Local retired pastor, former college and seminary professor Gary Radmacher will teach a course in beginning Biblical Greek on Thursday evenings, 7 to 8:30 p.m. starting September 12 at Sisters Community Church. This weekly class is free and open to the


The class is designed for those who would like to dig a little deeper into scripture or use some particular study tools yet feel hindered by lack of knowledge of Biblical languages.

“Gaining an elementary knowledge of Biblical Greek will open some doors to study of the New Testament that otherwise remain closed. You won’t be able to translate the Bible, but you will learn the alphabet, the basic language structure, and the fundamental Greek vocabulary of critical interpretation,” said Radmacher, who has taught this course, as well as first- and second-year Greek at advanced levels and has used Greek in ministry for nearly 40 years.

The textbook required for this class, “Do It Yourself Hebrew and Greek,” is available through Paulina Springs (541-549-0866) or new and used on Amazon.com. Edward W. Goodrick, a longtime professor at what is now Multnomah University in Portland, is author of the text. Students are requested to read the introduction and bring the book to the first class.

Prospective students may register or request additional information at www.


Sisters Community Church is located at 1300 W. McKenzie Hwy.