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Dr. Doug Penney, Associate Professor of Classical Languages, joins me on Exegetically Speaking to discuss how he encourages students to read outside the canon of Scripture in order to sharpen their translation skills. Often, when students read a New Testament book in Greek, they rely on their memory to produce a translation. Reading Aesop’s Fables takes them to a text they do not know. And it alerts them to cultural signals that they would have never known by just reading inside the canon.


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