Gettin’ Geeky with the Greeky

Here are some newer Greek helps that you may not be aware of:

Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook is a new beginner’s Greek and a viable alternative to Mounce’s Basic’s of Biblical Greek. One benefit is an awareness of ongoing dialogue surrounding verbal aspect, included in the lesson material.

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Daily Dose of Greek has 25 videos available to help you learn New Testament Greek from scratch. The vids are keyed to Black’s Learn to Read NT Greek, 3rd ed. In addition (and possibly more relevant), a daily 2 minute video is available to help hone your already-acquired skills. These resources are from Rob Plummer, who is professor of New Testament at Southern Seminary in Louisville. Dr. Plummer is also a co-author of the next resource on the list.

Going Deeper with New Testament Greek is a new intermediate  textbook designed for those with their initial Greek classes completed.

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Greeky Goodness

For those of you who are studying Greek, there is an interesting article over at the B&H Academic Blog. It’s a post by a current MDiv student. It has a little of what’s new and what’s not-so-new-but-still-really-helpful (NSNBSRH).  The new is the latest contribution to the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series. The NSNBSRH is The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament.

It is interesting to read what a current student finds helpful while they are in the midst of their studies. Check out the article here for a fair display of useful tools.

John 1:1, Colwell, and Mass/Count Nouns

“The purpose of this article… is first to clearly articulate what has become known as Colwell’s rule, including its abuse, then to enunciate a revolutionary method by which to better understand the Colwell construction. This latter will be accomplished by the utilizing of the mass/count noun distinction. Finally we wish to apply these results to the New Testament as a whole, then to the Gospel of John in particular as a case study. It is hoped that this method can aid in a more scientific approach to this grammatical construction and assist in making a more surer semantic determination… .” – Donald Hartley, Th. M.