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*Practical Application


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*Textual Criticism



Greek Grammars


Beginning Grammars


Adam, A. K. M. A Grammar for New Testament Greek. Nasvhille: Abingdon, 1999.


Description: Useful as a resource for supplemental exercises. The exercises in this book consist of modified verses of the Greek New Testament.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0687016770


Black, David Alan. Learn to Read New Testament Greek. Expanded ed. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994.


Description: This is the grammar currently used for first year Greek classes taught at CCU by Professors J. Smith, Thatcher, Weatherly and S. Lloyd.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0805416129


Croy, N. Clayton. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.


Description: Contains several helpful paradigm charts in the back of the book. Extensive exercises consist of actual and modified verses from both the Greek New Testament and the Septuagint.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0802846289


Funk, Robert W. A Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek. 3 vols. 2nd ed. Missoula, MT: Society of Biblical Literature, 1973.


Description: Despite its length, this is a useful reference for first-year study. However, the subject matter is not confined solely to New Testament Greek.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0884140253


Mounce, Willam. The Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.


Description: This is the introductory grammar currently recommended by Professor Baker. Includes an interactive study-aid CD-ROM.


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Mounce, Willam. The Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.


Description: This workbook contains exercises to be used in conjunction with the grammar textbook listed immediately above. The exercises consist of actual scripture verses.


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Mueller, Walter. Grammatical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972.


Description:: This book is designed to be a brief review of New Testament Greek grammar and morphology. The first-year student will especially profit from the numerous paradigm charts contained in the book. For example, Mueller includes extensive charts for didomi, as a representative of mu/iota verbs. He also includes numerous charts illustrating the full inflection of participles, both in the omega and mu/iota conjugations. First-year students who are bothered by the brevity in these two areas in Black’s beginning textbook will find this resource helpful.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0802814476


Wenham, J. W. The Elements of New Testament Greek. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.


Description: Helpful, concise discussion of basic Greek grammar. In this latest printing, it is accompanied by a two-disc audio CD set that provides audio recordings of N.T. Greek vocabulary words. There is also a separate booklet that contains a key to the exercises.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0521098424


Intermediate Grammars


Black, David Alan. It’s Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.


Description: An intermediate textbook written by the author of Learn to Read New Testament Greek (see above under Beginning Grammars). The author provides a helpful review of English and Greek grammar basics, but provides a more extensive treatment of grammatical categories in the present work than he does in his beginning textbook. First year students may especially find helpful his discussion and illustrations of the different uses of Greek noun cases.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0801021812


Easley, Kendell. User-Friendly Greek: A Common Sense Approach to the Greek New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994.


Description: Easley’s book is largely intended to help students understand how to apply their knowledge of Greek to interpreting the New Testament, so the present book parallels the books listed below under “Practical Application.” However, Easley has provided several easily understandable discussions of Greek syntax that the first year student will find helpful in learning the language. See especially his discussion of Greek sentence structure in Chapter One and the discussion of verb tenses in Chapter Three.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0805410430


Young, Richard A. Intermediate New Testament Greek: A Linguistic and Exegetical Approach. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994.


Description: The main purpose of the book is to apply insights from the field of linguistics to the task of interpreting the New Testament in its original language. First year Greek students looking for help in understanding various components of the Greek verb system will find much useful information. In particular, first year Greek students may wish to supplement their grammar textbook by reading Young’s discussions of the voice and mood of Greek verbs, as well as his discussions of participles and infinitives.


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Advanced Grammars


Porter, Stanley. Idioms of the Greek New Testament. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1992.


Description: This thorough discussion of the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek is used in some of the Advanced Greek courses on the CCU campus. Helpful for understanding some of the pecularities of sentence structure exhibited in the Greek New Testament.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=1850753571


Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.


Description: Though designed to provide advanced syntactical information to second year Greek students, this textbook may also be a useful reference for first year students. Wallace thoroughly illustrates every major grammatical category with plenty of examples from the Greek New Testament.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0310232295


Linguistics


Black, David Alan. Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.


Description: Black discusses thoroughly four basic areas of linguistics that he only briefly discusses in his beginning textbook, Learn to Read New Testament Greek (listed above under Beginning Grammars): phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. If you need assistance understanding the meaning and relevance of these terms, this book is a good place to start.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0801020166


DeMoss, Matthew. A Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek. Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.


Description: This handy, portable reference dictionary provides clear, brief definitions of key linguistic terms. If you are having trouble understanding what “syntax,” or “semantics” means, or any other technical jargon, this is a good place to start.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0830814647


English Grammar


Hodges, John C. The Writer’s Harbrace Handbook. Brief ed. Forth Worth: Harcourt College Publishers, 2002.


Description: This textbook used in English courses at CCU can function as a helpful review resource for first-year Greek students.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=015506830X


Lamerson, Samuel. English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.


Description: A brief review (110 pages) of basic English grammar. Topics covered include: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, articles, verb tenses, participles and infinitives. Includes brief exercises at the end of each chapter. Students looking for very basic help with components of English grammar may find this book useful.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0310255341


Rozakis, Laurie. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Grammar and Style. New York: Alpha Books, 1997.


Description: An entertaining and comprehensive review of the basic principles of English grammar and usage.


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(This item is not yet available in the CCU library.)


Morphology


Mounce, William. The Morphology of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.


Description: This volume presents a thorough treatment of the inflection of Greek words; i.e., the book discusses the way Greek words are formed by introducing readers to the rules that govern word formation. The book can be very helpful for students who are troubled by supposedly “irregular” verbs. The book also provides extensive information in regard to the formation of third declension nouns. An extensive set of noun and verb paradigms are also included.


