Item description for Learn New Testament Greek-3rd Ed-w/CD Rom by John H. Dobson...
Overview This comprehensive guide uses a highly effective teaching method to introduce students to New Testament Greek and get them into the Greek text quickly. Learn New Testament Greek provides all the basics of a beginning grammar. In addition, it includes a wealth of reading and translation exercises and activities, helpful grammatical resources, and a Scripture index.
The updated third edition incorporates current knowledge on how adults learn, includes accented Greek text, and is accompanied by an audio CD-ROM. The book is suitable for classroom settings and as a self-study guide
Publishers Description Want to be able to read meaningful verses from the Greek New Testament after just one hour of study? In this comprehensive and helpful guide, John Dobson uses a highly effective teaching method to introduce readers to New Testament Greek. The third edition includes accented Greek and updated information. The book is accompanied by an audio CD-ROM.
Community Description Introduce your older students to the study of biblical languages with this at-your-own-pace program. Focusing on "principles and pointers," not word lists and grammatical forms, Dobson's innovative teaching style and exercises will have beginning exegetes reading Gospel passages quickly---and much of the NT without using a dictionary by the end of the course! Includes audio CD-ROM of the lessons. 384 pages, hardcover from Baker.
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.28" Width: 6.02" Height: 1.07" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801031060 ISBN13 9780801031069
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More About John H. Dobson
John H. Dobson (BD, University of London) was known around the world for his infectious enthusiasm for the biblical languages. Thousands of students have benefited from his teaching in colleges and universities. He taught Greek and Hebrew effectively in many different countries and settings.
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-- Apr 18, 2009
John Dobson, author of Learn Biblical Hebrew, continues his successful method of teaching foreign languages as he tackles the New Testament language: Greek. He applies the same methods and approaches that he used to convey the concepts of the Hebrew language to teach Greek.
The instructions commence with the Greek alphabets and their corresponding English alphabets. Writing the alphabets is the next step. Even though no exercises are provided, Dobson shows the easiest ways to form the letter and guidelines on how to get the desired shape. Subsequently, pronunciation is introduced and this is accomplished partly through the use of the CD-ROM. The book has numerous examples of Greek sentences for reading practice so you can be sure that you understood the sound. Furthermore, the author does not include a lot of complicated rules but provides the needed information that is important in grasping the language. Students do not have to muddle through technicalities and formal rules as they learn to read Greek.
In this book as well, he uses the Bible, specifically the New Testament, as his examples allowing the students who do not possess a Greek New Testament to get a feel for the language in the context of the Bible. After going through this book, I am looking forward to getting my first Greek New Testament. I have found deeper meaning to the English words of the Bible as I translated it to Greek. Many times the real meaning of the word is lost in translation and this book provides the tools needed to understand the actual language in which the Bible was written.
The author also includes interesting tidbits of historical information throughout the pages of the book that offers students a glimpse of the origins of the language and how the Hebrew language influenced the New Testament writings. The appendix serves as a quick reference resource in an easy-to-access format. The fifty two lessons are grouped together according to similar chapters and each group has an introduction so that students have an overview of the topics that are going to be covered. The author also includes why Greek should be learned and the usefulness of knowing the original language of the Bible. This book is highly recommended for high school students, especially if they are being home schooled. It will not only spark a fire in them to learn the Word of God, but they will also learn an additional language. This book is a must-read and I would encourage all believers to own a personal copy!
Great resource for homeschooling Feb 13, 2009
I've been using this book to teach my 13 year old daughter Ancient Greek. It's a great book with plenty of translations to do, good presentation of verb and noun forms, and an easy flow from chapter to chapter. We usually take 2 days to get through a chapter and spend four days a week for 45 minutes to an hour each day.
I'm stunned at how quick she is learning. She gets frustrated now and then, but that's part of learning any new language. The book's pace makes it much easier to learn (and teach) than the other books I investigated. The concentration is more on the form, syntax and grammer of Greek rather than trying to build a huge vocabulary early on -- as Mounce does.
The CD has spoken recordings by the author and his colleague of all the Greek sentences and paragraphs in the book. This is important for self study as most people who learn Greek by themselves or in an informal environment don't pronounce it very well. The author has some very good notes on alternate translations of Greek and the NT so the student can better see how others have put the Greek into English.
I wish I'd had this book in college when I studied Greek so many years ago. This does bring up the point that the experience of teaching with the book may be easier for me than for others since I already had some background with the language. For a novice parent or teacher who wants to lead a Greek class, I would suggest that he or she learn the material to a point of at least three chapters ahead of the lesson being learned by the class. The author has some very good advice in an appendix on teaching Greek.
You won't be a Greek scholar at the end of studying this book, but you will know at least as much as a college student does after a year's coursework. You will be in a position to buy a Greek/English dictionary, a Greek New Testament, some Plato, Herodotus and Xenophon (see A Greek Reader For Schools here on this site) and start learning more by just reading.
I plan to teach a Greek class at a home school co-op group next year using this book.
This is an awesome learning tool Nov 25, 2008
This is an easy to use textbook which makes learning New Testament Greek so much easier. It is clearly presented and everything is slowly paced and easy to understand. It is the best resource I have seen so far for this.
Easy to Understand Oct 26, 2008
This book helps make Biblical Greek easier to understand. Think of it as the Dick and Jane or Alice and Jerry of Greek textbooks. You start off reading right away. You reuse the same material a lot, which promotes mastery. It is much easier to understand if you are studying independently. It is a great supplement for Mounce, because it breaks the same basic material down and makes it easeir to understand.
(The CD isn't really any help. It would be more helpful if they spoke in Greek paused and gave you time to translate. This would help prepare for tests. It speaks in English and then in Greek.)
Great Book with Perfect Recovery Mar 28, 2008
This textbook is perfect. It is not boring and you have perfect recovery of words even after a few months of not reading any greek from the book or the new testament. The lessons are not too long and that is a plus. Very good buy!