During the Reformation and into the 20th century, the Bible was translated into common languages, and evangelical believers were encouraged to read and study it on their own. This led to a revival of knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures.
Most students of Scripture make it a standard practice to study the meanings of key words and phrases to aid in understanding. Some have also ventured into study of the original languages. Many Christians then ask the question: “Is it necessary to study Greek to understand the New Testament?”