Gordon College                                                            Dr. Ted Hildebrandt

BL 201 Greek I (4)                                                       Office:  MAC Room 111

Fall, 2017                                                                     ted.hildebrandt@gordon.edu

MWF: 3:20-4:35                                                          Phone:  ext 4412
Office hours:  Usually 1:30-2:30 MWF;                         Class Room:  Jen 218

                       Usually 10:00-12:00 T/R

 

1.  Course Description:   Greek I will to provide students with a foundational

understanding of New Testament (Koine) Greek phonology, morphology,

syntax and vocabulary.  Basic grammatical building blocks of the language

will be learned including the morphology and syntax of verbs, nouns, pronouns,
prepositions, etc. The goal is to develop the students’ abilities in the language
so that they may begin reading simple exercises built from the text of the
Greek New Testament. 

 

2.  Objectives:   the student will be able to

 

            1)  recognize and recite the basic morphology of nouns, adjectives,

pronouns, prepositions and verbs (27 chants);

            2)  analyze and evaluate how the morphological tags transform meaning

(noun cases, verb tenses and moods); 

            3)  identify and evaluate elementary syntactic structures (subject, verb,

object and modifiers);

            4)  master the vocabulary of the most frequently used words in the New Testament;

            5)  identify, distinguish, and discuss options in translating simple sentences;

            6)  develop regular disciplined study habits that will facilitate learning of

                        any discipline; and

            7)  enjoy the study of Greek having seen its usefulness for deepening one’s

understanding of the New Testament and for personal spiritual

formation. 

 

  1. Course Textbooks

 

Required: 

            Hildebrandt, Ted.   Mastering NT Greek CD-ROM ($49; Baker, 2003) was
                        the original version of what you have now available online.

                        You will be required to pay for the use of the materials  

                        specifically designed for this class which are to be download from
                        my web site ($20, payment due before Sept. 15 after which time the
                        cost will go up to $40). The point is to save you money and it should
                        be noted I don’t make a dime on this.  All the monies received are poured
                        back into course development.  This must be paid before the first exam
                        can be taken and after which no course work will be received or graded. 
                        The textbook, workbook and an interactive program that teaches, drills
                        and speaks to you in Greek is available at:                                
                       
http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/index.cfm

                        or just Google “Ted Hildebrandt” and pick the Gordon Faculty site and
                        click on the link to:  “New Testament Greek Interactive.”

                        I have taken the 500 page textbook from Mastering NT Greek and
                        making it speak Greek in the Acrobat *.pdf file that you can download.
                        The click on Greek words in the first ten chapters and it will pronounce
                        the Greek word from the Acrobat pdf document.  I purposely put them
                        online to save you money and provide ease of access. If you want you
                        can print the whole set of books (textbook 500 pgs./workbook 500 pgs.). 
                        I just completed an interactive online computer program that can
                        teach, drill, speak and evaluate your answers instantaneously. 
                        Embedded in that interactive program is an animated Greek Avatar
                        video series which goes over the things we do in class. 
                        This Avatar named “Ted” who teaches each of the 28 chapters of the
                        textbook.  Some people like him better than me because he flies around                           better than I do.  He’s a great way to supplement what you get in class or
                        use him for review. 

Optional:   Second Semester you may want to purchase a Greek NT

            Critical Editions of the Greek NT (different manuscript readings given):

            Nestle-Aland.  Novum Testamentum Graece (28th ed. Revised)

                        (German Bible Society, 2012).  $40 at Amazon.
             United Bible Society Greek Text [Aland, Karavidopoulos, Martini 5th ed.
                        (German Bible Society, 2014) -- $40-48.

            Readers Greek NT (supplies hard words making it easier to read):

            Both Zondervan and United Bible Societies have "reading" Greek
                        New Testaments that are very handy in that they give you
                        all the hard words used 50 times and under. 

            Check out the “Wav Bible” app for your phone.  Very helpful.

