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More Light on the Path

Daily Scripture Readings in Hebrew and Greek

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Brief daily readings from the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament help seminarians and pastors keep their language skills well honed.

Following in the tradition of the well-received Light on the Path, which was published in the early 1980s, More Light on the Path provides a unique and useful resource for pastors and seminary students who desire to keep their biblical language skills well-honed. Like the earlier volume, this work consists of brief daily readings drawn from the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. Grammatical notes and translation helps are provided with the text, and in most instances, the reader will be able to work through difficult sections without having to turn to lexicons or other reference works.

Several improvements have been made over the earlier work. To assist clergy who are working through the liturgical calendar and are concerned to integrate their study time with their sermon preparation, the texts are arranged thematically to reflect the church year. Furthermore, each daily reading is accompanied by a brief prayer or meditation for those who would like to utilize their reading of the biblical texts for a devotional time.

Clergy and seminarians, who are often pressed by ministerial duties and classes that do not require the use of biblical languages, will welcome this useful volume that provides them with the opportunity to maintain a daily schedule of study and prevent the erosion of their language skills.


"The authors are to be congratulated for an excellent devotional guide based on the original languages of Scripture. But make no mistake about it: this is a dangerous book. Pastors wishing to preach from the canteen of Saturday night rather than from a reservoir of Bible knowledge should steer well clear of it!"--David Alan Black, Professor of New Testament and Greek, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"This is an inspired, wonderful book. Prayers provoking devotional reflections winsomely and irresistibly beguile you into working out the Hebrew and Greek that follows. The most creative and painless way to keep up your Hebrew and Greek that I know."--John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

The Authors

  1. David W. Baker

    David W. Baker

    David W. Baker (Ph.D., University of London) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous projects, including coeditor of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series.

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  2. Elaine A. Heath
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    Elaine A. Heath

    Elaine A. Heath (PhD, Duquesne University) is professor of missional and pastoral theology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She previously taught at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, where she directed the Center for...

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  3. Morven Baker

    Morven Baker

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"This is a wonderful daily devotional designed to assist those who have labored arduously to learn Greek and Hebrew in keeping up their proficiency in the original languages. . . . Useful for pastors, seminary students and graduates, as well as lay persons who have a foundational knowledge of Greek and Hebrew grammar, this book will be used and reused each year."--Pam Betker, Bibliotheca Sacra

"A creative way to retain the languages--highly recommended."--The Biblical Booklist

"More Light on the Path allows a prayerful digestion of scripture which nourishes both mind and soul. Those looking for a new and vital devotional experience will find a refreshing answer in this book."--L. Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Journal

"As dear as the Gospel is to us all, let us as hard contend with its lanugage. For God did not allow his Holy Scriptures to be written alone in the two lanugage without reason. . . . Those languages that God did not despise but chose above all others for his Word we must also honor above all others." In agreement with this appraisal of Luther we heartily support the publication of this tool for pastors and other theologians who are pressed for time. Its potential as a devotional tool and to maintain one's working familiarity with the biblical languages is real."--Forrest L. Bivens, Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly