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Overview This all-new introduction to New Testament Greek features a chapter arrangement that introduces early in their study to the distinction between the present and the aorist tenses, as well as acquanting them with special forms such as the "-mi" verbs. The vocabulary has been oriented more closely to the frequency with which words appear in the New Testament. The exercises draw closely on the Greek text of the New Testament in their choice, not only of vocabulary, but of word order and phrasing. The book contains a thorough reference section at the end, and includes a complete discussion of the different elements of Greek grammar, and how they convey meaning.
A Grammar for New Testament Greek will serve as a concise, authoritative introduction to the study of the language in which the New Testament was written. Written with a variety of learning contexts in mind, this volume will be an essential tool to those whose study of Greek will take place in the classroom, and to those who wish to refresh their knowledge of the language by private study.
This book has many invaluable features. The arrangement of the chapters was designed to introduce students to the distinction between the present and the aorist tenses, as well as acquaint them with special forms such as the "-mi" verbs, early on in the grammar. The vocabulary has been oriented more closely to the frequency with which words appear in the New Testament, highlighting certain common New Testament terms. A thorough reference section at the end of the book makes the book helpful to those who wish to look up grammatical forms as they read and translate the Greek New Testament. There is a complete discussion of the different elements of Greek grammar, and how they convey meaning. The exercises draw closely on the Greek text of the New Testament in their choice, not only of vocabulary, but of word order and phrasing as well. The purpose is to acquaint students, as early as possible, with the kind of vocabulary and sentence structure that they will encounter in the Greek New Testament.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.93" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1999
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687016770 ISBN13 9780687016778
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More About A. K. M. Adam
A. K. M. Adam (PhD, Duke University) is tutor in New Testament at St. Stephen's House, Oxford. Stephen E. Fowl (PhD, University of Sheffield) is department chair and professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland. Kevin J. Vanhoozer (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Francis Watson (DPhil, University of Oxford) is research chair in biblical interpretation at Durham University.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Grammar for New Testament Greek?
Slow it down. Jul 2, 2006
This book pushes the student to learn all the alphabet, acents, and pronounciation in the first 6 page lesson. This is too fast for any but the most committed student. The lack of in text examples makes a good discussion with someone else an essential element in learning greek using this text.
Koine Greek - A Somewhat good Start Jun 1, 2001
Overall, this text is sufficient in teaching the skills and tools necessary to understand and read New Testament Greek. I was actually instructed using James Efird's text (with the same title). So I was able to make a few comparisons. In Adam's text, all of the info needed to read Koine Greek is there, but it is not always presented in the best manner or order. Some irregualrities (for instance - of verbs) are presented too early and my friends found that confusing. At times, too much information is crammed into a chapter. And more often than not a sufficient amount of examples are not present in each chapter. There are plenty of exercises, which provides a benifit, and then again does not. For a Pre-Seminary student (or any other student for that matter) who is not only studying Greek, he/she may have many other subjects to prepare for and the abundance of exercises may be too over-whellming as a homework assignment. There also is no vocabulary section in the book. To wrap this up, I always wanted to state that there was a lack of emphasis on accents...of course many teachers don't stress that in class. Even though I've been harsh, the book does provide the necessary means to learns New Testament Greek and read the original text. From my experience as a student, tutor, and teacher, I've had the opportunity to compare and contrast. I prefer Efird's text and wish it had not gone out of print. But this text will suffice.
A good text on Koine Greek May 13, 2000
I have to say that I'm still working my way through this book, but I have several problems with the text. Too much information is stuffed into chapters, instead of being spread out to facilitate a slower, easier method to learn Greek. Also, there are almost no examples in the text to convey what is being taught. Since grammer rules are often tricky, examples could have provided a much needed explanation of what the chapter is trying to convey.
The exercises are excellent and copius, allowing for plenty of opportunity to practice translation. The book also has a great index of verbs, adjectives and all kinds of goodies that are easy to refer to. The author even includes a list of common terms that one will find in the Greek New Testament, as well as a list of common names.
As I work my way through this text, I have to say that overall it is a good, not great or excellent, book. But with steady study and hard work, the book does yield success. Maybe Machen would be better.
Good grammar -- accessible and functional. Jun 23, 1999
I used the manuscript for this book in a Greek class at Princeton Seminary, and I found it to be very well organized, clearly written, and very accessible. This grammar, while not being 'inductive' as such, is certainly functional. My only complaint is that there is a lack of focus on accenting; for many students and teachers, that is not a problem.