Read It In Greek

Read It In Greek

by L. William Countryman
     
 

This book focuses on reading the Greek text yet teaches enough syntax to enable students to effectively to deal with texts throughout the New Testament. The grammatical explanations are exceptionally clear and understandable, are based where possible on English usage, and are always related to what has been encountered in the reading.
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This book focuses on reading the Greek text yet teaches enough syntax to enable students to effectively to deal with texts throughout the New Testament. The grammatical explanations are exceptionally clear and understandable, are based where possible on English usage, and are always related to what has been encountered in the reading.
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In American seminaries today, there is a very limited amount of time available to most students for language study. And yet, a working knowledge of the original language of the New Testament is imperative for informed exegesis of the biblical texts. Written with this difficult situation in mind, Read It in Greek offers a concise, one-semester introduction to the Greek language of the New Testament.

Taking a unique, inductive approach to the study of Greek, this text focuses on reading the Greek-1 John is read through from beginning to end-yet also teaches enough syntax to enable students to interact with all of the New Testament. The book also integrates into the language course lessons in exegesis of the Greek text, resulting in immediate, usable skills that will allow students to look behind the facade of modern-language translations and to follow discussions in technical commentaries and other scholarly works. Students who go beyond the first semester to further study of the language will find it easy to refine the general concepts taught here. Those who do not will have begun reading the Greek New Testament and will have the resources necessary to continue doing so.

Originally published as The New Testament Is in Greek: A Short Course for Exegetes, this volume continues to be one of the best resources available for quickly-yet effectively-introducing students to the reading of New Testament Greek.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802806659
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

LESSON I

Basic Elements
The Alphabet
Diphthongs
Breathings
Accents
Punctuation and Other Signs

LESSON II 1 John 1:1

Grammar
"Person" and "Number" of Verbs
Basic Sentence Types and What Goes into Them—A Quick and Dirty Review

LESSON III 1 John 1:2-3a

Grammar
A Case of Cases
Gender and Parsing
The Definite Article
  • Paradigm of the Definite Article
  • LESSON IV 1 John 1:3b-5

    Grammar
    The Relative Pronoun
    Basic Forms of Nouns: First and Second Declensions

    LESSON V1 John 1:6-7

    Grammar
    Prepositions
    Personal Pronouns

    LESSON VI 1 John 1:8-10

    Grammar
    The Two "Selfs"
    Agreement

    LESSON VII 1 John 2:1-3

  • Vocabulary List

  • Grammar
    Personal Pronouns for First and Second Persons Singular
    Forms of the Third Declension

    LESSON VIII 1 John 2:4-6

    Grammar
    Indirect Discourse
    Personal Endings of Verbs
  • Synopsis of Verb Endings
  • LESSON IX 1 John 2:7-11

    Grammar
    Verb Tenses
    Augments
    Reduplication
  • Table of Consonants
  • Redundancy

    LESSON X 1 John 2:12-17

    Grammar
    More Indicators of Tense
  • Analyzing Greek Verbs
  • LESSON XI 1 John 2:18-25

    Grammar
    Some Distinctive Adjectives
    The Subjunctive
    Exegesis
    The Textual Apparatus (I)

    LESSON XII 1 John 2:26-3:3

    Grammar
    Demonstrative Pronouns
    Imperatives
    Participles
    Exegesis
    The Textual Apparatus (II)

    LESSON XIII 1 John 3:4-10

    Grammar
    Deponent Verbs
    "Voice" in Verbs
    Exegesis
    Principles of Text Criticism

    LESSON XIV 1 John 3:11-18

    Grammar
    First and Second Aorists
    Irregular Verbs
    Exegesis
    The Punctuation Apparatus

    LESSON XV 1 John 3:19-24

    Grammar
    Comparison of Adjectives
    MI-Verbs
    Exegesis
    Cross References

    LESSON XVI 1 John 4:1-6

    Grammar
    The Verb ei�í
    Contract Verbs
    Exegesis
    Using the Lexico

    LESSON XVII 1 John 4:7-12

    Grammar
    Infinitives
    Exegesis
    Some Johannine Vocabulary

    LESSON XVIII 1 John 4:13-17

    Grammar
    Verbs with Liquid and Nasal Stems
    Exegesis
    Word Groups

    LESSON XIX 1 John 4:18-21

    Grammar
    Review of Verbs: Tenses
    Exegesis
    Using a Concordance (I)

    LESSON XX 1 John 5:1-5

    Grammar
    Review of Verbs: Forms
    Exegesis
    Using a Concordance (II)

    LESSON XXI 1 John 5:6-12

    Grammar
    Tenses in Participles
    Exegesis
    The Importance of Context

    LESSON XXII 1 John 5:13-17

    Grammar
    Participles and Subordinate Clauses
    Exegesis
    Basic Books for an Exegetical Library
  • Bibliography
  • LESSON XXIII 1 John 5:18-21

    Grammar
    The Genitive Absolute
    Exegesis
    Some Concluding Remarks on Exegesis

    LESSON XXIV 2 John

    Grammar
    A Further Use of the Infinitive

    LESSON XXV 3 John; John 1:1-18

    PARADIGMS

    I. Substantives
    A. Nouns of the First Declension
    B. Nouns of the Second Declension
    C. Substantives Using First and Second Declension Forms
    D. Nouns of the Third Declension
    E. Other Substantives Using Third Declension Forms
    F. Personal Pronouns
    G. Comparison of Adjectives
    II. Verbs
    A. ei�í, be
    B. Tenses of the O-Verb
    C. Participles of the O-Verb
    D. Contract Verbs
    E. MI-Verbs: Two Examples
    III. Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
    IV. Accentuation: A Simplified Account
    A. Syllables and Individual Accents
    B. Accents on Substantives
    C. Accents on Verbs

    Abbreviations
    Glossary and Index

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