Greek for Everyone: Introductory Greek for Bible Study and Application

Greek for Everyone: Introductory Greek for Bible Study and Application

by A. Chadwick Thornhill


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Who Says You Have to Attend Seminary to Learn Greek?

Reading the New Testament in its original language is one of the most effective ways to gain a greater understanding of the message of the Bible. Even though Greek is important to preparation for preaching and teaching, many who are called to ministry will not be able to dedicate years of study to master the language. But a lack of mastery of Greek should not exclude us from gleaning important insight and inspiration from reading Scripture in its original language.

Now pastors, Bible study instructors, Sunday school teachers, and serious lay students of the Bible can learn the basics of biblical Greek at their own pace. Greek for Everyone explains how the Greek language works and introduces the Greek alphabet, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, equipping readers to understand the original meaning of the New Testament. By focusing on the takeaways that most impact interpretation, this accessible book provides a working knowledge of biblical Greek for the study of Scripture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801018916
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,205,242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A. Chadwick Thornhill (PhD, Liberty University) is the chair of theological studies and an assistant professor of apologetics and biblical studies for the Liberty University School of Divinity. He is the author of a number of articles and essays, and of the book The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Abbreviations xv

1 Language Learning, Koine Greek, and the Greek Alphabet 1

2 The Big Picture of Language 10

3 Phrases, Clauses, and Conjunctions 17

4 Resources for Navigating the Greek New Testament 28

5 Introduction to Greek Verbs and Nominals 35

6 Nominative, Accusative, and Vocative Cases 43

7 Genitive and Dative Cases 52

8 Articles, Pronouns, Adjectives, and Prepositions 61

9 (Independent) Indicative-Mood Verbs 73

10 (Independent) Imperative-Mood Verbs 87

11 (Dependent) Subjunctive-Mood Verbs 92

12 (Dependent) Greek Infinitives 99

13 (Dependent) Greek Participles 109

14 Back to the Big Picture 120

15 Comparing English Translations 131

16 Bridging Contexts 150

17 Word Studies 177

18 The Grammar of Theology (Putting It All Together) 192

Appendix 1 "Your Turn" Answers 217

Appendix 2 Greek Paradigms 221

Notes 233

Glossary of Select Greek Terms 241

Index of Greek Words 243

Index of Scripture 247

Index of Subjects 251

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