Bedtime reading

Reading Greek right before bed has two benefits. First, it ensures that I keep up with the language and not let that skill disappear. Second, it’s the perfect evening activity to make a person sleepy! I’ve heard that good bedtime reading is something that tires the brain, like a crossword puzzle or Sudoku. After reading Greek, I usually do some short breathing and meditation exercises. The combination of these two things has really done wonders to help me get to all asleep at night.

If you haven’t guessed by the photo, this is my Greek New Testament. I tend to mark it up quite a bit. For those of you who have studied Greek New Testament, you will notice that I have a helper text that defines the more difficult terms from each page.

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Jonathan Erdman

Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

4 thoughts on “Bedtime reading”

    1. You’ve got me there Tyler! Someday I will have that many notes in my Hebrew Bible, I can promise you that. I just need to master the NT, then I’ll be able to move on to the OT!


      I see you are studying for a Ph.D. at OSU, that you’ve finished your Master’s. It’s been a while since we’ve chatted, but I’m really happy for you that you’ve been able to continue pursuing something you care about. That’s fantastic to see, my friend.


  1. I think you would find this sermon interesting and relevant to this post. Denny and you have some things in common.


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