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Biblical Greek Exegesis : A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek

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Biblical Greek Exegesis presents a proven, highly practical approach to the study of intermediate and advanced Greek grammar. Most textbooks focus on learning syntactical categories, illustrated by sentences taken from the Greek New Testament, and place little emphasis on how to apply Greek grammar to the Greek text in preparing sermons and lectures. In contrast, Biblical Greek Exegesis stresses "real-life" application. Beginning with selections from the Greek New Testament, students learn intermediate and advanced Greek grammar inductively by analyzing the text. The process closely resembles the approach used in sermon and lecture preparation. In Part 1 (SYNTAX), students work through nine selections from the New Testament, taken from the Gospels, Paul's letters (including Romans), and the General Letters. The selections are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. The student becomes familiar with syntactical categories through translation, grammatical analysis, and grammatical diagramming, supplemented by class discussion. Equally important, the length of these selections allows for semantic diagramming and analysis. This provides a tool for analyzing larger units of meaning, which is not possible when working only with sentences that illustrate specific points of grammar. In Part 2 (EXEGESIS), the student takes the sections from the Greek New Testament through a twelve-step method of exegesis and exposition. The student works through one section of approximately fifteen verses every two weeks, beginning with the first step--spiritual preparation--and ending with application and a preaching/teaching outline. This approach has two benefits. Advanced Greek students learn to use the Greek text and grammar as they will in the "real world." They also learn to integrate other significant areas such as literary form and textual criticism, as well as the use of exegetical tools. In short, they become better expositors of the Word of God. Bibliographies are provided for each of the twelve steps in the exegetical process. Also included is a summary of syntactical categories based on Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics. This successfully field-tested approach to intermediate and advanced Greek will help students bridge the gap between understanding the categories of Greek grammar and the demand to communicate the meaning and significance of the New Testament message to the twenty-first century.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 9mm | 462g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0310212464
  • 9780310212461
  • 324,926

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Biblical Greek Exegesis presents a proven, highly practical approach to the study of intermediate and advanced Greek grammar. Most textbooks focus on learning syntactical categories, illustrated by sentences taken from the Greek New Testament, and place little emphasis on how to apply Greek grammar to the Greek text in preparing sermons and lectures. In contrast, Biblical Greek Exegesis stresses 'real-life' application. Beginning with selections from the Greek New Testament, students learn intermediate and advanced Greek grammar inductively by analyzing the text. The process closely resembles the approach used in sermon and lecture preparation. In Part 1 (SYNTAX), students work through nine selections from the New Testament, taken from the Gospels, Paul's letters (including Romans), and the General Letters. The selections are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. The student becomes familiar with syntactical categories through translation, grammatical analysis, and grammatical diagramming, supplemented by class discussion. Equally important, the length of these selections allows for semantic diagramming and analysis. This provides a tool for analyzing larger units of meaning, which is not possible when working only with sentences that illustrate specific points of grammar. In Part 2 (EXEGESIS), the student takes the sections from the Greek New Testament through a twelve-step method of exegesis and exposition. The student works through one section of approximately fifteen verses every two weeks, beginning with the first step---spiritual preparation---and ending with application and a preaching/teaching outline. This approach has two benefits. Advanced Greek students learn to use the Greek text and grammar as they will in the 'real world.' They also learn to integrate other significant areas such as literary form and textual criticism, as well as the use of exegetical tools. In short, they become better expositors of the Word of God. Bibliographies are provided for each of the twelve steps in the exegetical process. Also included is a summary of syntactical categories based on Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics. This successfully field-tested approach to intermediate and advanced Greek will help students bridge the gap between understanding the categories of Greek grammar and the demand to communicate the meaning and significance of the New Testament message to the twenty-first century.
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Table of contents

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface for Teachers
The Need for a New Approach
The Approach Used in Biblical Greek Exegesis
Intermediate Greek
Advanced Greek
Some Advantages of This Approach
How to Use This Book in Teaching
In Intermediate and Advanced Greek Courses
In Upper-Level New Testament Exegesis Courses
Preface for Students
Welcome to Biblical Greek Exegesis
How Can the Approach Used in This Book Help You?
What Are Our Students Saying?
Why Study Greek as a Part of Christian Life and Ministry?
In Summary
Section One: A Graded Approach to Learning Biblical Greek Syntax
Introduction
What to Expect From the Syntax Exercises
A Word About Diagramming
Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Vocabulary
How to Do Grammatical Diagramming
Grammatical Diagramming Paradigm
Basic Principles of Grammatical Diagramming
Colossians 3:1 – 4 as Example
How to Do Semantic Diagramming
Basic Principles of Semantic Diagramming
Thoughts on Semantic Diagramming
The List of Semantic Functions
The Functions Defined and Illustrated
Colossians 1:3 – 5a as Example
Syntax and Diagramming Exercises
1 John 1:1 – 2:2; 2:28 – 3:10
John 15:1 – 27
Mark 1:1 – 28
Mark 8:27 – 9:8
Colossians 1:1 – 23
Matthew 6:5 – 34
Romans 3:21 – 26; 5:1 – 11; 8:1 – 17
James 1:1 – 21
Philippians 1:27 – 2:13
Section Two: The Exegetical Method
Introduction
Exegetical Method at a Glance
Exegetical Method Step by Step
1 --- Spiritual Preparation
2 --- General Introduction
3 --- Literary Context
4 --- Provisional Translation
5 --- Grammatical Analysis
6 --- Semantic Diagram and Provisional Outline
7 --- Word and Concept Analysis
8 --- Broader Biblical and Theological Context
9 --- Commentaries and Special Studies
10 --- Polished Translation and Extended Paraphrase
11 --- Application
12 --- Preaching/Teaching Outline
Appendix A: Student’s Syntax Summary
Appendix B: Worksheets for the Exegetical Method
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