Lesson 2a — Acts 1:3-5

It's Greek to Me        (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)

Before we dive into Acts, I wanted to share  (16:35) with you, to talk about:

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Interlinear Rendering

Please download and print this out, or make your own analysis on a blank page.

Go to Step Bible to analyze each word.  Transfer the analysis to your analysis worksheet.



The New American Standard Bible and English Standard Version are intentionally written to be as close to the word order of the Greek as possible, and still be comprehensible to an English speaker.  When I am struggling with coming up with a basic interlinear rendering, I find it helpful to compare my work with theirs.


NET Notes

Once you are moderately happy with your interlinear rendering, then download and review the notes on this verse from the NET Bible.  They often have some "tn" translation notes that will be helpful.


Using Outside Help in Your Translation Work

The idea in every case...

...looking at the NASB, ESV, NET Bible, and finally getting Bob's comments as you will in the next half of the lesson...

...as you have already noticed, is to try and do the best you can on your own, then go to an outside aid for help.  This will help you maximize your learning experiences.


When you have done all of these things, go on to  .