No one knows a text better than a scribe.
When you painstakingly transfer a text word-by-word from one medium to another, you develop a deep familiarity with it. The slowness of the process allows you to ponder and meditate upon what it says. The exactitude required means that you don’t miss any details.
That’s what Rachel Motte does. As the editor of robertbsloan.com, it’s her job to transcribe Dr. Sloan’s vast archive of recorded sermons and adapt them for easy reading in a text format. Because he is both a very learned New Testament scholar and an excellent communicator, she reports that living with his preaching so intimately has taught her volumes about the Bible.
What do you do when you want to learn a text well? Have you tried copying it word-by-word?
Featuring: Rachel Motte, Dr. David Capes
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