Category Archives: NT Greek

Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek

Since there is a deluge of reviews of Constantine Campbell’s Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek in the biblioblogger world, just take a look at this list compiled by Koinonia, I will not post a full review of the book. Instead, I want … Continue reading

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Memorizing Philippians: An Unexpected Downside

As I continue to progress in my goal of memorizing the book of Philippians in Greek (I added three more verses yesterday on my drive up to Virginia), I noticed something unexpected. My mind was “chunking” the text. Those of … Continue reading

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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-11

It took a bit longer than I would have liked to memorize the next three verses. This had more to do with my discipline than it does with their difficulty. Nevertheless, it is done. A video of my recitation of … Continue reading

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Consonance and Assonance in Philippians 1:9-10

The holidays wreak havoc on one’s schedule. The regime of one’s day is thrown into disarray. As soon as our holiday started, my memorization of Philippians became a distant thought of the past. Last night on our drive home from … Continue reading

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Memorizing Greek Philippians

About a month ago, one of my Greek Grammar students asked me about memorizing scripture. He asked if I memorized scripture in Greek and Hebrew, or an English translation. Much to his disappointment, and mine for that matter, I answered, … Continue reading

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QOTD: Chrysostom

“Τοῦτο γὰρ ἐπαίδευσεν αὐτὸν ἡ ἐλεημοσύνη· οὐκέτι ἐπιθυμεῖ  τῶν τοῦ πλησίον·  πῶς γὰρ, ὁ τὰ αὐτοῦ ἀποκτώμενος, καὶ διδούς; οὐκέτι βασκαίνει τῷ πλουτοῦντι· πῶς γὰρ, ὁ βουλόμενος γενέσθαι πένης;” For almsgiving teaches this: the one who gives no longer desires his neighbor’s … Continue reading

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Free: Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek

Today I will be giving away a free copy of David Alan Blacks’ Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek. If you are a student of New Testament Greek, this resource is a must have. I know that it has been … Continue reading

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Learning Biblical Greek

As a part of my job as Dr. Black’s Research Assistant, I am occasionally asked to respond to emails inquiring about Greek resources and advice on how to further one’s development in the language. Here is a portion of the … Continue reading

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Greenlee’s The Text of the New Testament: A Brief Review

So you want to learn about the field of New Testament textual criticism, but the task seems daunting. The vast number of manuscripts, the task of reconstructing the Word of God, and the subjective decisions that must be made on … Continue reading

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Trenchard’s “The Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament”

Warren C. Trenchard, English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998); 352 pages, $13.98. Building upon Bruce Metzger’s Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek, Warren Trenchard provides his readers with a comprehensive guide to the vocabulary of … Continue reading

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