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New Testament Greek
An Introduction


  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521177023

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  • This book provides a general introduction to the grammar and syntax of Hellenistic, or New Testament, Greek. With twenty-four chapters, it is suitable for two-semester courses. Each lesson is structured around equipping students to read passages drawn directly from the Greek New Testament. In addition to the traditional Erasmian system, students are offered the option of using a historical Greek system of pronunciation similar to that used in early Christian preaching and prayer. The book includes extensive reference tools, including paradigms for memorization, grammatical appendices and illustrations. The text is accompanied by a website that offers a workbook of passages for translation. Each chapter of the grammar concludes with a vocabulary list of Greek terms that appear in that lesson's assigned passage for translation, found in the online workbook. Audio recordings of all vocabulary words and translation passages, using the historical Greek system of pronunciation, are provided online.

    • Provides instructors and students with the choice of using the historical Greek pronunciation system or the traditional Erasmian system, and audio recordings are provided online of all vocabulary and passages for translation
    • Students will read continuous sections of Greek New Testament (John 1–6, Matt. 9:9–13) rather than artificial classroom sentences
    • The online workbook includes additional translation passages as well as syntactical and parsing questions
    • Includes an exhaustive summary of all grammatical paradigms in the appendices
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521177023
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 258 x 178 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 1 map 30 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Alphabet and pronunciation
    2. Writing Greek letters, accents, diacritical marks, and punctuation
    3. Present and future active indicative, present active indicative of the verb 'to be,' and particles
    4. Contract verbs, present and future active indicative tense, and future of liquid verbs
    5. Second declension, the definite article, and prepositions
    6. First declension, and the definite article
    7. Adjectives, demonstrative pronouns, and comparison
    8. Personal pronouns, relative pronouns, and reflexive pronouns
    9. First aorist active indicative
    10. Verbal roots, principal parts, and second aorist active indicative
    11. Present middle and passive indicative, future middle indicative, and future of the verb 'to be'
    12. Imperfect middle and passive indicative, and first and second aorist middle
    14. Third declension nouns and adjectives: part 1
    15. Third declension nouns and adjectives: part 2
    16. Perfect and pluperfect active, middle, and passive indicative
    17. Aorist passive and future passive indicative
    18. Present and aorist participles
    19. Aorist passive participle, perfect participle, adverbial participles, genitive absolute, and periphrastic constructions
    20. Non-thematic conjugation (-mi verbs): part 1. The indicative mood
    21. Non-thematic conjugation (-mi verbs): part 2: Deivknumi, fhmiv and participles
    22. Subjunctive mood and conditional sentences
    23. The infinitive
    24. Imperative mode
    25. Appendix 1: table of principal parts
    26. Appendix 2: summary of paradigms
    27. Summary of vocabulary to be memorized
    28. Subject index
    29. Index of Greek words
    30. Lexicon of Greek words in texts for translation.

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    • 3rd semester Greek: New Testament and Plato
    • Beginning Greek
    • Beginning Greek I and ll
    • Biblical Greek
    • Biblical Greek I
    • Biblical Languages
    • Biblical Languages 3: Intermediate Greek
    • Elementary New Testament Greek
    • Elementary and Intermediate New Testament Greek
    • Greek I
    • Hellenistic Greek
    • Intensive New Testament Greek
    • Intermediate Greek
    • Intermediate New Testament Greek ll
    • Introduction to New Testament Greek
    • Koine Greek
    • Learning Greek
    • New Testament Greek
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    B. H. McLean, University of Toronto
    B. H. McLean is currently Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Knox College, University of Toronto. He is the author of An Introduction to the Study of Greek Epigraphy of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods from Alexander the Great down to the Reign of Constantine (323 BCE–337 CE) (2002) and Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the Konya Archaeological Museum (2002). He has taught introductory New Testament Greek for over twenty years in four institutions, using a variety of textbooks and serves as the Greek examiner for biblical doctoral candidates at the Toronto School of Theology.

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