Mastering New Testament Greek Vocabulary Through Semantic Domains
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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.
Basic to learning New Testament Greek is acquiring an adequate vocabulary. Mark Wilson introduces Greek students to a method widely used in general language learningasemantic domains. Wilson arranges Greek words in the ninety-three categories of Louw and Nidaas Greek-English Lexicon and includes frequency counts for every Greek word."Mark Wilson has built on Louw and Nida's work, capitalizing on the association of terms within their semantic domains for the acquisition of vocabulary. What a great idea! This should be a very helpful tool for students moving beyond the basic building blocks toward reading proficiency." aGeorge H. Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible Union UniversityaI highly recommend this book to all students as a helpful guide to learning the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament and as a supplement to [Louw and Nida.]a aDavid Alan Black Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryaThis is a book to be warmly commended and heavily used. I think it will greatly reduce the fear of vocabulary study that some students develop because of the previous lack of just this kind of learning aid.a aRobert W. Yarbrough Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolMark Wilson (D.Litt. et. Phil., University of South Africa) is the director of the Seven Churches Network. He is an adjunct professor of New Testament at Regent University and has taught biblical Greek at Oral Roberts University. He has edited several of Sir William Ramsayas works, including the full-color revision and update of St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen.Jason Oden served as Mark Wilson's research assistant at Oral Roberts University and is now a M.A. student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Wilson is the director of the Biblical Turkey Research Institute and has taught New Testament Studies at Regent University and Oral Roberts University.