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Overview Basic to learning New Testament Greek is acquiring an adequate vocabulary. Mark Wilson introduces Greek students to a method widely used in general language learning-semantic domains. Wilson arranges Greek words in the ninety-three categories of Louw and Nida's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and includes frequency counts for every Greek word.
Publishers Description Basic to learning New Testament Greek is acquiring an adequate vocabulary. The traditional methods used for vocabulary building are based on memorization of frequency lists or cognate groups. Mark Wilson introduces Greek students to a method widely used today in general language learning--semantic domains, or categories. Wilson arranges the Greek words in ninety-three categories, including geographical objects and features, artifacts, body parts, people, linear movement, kinship, attitudes and emotions, communication, time, and moral and ethical qualities. He also includes frequency counts for every Greek word.
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Studio: Kregel Academic & Professional
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.64" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Jan 7, 2003
Publisher Kregel Academic & Professional
ISBN 0825441153 ISBN13 9780825441158
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More About Mark Wilson & Jason Oden
Mark Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa) is an American scholar who has lived in Turkey with his wife Dindy since 2004. He is the founder and director of two organizationsthe Seven Churches Network (www.sevenchurches.org) and the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya. Their purpose is to promote the study of early Judaism and Christianity in Asia Minor within the context of the Greco-Roman world. Wilson regularly leads study trips to the biblical sites in Turkey and other countries in the eastern Mediterranean. He has also conducted several seminars for Turkish tour guides on Turkeys biblical heritage. Wilson is the author and editor of numerous books including three studies on the book of Revelation. He has also authored many articles on Asia Minor, some of which are found in the Dictionary of the Bible and its Reception and the Baker Bible Handbook. He is a member of eight academic societies, and was featured in a History Channel production shot in Turkey called The First Christians. His research interests include ancient synagogues as well as ancient roads and biblical routes. Mark and his wife Dindy have four adult children, four grandsons and four granddaughters.
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of limited value Dec 16, 2006
The idea behind this book may be a good one and certainly we all need more help in vocabulary acquisition. For most of us, long after we have pretty much mastered paradigms and syntax vocabulary still lags far behind, so I appreciate the effort. As to whether reading vocabulary words clustered in groups of related meanings had any real advantage, I'll just have to take the author's word for it. It is nice to see how many synonyms appear in NT Greek, and the relative number of occurances of each word, but I just can't image this book being of any long term value, particularly when compared to Trenchard's masterpiece. I KNOW reading works grouped according to cognates helps. The other big advantage of Trenchard's book (I know one is not meant to replace the other, but think about it; any time you spend with this book you could be spending with Trenchard, not to mention reading the NT itself!) is that Trenchard's section on cognates includes about 85% of NT words and his book as a whole includes 100%, whereas Wilson's book includes only 73%. That may not sound like a big difference, but of course for advanced learners, we want help learning ALL the words, most of all the rare ones which are hard to master.