Learning New Testament Greek

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Maintained by Jonathan Robie: useful advice and helpful links for the “little Greek”. A good starting point.

A very useful site that allows you to see a number of English translations in parallel along with the Greek text. You can select words in either the English or Greek for definitions, grammatical forms, etc. The site also provides other useful learning resources, such as offering users New Testament sentences to translate that match their progress as tracked by the site. Requires free registration.

Anonymous site describing itself as “a language learning site which provides Greek and Latin grammars, reading material, classical e-books and other learning resources”.  A remarkable resource that is growing very quickly.  Already its coverage is broad.  The main link above will take you to resources for Learning New Testament Greek, including Samuel Green’s Brief Introduction to New Testament Greek and H. P. V. Nunn’s A Short Syntax of New Testament Greek. Excellent new resource.

By Jeff Smelser: excellent on-line introductory Greek course. Currently this site features nine chapters to take students through roughly the first third of a first year course, with lucid explanations, detailed assignments and plenty of helps like the “Clik-Thru Tutor” and flash-cards. The site is well-designed and pleasing to the eye, and there is plenty of audio help too. The shareware Greek font SGreek is required. The course is free for those wishing to browse and learn, but requires registration for interaction with the tutor. More courses are promised in the future.

Bill Mounce and Teknia software: companion resource to Bill Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek featuring Greek Bingo, Greek songs, software and more.

By Jeremy Duff: companion website for the 3rd edition of the book of the same name, featuring information on the book, Powerpoint slides, Software and more. Still requires some work to make it compatible with all web browsers, but a promising site.

By Jonathan Robie: the beginnings of an on-line text book in which the Greek appears by means of “gif” images — you do not need to load a Greek font onto your computer first. This is promising as far as it goes, but it is now a long time since it has been updated.

By Corey Keating: a second on-line text book currently being developed; also far from complete. You will need to install the Mounce Font to read the Greek (see fonts page).

By Dr Jim West: a complete introduction in 31 lessons. This can be studied as part of the Quartz Hill School of Theology‘s One Year Diploma. Requires SPIonic font (see fonts page).

By Karen Mohs: web site aimed at introducing Greek, especially to children. This provides an enjoyable means of learning the alphabet and picking up some vocabulary.

At the “Song of the Lamb” web site (author not given). Excellent site for students featuring “drills” on Vocabulary, Nouns and luw keyed to Basics of Biblical Greek, by William D. Mounce.

By Lorin Cranford: an excellent set of course materials for studying NT Greek at Gardner-Webb University, some in HTML format and some in Adobe Acrobat format, from conjugation tables to rules for accenting Greek verbs to guidelines to parsing.

By Franz Josef Mehr. A useful couse, especially if you read German. This works with Xenophon’s Anabasis but also draws from the New Testament in its exercises. Requires SPIonic font (see fonts page).

By Elaine Woodward & Marianne Pagos: full introductory grammar “with only one purpose — to allow you all to enjoy Greek to the best of your ability”, featuring selections from the classics with each chapter. This is a full on-line reproduction of a 1994 book. The only disadvantage is that the reproduction is done by means of images of the text and the result is often quite scruffy.

“The Ancient Greek Tutorial site of the Department of Classics of the University of California, Berkeley, a project of Professor Donald Mastronarde and the Berkeley Language Center”: visit this well designed site for excellent guides and tutorials on pronunciation and accentuation.

By Michael Luper: clear, colourful and useful classnotes for introduction to New Testament Greek. The oroginal link (above) seems not to be working at present – you might like to try the archived site at www.archive.org.

By Helma Dik, University of Chicago: useful, clear charts in PDF format: basic luw paradigm and more.

By Rodney Decker: a document containing all words that occur 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament (328 words), sorted by chapter in Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek. You will need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader for this fine, colourful document. [New URL: 18 October 2009]

By Rodney Decker: a document containing all words that occur 27 times or more in the Greek NT (just over 500 words), sorted by frequency. Like the previous entry, this requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. [New URL: 18 October 2009]

By Wieland Willker: “the basic Greek NT vocabulary that you should know by heart after your first greek course (c. 1200 words)”; nicely presented German list; font “E-Greek” required, downloadable from the site.

By Wieland Willker: list of John’s Greek vocabulary with German translations; “E-Greek” again required.

By Ted Hildebrandt: links to online texts, including grammars and lexica, as well as audio material including Greek NT texts and a downloadable audio textbook.

By Louis Sorenson: an annotated directory of online audio recordings of the Greek New Testament.

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