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Learn to Read New Testament Greek
     

Learn to Read New Testament Greek

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by David Alan Black
 

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An academic staple updated for the first time in fifteen years, David Alan Black's user-friendly introduction to New Testament Greek keeps discussion of grammar as non-technical as possible. The simplified explanations, basic vocabularies, and abundant exercises are designed to prepare the student for subsequent practical courses in exegesis, while the

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An academic staple updated for the first time in fifteen years, David Alan Black's user-friendly introduction to New Testament Greek keeps discussion of grammar as non-technical as possible. The simplified explanations, basic vocabularies, and abundant exercises are designed to prepare the student for subsequent practical courses in exegesis, while the linguistic emphasis lays the groundwork for later courses in grammar. Revisions to this third edition include updated discussions and scholarship, further back matter vocabulary references, and additional appendices.

"A streamlined introductory grammar that will prove popular in the classroom."

Murray J. Harris, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Clear charts, clear examples, clear discussion—what more could one want from a beginning grammar!"

Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary

" . . . combines the strengths of a fairly traditional sequence of topics, in generally manageable chunks with clear explanations fully abreast of modern linguistics."

Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary

"Pedagogically conceived, linguistically informed, hermeneutically sensitive, biblically focused—unique among beginning grammars. It sets a new standard."

Robert Yarbrough, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805463859
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
545,248
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

David Alan Black is professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. An avid horseman, he and his wife live on a 123-acre working farm in southern Virginia and are self-supporting missionaries to Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and Ethiopia.

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Learn to Read New Testament Greek 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've heard the argument for years about which is the better version of the Bible. I still have some folks in my church that think it is sacrilegious to read anything but KJV. Personally I had trouble understanding KJV, and embraced other translations. Now in my later years, I have had the desire to go back to the Greek (and Hebrew) and decide for myself what the scriptures say. Our pastor is teaching a 14 week class in Greek, with this as the text. The author obviously understands the subject matter. Black dives into all of the ways that the Greeks twist around wording and the endings that go with the base Greek words. However for a beginner, like myself, I feel this book is written on a 20,000 foot level. It would be fine as a refresher for someone who has learned Greek in the past, but quite difficult as a beginner's text. It's not a bad book, but any means, just difficult for this beginner. I feel that the beginner needs more exercises and maybe an answer key located elsewhere in the book. I have had some issues with the Greek text, on the Nook you can increase the English text size, but the Greek can not, thus making it hard to see. I really wish I had purchased the hardback version. To earn a 5 star rating from me, the Greek text needs to be able to be easily increased. I feel there needs to be more exercises with lower difficulty, and answer keys. Don't take out the hard exercises, just add some more simplier exercises to what he has.
theChristianReviewer More than 1 year ago
See my full review here: https://thechristianreviewer.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/read-biblical-greek/ As a person who does training quite often in my professional IT career, I am usually paying very close attention to the style in which someone does any kind of training. When I am training or teaching certain things, I gear my training to start with the basics and make sure it is very clear as to definitions and understanding of the core concepts. Then slowly adding in more and more complexity until the trainee has the full picture. I tip my hat to B&H Academic and David Alan Black on the Learn to Read New Testament Greek Third Edition. The style in which this book is written is clearly done from someone who can take a pretty complex thing such as learning a new language and breaking it down to the basics and then building upon that. Much like how you slowly build an intricate construction by adding one Lego at a time. Excellent examples and exercises flow into each other building your understanding more strong as you progress through each of the lessons. Excellent resource and highly recommended for anyone that wants to learn Biblical Greek. Please note, that this will take time to accomplish - it is NOT something for you if you aren't willing or want to put some effort into this. I received a copy of this book from B&H Academic for me to do a review on it. In full disclosure, I was not required or requested by B&H Academic to write a positive review.
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Michael3168 More than 1 year ago
The greek fonts are way to small to see in fact on my Nook you cannot make some of them out period. Publisher needs to fix this, Barnes and Noble needs to refund my money.
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andy fordham More than 1 year ago
Beside mounce basics of biblical greek.this is the best greek grammar