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Accents


Carson, D. A. Greek Accents: A Student’s Manual. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1985.


Description: Everything you wanted to know about Greek accenting, but were afraid to ask. Carson provides a thorough analysis (169 pp.) of the rules of accenting for all parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.), as well as unique rules for particular paradigms (third declension nouns, contract verbs, etc.). If you find you need to know more about accents than your beginning Greek textbook tells you, this is the resource to access.


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Syntax


Brooks, James A., and Carlton Winbery. Syntax of New Testament Greek. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 1979.


Description: The book discusses and illustrates the uses of the noun cases, and discusses the various elements of the Greek verb system. What first year students may find particularly helpful here is the authors’ discussion of various sentence structures in Greek.


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Vocabulary


Pennington, Jonathan. New Testament Greek Vocabulary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.


Description: This 48-page vocabulary guide is accompanied by 2 Audio CDs, on which the author reads aloud every vocabulary word listed in the guide. A very helpful way to learn vocabulary and the sounds of the language. Recommended for those who are looking for help with pronounciation.


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Trenchard, Warren. Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998.


Description: Designed to help Greek students learn and retain vocabulary, this book provides two lists of all words that occur in the Greek New Testament. One list is arranged by cognate groups, the other list is arranged by frequency of occurrence. Both lists help students in their efforts to study vocabulary by encouraging them to focus on the most frequently occuring vocabulary words and to learn vocabulary in word families. The book also contains a complete list of verbs along with every principle part that occurs in the New Testament. This book is highly recommended by Professor Lloyd as a supplement to the grammar textbook used in his first year Greek class.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0310226953


Readers


Mounce, William. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.


Description: This workbook is designed to help students apply the knowledge acquired in a first-year Greek course. Eighteen passages from the Greek New Testament are presented in order of difficulty. A selection from the Septuagint version of Psalm 41, and a portion of the Didache are also included. This can be a useful resource for a student who wishes to gain some extra practice with their Greek skills both in between the first and second year of Greek, as well as during the time in which the student is taking Advanced Greek.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0310205824


Goodrich, Richard. A Summer Greek Reader: A Workbook for Maintaining Your Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.


Description: This reader is designed to help bridge the gap between the first and second years of Greek. If you are worried about keeping your Greek skills sharp over during the summer, you may want to consider working through the translation exercises in this workbook.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0310236606


Concordances


Kohlenberger, John R., et. al. The Greek-English Concordance to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.


Description: Though most students and scholars use concordance software to search the Greek New Testament, there are print concordances still available. This one is keyed to the Strong’s numbering system, so that it can be used even by students who know little or no Greek.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0310402204


Kohlenberger, John R., et. al. The Exhaustive Concordance to the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.


Description: Though most students and scholars use concordance software to search the Greek New Testament, there are print concordances still available. This one lists all occurences of every word in used in the Greek New Testament.


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Lexicons


Danker, Frederick W, ed. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd. ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.


Description: This is the premiere scholarly Greek lexicon in the field of New Testament studies. This volume should be consulted by any student wishing to research the meaning of words used in the Greek New Testament.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0226039331


Louw, Johannes P., and Nida, Eugene, eds. Greek-English Lexicon to the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains. New York: United Bible Societies, 1989.


Description: A lexicon that groups together words used in the Greek New Testament that have similar ranges of meaning, or “semantic domains.” This tool is helpful for understanding both the similarities as well as the differences between two words with overlapping ranges of meaning. So if you are interested in discovering the similarities and differences between chronos and kairos or other first year vocabulary synonyms, try this resource.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0826703437


Mounce, William. The Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.


Description: This lexicon lists every inflected form of every word used in the Greek New Testament. Every word is parsed and identified according to its part of speech. This volume can be a tremendous time saver, but should not be used by first-year Greek students as a substitute for learning the language.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0310542103


Practical Application


Black, David Alan. Using New Testament Greek in Ministry: A Practical Guide for Students and Pastors. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.


Description: In this book, Black helps first year students answer the question: Why am I studying all this grammar and vocabulary, anyway? He helps students to clarify their goals in learning the language and helps students begin to see the practical payoff for studying the language.


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http://scrolls.ccuniversity.edu/search/i?SEARCH=0801010438


Windham, Neal. New Testament Greek for Preachers and Teachers: Five Areas of Application. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1991.


Description: This book is designed to help readers properly apply their knowledge of Greek to the task of New Testament interpretation and exegesis. Helps students to appreciate the practical application of the study of textual criticism, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse (the five areas of application alluded to in the title).


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Editions of the Greek New Testament


The Greek New Testament. K. Aland, B. Metzger, et al., editors. 4th ed. New York: United Bible Societies, 1994.


Description: Currently, this is the most widely used critical edition of the Greek New Testament. The edition with the dictionary appended to it is the most useful for Greek students. This edition limits itself to providing only the most significant textual variations. This edition is often referred to as the “UBS edition.”


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Novum Testamentum Graece. E. Nestle, K. Aland, et al., editors. 27th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1993.


Description: This edition of the Greek New Testament contains the same text as the UBS text listed immediately above. This edition is often referred to as the “Nestle-Aland” edition. The major difference between the two editions is in the critical apparatus: that is, the Nestle-Aland edition provides more textual variations than the UBS edition.


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Textual Criticism


Black, David Alan. New Testament Textual Criticism: A Concise Guide. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.


Description: If you’re a first year Greek student who’s curious about textual criticism–what it involves and the significance of this field of study–then check out this brief introduction to the subject.


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