of sorts. If you take the link www.wikipedia.org and slightly change it to de.wikipedia.org, something magical happens. You are instantly transported to another world. All those German articles that you have been looking for…well…they are free. Over the few days I have been reading the following articles: Jesus Christus und Neues Testament. The reading may be slow, and I certainly need the aid of a dictionary, but if you stick with it long enough, you too can translate, “Das NT besteht aus vier Textgattungen: den vier kanonischen Evangelien, die Jesu Leben, Sterben und Auferstehen erzählend entfalten, einer Apostelgeschichte, 21 Briefen an christliche Gemeinden und einer Apokalypse, derJohannesoffenbarung” without the aid of a dictionary.