I remember, and I can’t find the name, of a 16th or 17th century Englishman who was self-taught in Greek enough to publish a pretty good translation of the Septuagint. Then, you have the self-taught guys like Scofield.
But, can the self-taught be good scholars?
I think so, but they need to, at some point, be trained. I mean, if a teacher doesn’t become a student, then said teacher will never be able to learn anything more than what they can teach themselves.
What do you think?