So I have a spin-off question about languages from my other thread. I (like many of us here) will be studying biblical Greek and Hebrew in the next few years. My question is this: if one has learned biblical Greek and Hebrew how difficult would it be to learn modern Greek and Hebrew? Obviously they are different and obviously they are related. What I’m wondering is how easy would it be to make the transition from Old Testament Hebrew to modern Hebrew? Have any of you tried to make this transition with either Hebrew or Greek? Do you think a familiarity with the modern languages would help to understand or retain the biblical languages?