Reading Biblical Greek: A Grammar For Students
Informed by the most up-to-date and expert linguistic scholarship, Reading Biblical Greek resources give first year students of New Testament Greek the essential tools they need to grasp the fundamentals. The material is presented in incremental micro-lessons that maximise retention...
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Informed by the most up-to-date and expert linguistic scholarship, Reading Biblical Greek resources give first year students of New Testament Greek the essential tools they need to grasp the fundamentals. The material is presented in incremental micro-lessons that maximise retention and skill-building.
Reading Biblical Greek introduces first-year Greek students to the essential information needed to optimize their grasp of the fundamentals of the Greek language-no more and no less-enabling them to read and translate the Greek of the New Testament as soon as possible.
The learning approach in Reading Biblical Greek revolves around three core elements: grammar, vocabulary, and reading & translation.
Grammar. The grammar consists of micro-lessons, which break up information in small, digestible chunks. Each micro-lesson addresses a single point. This arrangement makes for easy comprehension and review. It also allows the teacher to pace the material based on its difficulty and ability of their students. New learning is incremental and recursive-each new piece builds on and reinforces prior learning. Lessons are structured in three columns: 1) Introducing new topic; 2) Material to be memorized; and 3) Examples and exercises. Vocabulary. As an essential complement to grammar, vocabulary is introduced at strategic points and is arranged first by what the student has been learning in grammar, and then by frequency. The vocabulary lists are collated at the back of the book for easy access. The first 13 vocabulary lists are keyed to Mark 1-4 to help students to integrate their vocabulary learning with a "real" Greek text. Reading & Translation. The goal of this grammar is to enable students to read and translate the Greek of the New Testament. Thus, the content is structured and tied to a specific Greek text to enable reading as soon as possible. The student will have read and translated the whole of Mark 1-4 by the end of the course. The accompanying Reading Biblical Greek Workbook is a vital part of the approach. It breaks up the text of Mark 1-4 into manageable portions and provides vocabulary and grammatical assistance as required.
While Reading Biblical Greek only introduces students to information that is essential to grasp of the fundamentals of the Greek language, it is informed by the latest and best of Greek and linguistic scholarship, enabling students to move seamlessly to further study.
Constantine R. Campbell (Ph.D., Macquarie University) is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Previously, Dr Campbell was senior lecturer in Greek and New Testament at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia.
Dr Campbell is the author of numerous scholarly works on New Testament Greek: Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek (Zondervan, 2008); Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs: Further Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament (Peter Lang, 2008); Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament (Peter Lang, 2007) and Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People (Zondervan, 2010); Colossians and Philemon: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Baylor University Press, 2013); Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament (Zondervan, 2015); and, with Richard J Gibson, Reading Biblical Greek Workbook: A Translation Guide to Mark 1-4 (Zondervan, 2017), and Reading Biblical Greek: A Grammar for Students (Zondervan, 2017).
Dr Campbell has also authored other works ranging from commentary and theology to gospel outreach, including: Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study (Zondervan, 2012), winner of the 2014 Christianity Today Book Awards; Outreach and the Artist: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts (Zondervan, 2013), 1, 2 & 3 John: The Story of God Bible Commentary (Zondervan, 2017), and Not Ashamed: 2 Timothy (Aquila, 2008).
In addition to his achievements in scholarship and teaching, Dr Campbell is a gifted jazz saxophonist, who continues to play at professional level, and has recorded with such talents as James Morrison and The Idea of North. Dr Campbell is also the presenter of a seven-part documentary series In Pursuit of Paul the Apostle.
Dr Campbell lives in Illinois with his wife and three children.
Richard is a teacher, preacher and pastor. Currently Principal of Brisbane School of Theology, he teaches New Testament, Church History and Greek. For 20 years, Richard introduced students at Moore Theological College, Sydney, to the language of the New Testament. As an author, he has contributed chapters on biblical and theological themes to a variety of books. He also edited Justification and Christian Assurance (Openbook, 1996), Interpreting God's Plan: Biblical Theology and the Pastor (Openbook, 1998), Ripe for Harvest: Christian Mission in the New Testament and in Our World (Paternoster, 2000), in the Explorations series.