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Sunday, October 30, 2016

#REVIEW: Greek For Everyone: Introductory Greek for Bible Study and Application

Title: Greek For Everyone: Introductory Greek for Bible Study and Application
Author:A. Chadwick Thornhill
Series: none
Publisher: Baker Publishers
Published Date: September 20, 2016

ISBN: 978-0801018916
Synopsis: 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.

My Rating: 4 1/2 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have been looking for a book on biblical Greek for awhile. I admit to a geeky fascination with learning languages, though I am horribly bad at it. The biggest problem I had with learning Greek (or Hebrew, or Arabic for that matter) is the lettering is so different from what I am used to. This book starts out at the very beginning, with each of the Greek alphabet, and what it equates to in the English language, as well as how it is pronounced.
After that, the author introduces phrases, noun cases, verbs, and then goes into more detail with the different types of verbs. For the beginner to the Greek language, this book is very helpful and so much cheaper than a textbook.



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