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So You Want to Learn German?

After about a week and a half of being in Germany, I thought I would offer some quick, sophomoric tips on how to improve your German. Immersion is the best way to learn. And it isn’t just about the fact … Continue reading

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New Reading

I met my Doktorvater today! I couldn’t stop thinking to myself, “Moving my family halfway across the world to study in a city I’ve never visited with a professor I’ve never met in person was the right decision.” Du Toit … Continue reading

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Only Fitting

It seemed only fitting that I get lunch with my mentor and friend, Dr. David Alan Black before following in his footsteps to a German speaking nation in pursuit of a PhD I can not begin to express how much … Continue reading

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Cerone’s Travels and PhD Studies at LMU

It just occurred to me, dear reader, that I haven’t mentioned on this blog that the Cerone family is in the middle of a tumultuous time. We have left Bellingham—the remnant of that lost Garden of Eden—to spend a month … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: A Review

There’s simply no good textbook for third semester Greek. Yes, there are excellent grammars, intermediate grammars, workbooks, and more. Some of the standards, in my opinion, are David Alan Black’s It’s Still Greek to Me, Daniel Wallace’s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, … Continue reading

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Siddhartha: Dover Dual Language Classic

If you’re looking for another good resource for learning German, you should look into the Dover Classics Dual-Language series. A friend from work pointed them to me and I decided to pick up the dual text of Herman Hesse’s Siddharta.  Two … Continue reading

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Using “Modern Theological German” in Logos

Along with Frau Meier und ihr Briefträger, biblical and theological PhD hopefuls know well Helmut Ziefle’s Modern Theological German: A Reader and Dictionary. Ziefle’s work provides a natural segue from acquiring the language through grammars such as April Wilson’s Learn … Continue reading

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