I still remember the first time I saw a film in 3-D, I kept trying to grab things in front of my face, a buzzing fly, a bouncing ball, a whizzing rocket about to crash into my monstrous nose. I knew those things weren’t really there, but 3D was so different from the 2-D film experience, it seemed real.
Reading the Bible in the original languages, Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament, is like watching a film in 3D. Films in 2D are still great, enjoyable, interesting, awesome, wonderful, but 3D is better–richer, deeper, more vivid, more colorful.
My New Testament colleague here at Biblical Steve Taylor and I were interviewed recently about why it’s important to learn the biblical languages, and here’s our take on why the 3D original language version of the biblical story is better than the 2D version in English. Click here to watch or below (2 and 1/2 minutes).
Video filmed by Joel Limbauan.