Resources

Daniel Wallace has a very informative blog post from 2012 entitled, Fifteen Myths about Bible Translations


 

The below link is to a YouTube playlist where a kind soul has read out the entire New Testament  in Koine Greek using a modern Greek pronunciation.  There are thirty six videos all up and as it is read the text displayed in the background.
Koine Greek New Testament with Modern Greek pronunciation


Memorising vocabulary is a key part of any form of language acquisition. Koine Greek is no different.  For those interested, I have loaded up all words down to a frequency of 10 New Testament occurrences into a Quizlet study set. There are 1127 words in the set and they are arranged in alphabetical order with the number to the right of the translated word being its frequency in the NT. I collected this data from Accordance and imported the terms into Quizlet. I trust this is of some help to those wishing to maintain their vocabulary. https://quizlet.com/40473093/10-alphabetical-greek-nt-words-flash-cards/


Regarding the paradigm quiz on this blog, I cycle through each of the indicative, subjunctive, imperative and infinitives, while moving through the participles at the same time. The grammar that I have gleaned and collated these from is by Dr Greg Forbes of Melbourne School of Theology. I have attached my PDF here for your reference: NT Greek Paradigms.


Dan Wallace has an excellent video series on Textual Criticism that is worth viewing and bookmarking: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/basics-new-testament-textual/id446655163?mt=10


The website Exegetical Tools (http://exegeticaltools.com/learn-greek/) aims to help people learn and continue to ‘brush up on’ their NT Greek. For subscribers they will send out a weekly email with the following information below from their website. Our Basic Greek for the Week e-mail consists of a basic Greek paradigm with brief explanation and some short translation exercises based on the paradigm. Most e-mails will also include a link to a video teaching through the paradigm from scratch for those who need to be re-taught completely. Each e-mail will invite you in some way to “go deeper” in Greek and provide a review of our blog from that week. They also have a number of beginning videos also on the site.


This is an excellent video on how medieval codices (books) were made. It is just over 6mins long, really well produced and provides an insight into a time before the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press of the 1450s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuNfdHNTv9o


Dr Robert Plummer has a 6min video on Greek inscriptions and early manuscripts. Definitely worth a view. https://vimeo.com/126020942


Bible.Org’s Lumina online bible study tool is a quality free resource for Greek (and Hebrew). It has morphological information for words when highlighted, along with the lexical form and a helpful gloss. One extra feature is when you highlight a particular word in the Greek, it highlights all other inflected occurrences of that word in the current window. It also has the ability to run a particular verse in parallel across a range of the most popular English translations, and the ability to: take notes, highlight, bookmark, do word searches, read commentaries and articles. https://lumina.bible.org/bible/John+1


Special thanks to Mahlon Smith for this link to a free online Greek New Testament with full parsing and word frequency information. Mahlon also has his own original languages blog that is worth following.


For those who use Kindle and would like to brush up on their English Grammar, then this rather old, but still useful  English grammar resource is free at Amzaon.
http://www.amazon.com/Speak…/dp/B0082YDXSM/ref=sr_1_2…


Participles are recognised as one of the most challenging aspects of Greek grammar to grasp in the early stages of learning. Part of the reason is the many different rules they follow. Dr David A Croteau has developed an easy to follow flow chart on his blog at this location: http://growingingreek.blogspot.ch/2011/07/partying-with-participles.html


For those interested in following Dr Rob Plummer’s Daily Dose of Greek videos where he translates passages of the New Testament, you can find them here at: http://vimeo.com/user29660290

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