 

4.  Course Process

            Daily Reading

                        We will travel through the grammar at the rate of about one or two

chapters per week.   You will be expected to read and master the

content of those chapters progressively for each class period.  There

will be a non-comprehensive quiz for every 1-3 chapters we finish.  
            Please take the daily assignments seriously as once one gets behind it
            becomes a major challenge and may easily become impossible

to catch-up.  Greek is a lot like Mathematics if you miss a step it is extremely

difficult to proceed—don’t miss a step or fall behind it can be fatal.
            Old proverb:    “Inch by inch it’s a cinch, yard by yard too hard.”

Gordon workload statement:  For each semester hour of credit, students should expect to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours per week outside of class in engaged academic time. This time includes reading, writing, studying, completing assignments, lab work, or group projects, among other activities. 

 

Daily Workbook and Assignments

            The exercises from the workbook will be collected during each

class period.  You should be ready to translate, discuss or ask questions about

your responses to the exercises during each class period.  The workbook is
 assigned and one may use the interactive program to learn and drill over
 the chapter content.

 

Memorization

            While memorization has received a bad reputation in our more

visual and informationally overloaded society, it is still one of the

key building blocks of language learning.   Memory work is essential for the

mastery of beginning levels of a language.  You will be expected to

learn the basic paradigms/chants and vocabulary items in a cumulative

manner.  You should set up patterns of study that include a review of

previously learned vocabulary and paradigms.  We will learn to chant the most

salient features of the language (27 chants and you will have the basic structure
of the language down).  Master those chants and a good part of the course will
be under your belt. The weekly quizzes may include any previously learned
paradigms or vocabulary. 

 

Quizzes/Exam

            There will be weekly or bi-weekly quizzes with one final exam.  The final

will be cumulative over the semester material from the textbook many of the
            translation questions taken straight out of the workbook.

 

Late work

            If a quiz is missed, there will be a make-up only if there is a

valid excuse. You have one week to make up quizzes.  Late workbook exercises

will also be automatically counted down if not handed in on time with no

make up depending on whether it was excused or unexcused.  If a
            workbook assignment, quiz or exam is over a week late it will not be accepted.

 

Cheating/Plagiarizing

            Any cheating or plagiarizing of material will result in an automatic

failure of the entire course.  It is expected that those studying the

New Testament in Greek embrace standards of integrity fitting a

disciple of Christ. 

 

            Pairing:  Studying Greek in groups of 2-3 is very useful both for accountability and also

for understanding.  While you will need some time to master the paradigms 
which is usually best done alone, conceptual understanding and translations are

often best done in small groups. 

 

Course Grading

            Percentage:

                        Written workbook exercises                  10%

                        Class attendance and participation         10%

                        Quizzes                                                60%

                        Final Exam                                           20%

 

Tentative Grading Scale (the class will be graded on a curve using the

following as a ball-park starting set of figures)

100-92             A                     79-77  C+                    62-60        D-

91-90               A-                    76-72  C                      59-0          F

89-87               B+                    71-70  C-

86-82               B                      67-65  D+

81-80               B-                    65-63  D

 

Presence and Participation:  It is assumed that you will attend class and participate. 

Attendance/Participation is 10% of your grade.  Attendance will be taken daily.  "Being there" is not just a philosophical abstraction in this class.  You need to be in class to stay up with the work.  There is a high correlation of those skipping class and those not surviving the course. So if you want to be successful, please come.  You get 3 freebies after that it will substantially reduce the 10% with each extra cut. 

 

5.  Students with Disabilities:  Students with disabilities who need academic accommodations must

             speak to professor and also inform him in writing regarding the nature of the disability and

            the request for specific accommodations within the first two weeks of class.  Ann Seavey

            from the Academic Support Center must be made aware of and approve in writing the

            accommodations requested.  Students are also responsible for making sure documentation of

            the disability is on file in the Academic Support Center.  See Ann Seavey, Jenks 412 Ext

            4746.  Failure to register in time with the Professor and have the ASC approve the desired

            accommodations will compromise our ability to provide the desired accommodations.

 

6.  Tentative Course Assignment Schedule:  The instructor will try to gage the

progress of the class and adjust the speed of the learning accordingly.  The

syllabus and assignment schedule will undoubtedly flex according to the
            progress of this particular class cohort.
  Such changes will be announced and
            negotiated in class.  Be there.  The student is responsible to stay up with all adjustments
            made during the progress of the class.  The rhythm of the class will be largely: 
            1) presentation of a chapter’s content,  2) the completion of the workbook for the next
            class period and 3) a quiz.  Every three-four weeks there will be an exam.  

 

            Aug. 30 W        Introduction to the Course.  Alphabet and diphthongs

                                    Prof’s introduction to the Alphabet and pronunciation: ch. 1

 

            Sept. 1   F         Syllables, accents and English grammar
                                    Prof’s introduction to the syllables, accents, English grammar: ch. 2

                                    Read:  textbook Ch. 2 Accents, Syllables and English

Grammar (focus here)

                                    Read:  textbook Ch. 1 Beginning the Journey -- Alphabet (focus here)

                                    Hand in:  Workbook Ch. 1 Alphabet (do the exercises in the

workbook)

                                    Master the vocabulary for Ch. 1 (focus here)
                                       Spend ½ hour on the Interactive Greek program online.

           

Sept. 6 W         Ch. 3 Present Active Verbs

                                    Hand in:  Workbook Ch. 2 Accents and Syllables

                                    Master the vocabulary for Ch. 2
                                    Learn chant for PAI Verbs
                                       Spend ½ hour on the Interactive Greek program online.

 

            Sept. 8 F           Quiz on:  Alphabet, Punctuation, Accents, Syllables, Present

Active Verbs

                                    Play with:  Mastering NT Greek interactive:  Ch. 3:  Present Active

                                                Verbs, Letter-to-Name Exercise, Pronounce, Letters Exercise

                                    Review Chapters 1-3

                                    Hand-in:  Workbook Ch. 3

                                    Mastery – Alphabet (i.e. names of letters in order, how

                                                to write Greek letters (upper and lower case), and the

                                                sounds associated with the letters and diphthongs. 

Also learn the Greek punctuation marks and names of

the accents and their rules.  The syllabification rules

should also be mastered.  Present Active Indicative

verbs.  Vocabulary items for all three lessons and

the workbook English-like freebies.

It is suggested that you view:  "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

to gain insight into modern Greek culture.

 

            Sept. 11 M        Prof’s introduction to ch. 4:  The Second Declension

Introduction to the Noun,  a case for case

                                    Memorization – John 1:1 from the UBS Greek text (be able

                                                to say it or write it (with accents).

 

            Sept. 13 W        Review and master of the case structure

                                    Hand in:  Workbook – Chapter 4 Second Declension Nouns

                                    Maser the vocabulary for chapter 4 

Read textbook ch. 4:  Second Declension Nouns                       

 

            Sept. 15 F         Prof's intro:  Ch. 5:  First Declension Nouns

                                    Play with:  Mastering NT Greek interactive:  Ch. 4:  Second Declension

Nouns

                                    Memorization – John 1:2 from the UBS Greek text (be able to

say it or write it (with accents).

 

Sept. 18 M        Review PAI (present active indicative) verbs and first and

second declension nouns -- Yom Kippur today.

                                    Play with:  eGreek Ch. 5 First Declension Nouns

                                    Read textbook ch. 5:  First Declension Nouns

                                    Hand in:  Workbook – Chapter 5 First Declension Nouns

                        Memorization – know the paradigms for the first and second

                                    declensions and PAI verbs

                                    Master – Chapter 5 vocabulary list 

           

Sept. 20 W       Quiz on chs. 3-5 paradigms (PAI verbs, First and second declension nouns, definite article), grammar of noun cases and verbs

                        All the vocabulary to date (chs. 1-5)

                                    Hand in:  Workbook -- Review Exercise # chs. 3-5

 

            Sept. 22 F         Intro:  Chapter 6:  Prepositions -- its the little words that are difficult

                                    in Greek.  Spend extra time learning the prepositions for each case.

                                    Vocabulary Review

 

            Sept. 25 M        Intro Ch. 7:  Adjectives

                                    Play with:  eGreek Ch. 6 Prepositions

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 6:  Prepositions

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 6:  Prepositions

                                    Master:  Chapter 6 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization – John 1:3 from the UBS Greek text (be able to

                                                Say it or write it (with accents)

 

            Sept. 27 W       Major Quiz – anything from the Grammar (chs. 1-6 including

parsing, paradigms, vocab, understanding noun cases, preps,

adjective usage, definite article, PAI verbs),

Workbook  (chs. 1-7), or memory work (John 1:1-3): 

See summary sheet

Much of the test will be taken straight out of the workbook

 

Sept. 29 F         Review for quiz/test -- catch up

                                    Review – Review all grammar, vocab and memory work

(Jn 1:1-3)

                                    Hand in:  Workbook -- Ch. 7:  Adjectives

 

Oct. 2 M           Quiz on  Chs. 6-7

Review vocab and grammar

                                    Play with:  eGreek Ch. 7 Adjectives

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 7 Adjectives

                                    Hand in: -- Review Exercise #3

 

            Oct. 4 W           Prof’s introduction ch. 8 Personal Pronouns

(no homework day-- relax!!!  The hardest part is behind you. 

Endurance and dogged persistence is the key to the rest.)

 

            Oct. 6 F            Intro. Ch. 9:  Present Middle/Passive Verbs

                                    Play with:  eGreek Ch. 8 Personal pronouns

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 8:  Personal Pronouns

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 8:  Personal Pronouns

                                    Master:  Chapter 8 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – Mat 6:9bc (the Lord's prayer rap)

be able to say it or write it (without accents)

 

            Oct. 9 M           Consolidation day:  pulling it together

Review Vocab chs. 1-9

                                    Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 9 Present Middle/Passive Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 9:  Present Middle/Passive Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 9:  Present Middle/Passive Verbs

Master:  Chapter 9 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization:  Matthew 6:10  (the Lord's prayer)

 

            Oct. 11 W         Quiz:  Chs. 8-10

Review vocab and grammar

                                    Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 10 Future Verbs

                                    Hand in:  Workbook – Review chs. 3-9

 

            Oct. 13 F           Intro:  Chapter 10 Future Verbs

                        Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 10 Future Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 10:  Future Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 10:  Future Verbs

                                    Master:  Chapter 10 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – Mat 6:11 (the Lord's prayer)

be able to say it or write it (with accents)

 

Oct. 16 M         Intro:  Chapter 11  -- Demonstrative/Relative/Reflexive

Pronouns

 

            Oct. 18 W         Prof’s intro to chs. 12 (Imperfect Verbs)

                        Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 11 Demonstrative Pronouns

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 11:  Demonstrative Pronouns

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 11:  Demonstrative Pronouns

                                    Master:  Chapter 11 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer

 

            Oct. 20 F          No Class:  Quad exams (no assignment, focus on quads) -- Relax and

                                    catch you  pneu?ma

 

            Oct. 23 M         Prof’s introduction of ch. 13 (Second Aorist Verbs)

                        Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 13 Third Declension Nouns

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 13:  Third Declension Nouns

                                    Master:  Chapter 13 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer

 

Oct  25 W         Quiz  (ch. 10-12  Grammar/Vocab[all]) and the Lord's

prayer

                        Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 12 Imperfect Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 12:  Imperfect Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 12:  Imperfect Verbs

                                    Master:  Chapter 12 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer

                       

            Oct. 27 F          Intro:  Chapter 13  Third Declension Nouns

                                    Hand in:  Workbook ch. 13

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer

 

            Oct. 30 M         Hand in:  Workbook Handout -- Review Exercise Chs. 3-13

 

Nov. 1 W          Review Vocab Quiz:   All Vocab up to this point Chs. 1-14

                                    and chs. 13-14 Grammar

                        Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 14 Second Aorist Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 14:  Second Aorist Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 14:  Second Aorist Verbs

                                    Master:  Chapter 14 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer hip-hop

 

            Nov. 3 F           Prof’s introduction of ch. 15 (First Aorist Verbs)

                                    Review readings and exercises

 

Nov. 6 M          Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 15 First Aorist Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 15:  First Aorist Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 15:  First Aorist Verbs

                                    Master:  Chapter 15 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer hip-hop

                                    Review Grammar chs. 1-15

 

            Nov. 8 W          Quiz:   chs. 1-15 Grammar and vocabulary, Lord's prayer

 

            Nov. 10 F         Intro:  Ch. 16 (Aorist and Future Passive Verbs) 

 

            Nov. 13 M        Intro:  Ch. 17  (Contract Verbs)

Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 16 First Aorist Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 16:  First Aorist Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 16:  First Aorist Verbs

                                    Master:  Chapter 16 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer hip-hop

            Nov. 15 W       Review and consolidation

           

            Nov. 17 F         Intro:  ch. 18 Perfect Verbs

Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 17 Contract Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 17:  Contract Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 17:  Contract Verbs

                                    Master:  Chapter 17 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the John 1:1-3

 

            Nov. 20 M        Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 18 Perfect Verbs

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 18:  Perfect Verbs

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 18:  Perfect Verbs

                                    Master:  Chapter 18 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the John 1:1-3

 

            Nov. 21 W       Intro:   Ch. 19 (Present Participles)  -- Participles are one of the most

                                    difficult syntactical elements left in the course.  Make some major

                                    investment in mastering their form and manifold function. 

                                    [Workbook Handout – Exercise Review #5]


            Nov. 22 – 26    Thanksgiving Recess --euxaristw

            Nov. 27 M        Quiz -- Chs. 16-18;  All Vocab up to this point Chs. 1-18

                                    and chs. 16-18 Grammar

                                    Hand in:  Review chs. 3-18 workbook

                                    Memorization  – review the John 1:1-3

 

Nov. 29 W       Intro:  Ch. 20 (Aorist Participles)

Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 19 Present Participles

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 19:  Present Participles

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 19:  Present participles

                                    Master:  Chapter 19 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the John 1:1-3

 

 

            Dec. 1 F           Intro:  Ch. 21 (Perfect Participles)
                                    Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 20 Aorist Participles

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 20:  Aorist Participles

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 20:  Aorist participles

                                    Master:  Chapter 20 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer

 

            Dec. 4 M          Play with:  MNTG Interactive Ch. 21 Perf. Participles

                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 21:  Perf. Participles

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 21:  Perf. participles

                                    Master:  Chapter 21 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the Lord's prayer

 

Dec. 6 W          Read 1 John 1:1-10Play with:  eGreek Ch. 21 Perfect Participles

           

            Dec. 8 F           Review
                                    Read:  Textbook ch. 21:  Perfect Participles

Hand in:  Workbook – Ch. 21:  Perfect participles

                                    Master:  Chapter 21 vocabulary list.

                                    Memorization  – review the John 1:1-3

 

            Dec. 11 M        Review

 

            Dec. 13 W        Final Exam AVocabulary (chs. 1-21)

             

            Dec. 20 W        Final Exam B:  Morphology, grammar,  translation from workbook

                                    and chs. 1-21 and 1 John 1:1-10  (Dec. 20 Weds.  2:30-4:30).  All
                                    final exams must be taken when the registrar has listed.  Make your flight

                                    plans accordingly. 

 

5.  Bibliography: taken from the textbook

 

Introductory Grammars: 

 

           Eleftheriades, Olga.  Modern Greek:  A Contemporary Grammar (Palo

     Alto, CA:  Pacific Books, 1985).  Modern Greek grammar. 

                  Hanson, Hardy and Gerald Quinn.  Greek:  An Intensive Course (New York:

                             Fordham University Press, 1992).  Excellent classical Greek textbook.

               * Hildebrandt, Ted.  Mastering NT Greek (2003). This is a revision of my old Greek

                            Tutor program published by Parsons Technology and then Baker Book House.

    An etextbook, eworkbook, elexicon and an eVocabulary builder list are online

    in Acrobat format  (*.pdf).    

                *  Machen, J. Gresham.  New Testament Greek for Beginners (Toronto:  The

                             Macmillan Company, 1923).   It is pedagogically superb and has been

                             used effectively to teach many generations of students Greek. 

                             Somewhat dated now.  I believe this is on the www.ccel.org web site in

                           full text. 

                Mounce, William D.  Basics of Biblical Greek (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan

                              1993).  It is well researched.  The introductions of each chapter stress

                              the significance of the chapter.  It carefully motivates students.

                              Stresses nouns first and leaves the verb until chapter 15 unfortunately.
                            This is what Gordon-Conwell Seminary has used. 

                 Summers, Ray.  Essentials of New Testament Greek (Nashville:  Broadman

                              & Holman Publishers, 1995).  A concise introduction to first year

                              Greek.  Easy to use with clear brief descriptions of grammatical

                              features.

                 Wenham, J. W.  The Elements of New Testament Greek (Cambridge: 

                              Cambridge University Press,  1970).  Easy to use but does not teach

                               accents.

 

             Lexicons: 

              *  Bauer, Walter; William Arndt; F. Wilbur Gingrich and F. E. Danker.  A Greek-

                               English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian

                               Literature  (Chicago:  The University of Chicago Press, 1957).  $142.
                            This is a wonderful foundational resource.  One should look at electronic
                            resources like Logos (the best); Bible Works or Accordance if you’re thinking
                           of buying this.  ESword is free online as is Bible Hub (very nice):
                            [http://biblehub.com/interlinear/study/matthew/2.htm]

               Hildebrandt, Ted.  eLexicon (online) a complete simple definition lexicon

                            of every word in the NT.  -- got Lexicon

                Louw, Johannes and Nida, Eugene eds.  Greek-English Lexicon of

                               the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains.  2 vols.  2d ed. 

                               (New York:  United Bible Societies, 1989). 

                Pring, J. T.  The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Greek (Oxford:  Clarendon

                               Press, 1982).  Modern Greek dictionary.

 

New Testament Texts: 

                Aland, Kurt et al., eds.  The Greek New Testament (4rd ed) (Stuttgart: 

                            United Bible Societies, 1993).   

                Nestle, Eberhard and Nestle, Erwin.  Novum Testamentum Graece.  27th ed.

                            (Stuttgart:   Deutsche Biblestiftung, 1994).  This is the one we will use. $27

                The Wescott/Hort/Robinson text of the New Testament in Greek is freely available
                        on the web site in Word (*.doc) and Acrobat (*.pdf) formats.

             Reading Aids:   

                   Alsop,  J. R.  An Index to the Revised Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich Lexicon

                                   (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1981).

                  Bushell, Michael.  Bible Works 4.0 CD-ROM (Hermeneutica, 1996).

                   Kubo, Sakae.  A Reader's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament

                                    (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1975). 

                  Rienecker, Fritz.  A Linguistic Key to the Greek New Testament

                                     (Grand Rapids:   Zondervan, 1976). 

                  The best is using Bible Works software to read along.  We will be

                                   introducing this incredible software second semester.

 

             Vocabulary Building Word Lists:

                   Metzger, Bruce.  Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek     

                                  (Princeton, NJ:  published by author, 1972). 

                  Hildebrandt, Ted.  Vocabulary Builder -- online interactive and in printable

                                *.pdf on your CD-ROM.  Has all the words used 9x or more in the

                                 NT in groups of 10 for learning.  Got vocab builder.

                   Trenchard, Warren.   Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New

                                 Testament (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1992).

                  Robinson, T. A.   Mastering Greek Vocabulary (Massachusetts: 

                                  Henrickson, 1990). 

                  Van Voorst,  R.E.  Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary

                                  (Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1990).

 

               Intermediate Grammars:   2nd year grammars

                 Black, David A. It’s Still Greek to Me (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998).
                 Campbell, Constantine.  Advances in the Study of Greek:  New Insights for Reading
                        the New Testament
(Zondervan, 2015).

                  Dana, Harvey Eugene, and Julius R. Mantey.  A Manual Grammar of the

                            Greek New Testament  (NY:  Macmillan, 1957).  The older tradition of

                            Machen for beginning Greek and Dana/Mantey for Intermediate has

                            Been updated to Mounce for beginning Greek (Greek Tutor if you’re

                            Into computers) and Wallace for Intermediate.

                 Fanning, Buist.  Verbal Aspect in New Testament Greek (Oxford, 1990).

                  Greenlee, J. Harold.  A Concise Exegetical Gammar of the New Testament

                            Greek  (Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1963). 
               *Kostenberger, Merkle, and Plummer.  Going Deeper with New Testament Greek
                        (B & H Academic, 2016)
                 ***Mathewson, David and Elodie Emig. Intermediate Greek Grammar (Baker, 2016).

                  Moulton, James H.  A Grammar of New Testament Greek  (Edinburgh: 

                            T & T Clark, 1906).

