Benefits of Beginning with New Testament Greek
- The most up-to-date Elementary New Testament Greek Grammar on the market, in terms of pedagogy, scholarship, and free online resources.
- Readable and student-friendly.
- Includes extensive practice exercises (all translation sentences from the Greek New Testament) and a detailed answer key.
- Designed to be optimal for both one-semester and two-semester classes.
- Includes introductory discussions of text criticism, commentaries, critical editions of the Greek New Testament, diagramming, Greek word studies, and digital resources.
- Incorporates current scholarship on verbal aspect, discourse functions of tenses, and middle voice/deponency.
- Extensive free digital resources found at BeginningGreek.com. These include overview video lectures for each chapter, vocabulary videos, and mnemonic videos. In addition, the website contains free resources prepared for both students (vocabulary flashcards, PDFs of PowerPoint files, links to videos and other resources, etc.) and professors (tests, quizzes, PowerPoint files, OneNote folder keyed to textbook, syllabi, etc.).
- Each textbook chapter begins with a “significance” section—looking at specific text from the Greek New Testament that illustrates the meaning payoff of the new grammatical category that is being introduced.
- Chapters contain multiple practice exercises that isolate specific new skills before applying them to translation sentences.
- Biblingo.org (separate subscription or purchase) has an immersive vocabulary flashcard deck keyed to the textbook. The flashcards employ the communicative method of learning vocabulary with live video clips. The student may choose from a variety of pronunciation schemes for the flashcards: Erasmian, Modern, or Reconstructed Koine.
Beginning with New Testament Greek
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Merkle and Plummer show how to get started with New Testament Greek without getting lost in an ancient language. This book explains Greek in a way that people who are not language nerds can easily understand and eventually progress toward being able to read the New Testament in the original Greek. In short, this is a book that students will enjoy and instructors will appreciate.
Beginning with New Testament Greek is exactly what today’s teachers and students need. Students can rest assured they are getting here the very best of scholarship in the service of the church. I recommend Beginning with New Testament Greek with enthusiasm—an abundant feast for mind and heart alike.
Do we really need another beginning Greek grammar? Merkle and Plummer show us that the answer is yes! The book is written by two veteran teachers of Elementary Greek, and the clarity of their teaching is evident on every page of their grammar. I recommend this textbook with enthusiasm.