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Greek Grammar, Text, and Word Studies #2

This post is simply some good Bible Study resource works for those who read Greek. These works are good reference materials (Greek Grammars) but they are in pdf at the moment.




Recommended Greek Grammars

  1. ** Of all the intermediate Grammars available, the one I feel that is by far the best is “Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics – An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament” by Daniel B. Wallace published by Zondervan. (This book is meant to be somewhat of a continuation of Mounce’s “Basics of Biblical Greek”, but it is an excellent book for anyone that has studied through a ffirst-yearN.T. Greek grammar.) Of all the intermediate and advanced Greek grammar books that I have read, I have never seen one this thorough, and yet so easy to understand. It has really helped to clarify some complicated subjects. The more I study this book, the more I feel that Dr. Wallace should be considered a linguistic genius and that this work is setting a new standard for simplifying and classifying Greek grammatical usages. It is excellent! What an enjoyment to read and how enlightening! If you own any Greek grammar book beyond the first year, this is the one to buy! (With the depth and wealth of material contained in this book, it could also be considered an advanced grammar.)
    There is also an abridged version of this book called, “The Basics of New Testament Syntax” for those who are intimidated by a thick book. I personally recommend the full version; if you seriously want to study intermediate/advanced Greek grammar, it is helpful to have the extra material available, even if you don’t use it at first. (Especially the wealth of examples and bibliographical information.) This abridged version was mainly created so this material could more easily be used in a classroom setting; this version makes teaching/learning in a College-level setting much easier than trying to define the appropriate material from the unabridged version.
    There is also a CD-ROM edition of the unabridged version, published by Galaxie Software. (http://www.galaxie.com/).
    (Please note that the first edition of the book lacked a subject index and a Greek word index, if you happen to own this edition you can download both of these indices from Bill Mounce’s web site at http://www.teknia.com/resources/resources.html ).
  2. * “A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek” by William D. Mounce is a great way to start reading through New Testament passages, receiving appropriate help when needed by the intermediate student. I use this book when teaching second year Greek courses (along with Daniel Wallace’s book and the Vocabulary Guide by Warren Trenchard).
  3. * “It’s Still Greek to Me” by David Alan Black is a great ‘overview’ and reiteration of what a person would learn in a first year class, as well as a great introduction into second year Greek grammar. He has a wonderful writing style which makes this book very readable and non-threatening. If Wallace’s ‘Beyond the Basics’ book seems like too much to bite off, please consider using this one to start with.
  4. * “The Student’s Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament” by Warren C. Trenchard is a good book for increasing your vocabulary skills for increased reading ability.

Source of these recommendations.




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