Friday, March 17, 2006

Machen quotation question

It just occurred to me that, with my native readers and those who come over from Pyromaniacs, some pretty smart folks frequent these pages. Smarter than I, in a great many ways!

Maybe you can end a search I've had for decades.

I could swear that I read, at some point, J. Gresham Machen saying that for a pastor not to know Greek makes about as much sense as a professor of French literature not knowing French. But I've never been able to source that quotation; and, as I mean to write at some time, I'm a bit obsessive about not using quotations I can't source.

Does anyone know where that's from?


Dan B. said...

I found an article here:

that is a Machen essay that talks about the minister and his Greek testament, and it would seem that of all places it would be here, but I couldn't find that exact quote. I'll keep looking.

DJP said...

Thanks, I really appreciate that. I thought it was actually in the intro to his Grammar, but when I looked again, I didn't see it. So I've stopped attributing it to him... until I can give him proper credit (or blame, I suppose, in the eyes of some -- but they're wrong!).

Even So... said...

n rk n ho lo gos...I don't know, I can't even pronounce "grease'em mason". I need help.

Even So....

Chuck said...

I couldn't find it either. I just bought his notes on Galatians, though. Good stuff.