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Overview This text is written for the person who seriously wishes to learn Greek and to read intelligibly a Greek New Testament. Whereas it is expected that the volume will be primarily used in classroom settings, the text was written with the intention that a person, using the Translation Key to evaluate his or her exercises, could readily progress to competent exegetical studies without professorial help. Experience has shown that the most significant stumbling block to learning Greek is an inadequate knowledge of English grammar. Hence, while the text assumes that a person does know English grammar. Hence, while the text assumes that a person does know English grammar, it also includes explanations and illustrations of each English grammatical counterpart as new Greek materials are introduced. The text proceeds from the basic structures of the verb and noun to the more complex constructions. Forms and vocabulary are introduced at a rate such that by the end of two semesters (30 weeks) or an intensive summer program (e.g., eight 40 hour weeks) the student will have covered all the grammar and vocabulary necessary to enter basic Greek exegesis courses." --From the Preface
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 6" Height: 1" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 0913573329 ISBN13 9780913573327
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More About James Hewett
James Allen Hewett (PhD, University of Manchester), a pastor with a strong background in language education, has taught Greek at Uganda Christian University, Oral Roberts University, and Asbury Theological Seminary. C. Michael Robbins (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is associate professor of New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. Steven R. Johnson (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is professor of religion and chair of the department at Lycoming College.
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Hewett's Grammer - A Great Start to GNT Studies Sep 13, 2006
I used this text in Seminary and found it very helpful, for the most part. But I just recently completed a full restudy of Greek using this as a self-study text. I appreciate it even more now. It has great problem assignements, and its very clear. But you will want to order the answer key too. The answer key is not real good, since it only give his translation. It does not tell you what verse he is using, nor does he parse the verbs. You will need a concordance and lexicon to really get the most out of the text. Too bad he doesn't revise it with this information, then it would be a 5-star text.
Good guide to memorize the declentional forms Jan 25, 1999
We used this as textbook. The advantage of this book is its explanation of dialectical forms. It is a litte bit different from other grammars, but for students it seems easy to memorize. And it is very helpful when I perse forms of the verbs in the actual text.
But some problems are also there: of course it has exercises, mainly from the NT, but especiallyin the former part of the book, there are some strange sentences ( it may be artificial sentences only for exercise), so they may cause some difficulties to the students because they cannot understand the "meanings" of the exercise texts. Another problem is that though the title includes "intermediate grammar," there are little of syntax matters.
Except the problem of the exercise, I would recommend this as the beginning grammar of Greek NT.
Clear explanations, good exercises, solved answers available Oct 3, 1997
I have not yet found a beginning Greek text that thrills me, but this is the introductory text which I found most helpful. Explanations are clear, exercises are pretty good, and solved exercises are available - a very important consideration if you are teaching yourself. There aren't enough excercises for me, but all in all, I think this is a very useful text. I only give it a 7, but I haven't found a beginning Greek grammar that does better than this. Fortunately, there are some great intermediate texts - see "http://www.mindspring.com/~jwrobie/littleGreek.html" for more comments on beginning Greek texts, intermediate grammars, lexicons, etc.