                  Moule, C.F. D.  An Idiom Book of New Testament Greek (Cambridge:

                            University Press, 1959).

                  Perschbacher,  Wesley.  New Testament Greek Syntax  (Chicago:  Moody

                            Press, 1995).

                  Porter, Standley E.  Idioms of the Greek New Tesatment  (Sheffield,

                            England:  JSOT Press, 1992). 

                 ------.  Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament (Grove/Atlantic, 1993).

                  Robertson, A.T., and W. Hersey Davis.  A New Short Grammar of the Greek

                            Testament  (NY:  Harper, 1933).
                 Robertson, A.T. Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of
                        Historical Research
(London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919) (1527 pgs)
                        This massive classic grammar is freely available on the web site.

                  Wallace, Daniel B.  Exegetical Syntax of the Greek New Tesatment (Grand

                            Rapids:  Zondervan, 1995). 

              **   _______.  The Basics of New Testament Syntax:  An Intermediate Greek

                            Grammar.  (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2000).

                  Young, Richard A.  Intermediate New Testament Greek:  A Linguistic and

                            Exegetical Approach  (Nashville:  Broadman & Holman, 1994).

 

             Concordances:  digital ones are quicker and more powerful now (Logos, Bible
                        Works, Accordance; Bible Hub; eSword).

                   Moulten, W. F.  and Geden, A.S.  A Concordance to the Greek Testament

                             (Greenwood, S.C.:  The Attic Press, Inc.,  1978).  

                   The Englishman’s Greek Concordance (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1970

                             reprint).

                   The Bible Works (Hermeneutica) software is a superb electronic

                             concordance.  See the language lab for demos second semester. 

 

             Word Study Books: 

                   Balz, Horst and Schneider, G.  Exegetical Dictionary of the New

                              Testament (Grand Rapids:   Eerdmans, 1993). 

                   Brown, Collin.   The New International Dictionary of New Testament

                              Theology (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1978). 

                   Friedrich, Gerhard (ed.) and Bromiley, Geoffrey.   Theological Dictionary

                              of the New Testament (Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1974).

 

 


 

6.  Basic Greek Library:  (in usual order of purchase)

 

                         Mastering NT Greek Interactive CD-ROM (Baker, 2003). 

                        A vocabulary builder and Easy Reader for 1 John may be found for free

                              on the Gordon web site (or at www.gordon.edu, Biblical Studies Department

                              -- Class sites). 

                     *  Nestle-Aland.  Novum Testamentum Graece.  28th ed.   (German Bible Society,
                                    2012). 

                         Bauer, Walter; Wiliam Arndt; F. Wilbur Gingrich and F. E. Danker.  A

                             Greek- English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early

                             Christian Literature  (Chicago:  The University of Chicago Press,

                             1957).  

                        Bible Works 8 Software (Hermeneutica circa $325).  Logos (best but
                                    quite pricey [but worth it] and Accordance

                                    are other free options – Bible Hub and eSword.

                        eSword is free (see prof.) I'll be giving you this for free early in the spring.
                        Logos Software:  Personally I am switching from BibleWorks to Logos
                                    for ease of use and also the tremendous resources that are available
                                    there.  It is, however, very expensive and in my opinion too expensive
                                    but they do have a corner on the market currently. Logos will last you
                                    a lifetime.

                         Zerwick, Max and Mary Grosvenor.  A Grammatical Analaysis of the Greek

                             New Testament (Rome:  Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1996).  This is

                             the best and most useful reader’s aid I’ve seen and its under $30!  It will

                             help you take the next step into second year Greek.

                         Wallace, Daniel B.  Exegetical Syntax of the Greek New Tesatment (Grand

                             Rapids:  Zondervan, 1995). 

                          Brown, Collin.   The New International Dictionary of New Testament

                              Theology (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1978).  –This is the one to own.

 

                        iPhone app.  “Wav Bible” (free) is really helpful if it is not used as a crutch.

               

              And for a heavy finale: (get it at CBD on sale):      

                        Friedrich, Gerhard (ed.) and Bromiley, Geoffrey.   Theological Dictionary

                              of the New Testament (Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1974).