So, I’ve got how to learn biblical Greek and Hebrew. I’m no expert (although I’d like to be one day), but I can muddle my way through with some of the best of seminarians (thanks to awesome profs at Criswell – Dr. Metts for Greek and Dr. Brooks for Hebrew).
However, I’m wondering what to do with German. I’d like to be able to read it and also converse in it by the time I’m finished with my Master’s degree (so I’ve got some time). A lot of resources that I’ve seen are for one or the other. I’ve looked at Rosetta Stone (so expensive, but I’ve heard some great things), and I’ve looked at books in the library like Modern Theological German. So my questions to any of you are:
- Should I start with one way (ie. reading), then proceed to the other (ie. conversational)? And what resources would you suggest? or
- Is there some resource that will teach both to me at the same time? And is that how I should go?
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