It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek

It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek

By: David Alan Black (author)Paperback

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According to David Alan Black, "People who teach or write about Greek grammar tend to treat the subject as though it were a green vegetable: "you may not like grammar, but it's good for you." It's Still Greek to Me offers an alternative approach. "I have tried to organize the book in a manner geared to the way people actually use the language, and I have done my utmost to make this book not only accurate but easy to understand and enjoyable to read," Black explains. "I have tried, in short, to produce a true user's guide to New Testament Greek for the twenty-first century. The only prerequisites on your part are a basic knowledge of Greek--and a healthy sense of humor." Like other intermediate grammars, It's Still Greek to Me provides a comprehensive survey of Greek syntax with chapters devoted to the nuances of Greek nouns, verbs, and clauses. Unlike other grammars, this one also takes students on a brief refresher tour of English grammar. It's Still Greek to Me is intended primarily for those who have finished one year of instruction in Greek and is thus best suited for second-year Greek classes or seminary exegesis courses. Its thirteen chapters can easily be covered in a one-semester course, with ample time for review and testing. Each chapter concludes with practice exercises and key terms for review.

About Author

David Alan Black (D.Theol., University of Basel) is professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Testament editor of the International Standard Version of the Bible. He has authored or edited twelve books.


Part 1: Up the Greek without a Paddle: This Thing Called Grammar 1. There's No Place Like Rome: The Parts of Speech and Their Function 2. Group Therapy: The Sentence and Its Parts Part 2: The Greeks Had a Word for It: The Greek Noun System 3. Just in Case: Overcoming Declension Apprehension 4. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Adjectives Large and Small 5. Woe Is I: Overcoming Pronoun Paranoia 6. Have Mercy on Me, the Sinner: Those Articulate Articles 7. Up, Up, and Away: Those Preposterous Prepositions Part 3: Rho, Rho, Rho Your Boat: The Greek Verb System 8. Tense Times with Verbs (1): An Overview of Greek Inflections 9. Tense Times with Verbs (2): Interpreting the Greek Tenses 10. To Be or Not to Be: The Infinitive 11. Going, Going, Gone: The Participle 12. It's a Small Word after All: Adverbs, Conjunctions, and Particles Part 4: From Alpha to Omega: Finishing Touches 13. A Cure for Clausetrophobia: Greek Clauses 14. To Koine Phrase: The Greek of the New Testament Key to the Exercises Appendix 1: Greek Verb Conjugations Appendix 2: Principal Parts of Selected Verbs

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780801021817
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780801021817
  • weight: 324
  • ISBN10: 0801021812

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