New Testament Greek

New Testament Greek : An Introduction

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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.
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  • Electronic book text | 302 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w illus. 1 map 30 exercises
  • 9781139180931

Table of contents

Abbreviations; Introduction; 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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About B. H. McLean

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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