Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar

Author: Dr. William D. Mounce

Format: Printed Hardcover
Page Count: 509
List Price: $59.99
Size: 9 1/2 x 6 1/4
ISBN: 978-0-310-53743-4
Edition: 4

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar is the standard textbook for beginning Greek language students in colleges and seminaries. It offers a clear, understandable, integrated approach to learning New Testament Greek. The fourth edition is updated throughout based on feedback from professors and students to make it even more useful. For the major differences between edition 3 and edition 4, click here.


You can purchase Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar from your local bookseller or online from You can also purchase it electronically inside your Bible search software: OliveTreeAccordance, or Logos.

Video Lectures

In these video lessons, I walk you through my textbook. If your goal is to read the New Testament in its original Greek, then these lectures will help you achieve that goal.

Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar

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Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook

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Online class

We have a free online class that walks with you step by step, word by word, exercise by exercise, through the textbook and workbook, and helps you get to a place where you can use New Testament Greek to read your Bible and study its message. Click on "Online Classes" in the menu bar and choose your class.

Resources (for purchase)

I have written many additional books and resources to help you learn Greek. They are listed here.

Resources (for free)

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Clear. Understandable. Carefully organized. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar by William D. Mounce is the standard textbook for colleges and seminaries. Since its initial publication in 1993 its integrated approach has helped more than 400,000 students learn New Testament Greek.

The fourth edition of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar has been updated throughout based on continuing feedback from professors, students, self-learners, and homeschoolers, making it even more effective for today’s students. As well, improvements have been made based on recent developments in scholarship.

The key to the effectiveness of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar in helping students learn is in how it introduces them to the language. Students learn about the features of the Greek language in a logical order, with each lesson building upon the one before it. Unnecessary obstacles that discourage students and hinder progress are removed, such as rote memorization of endless verbal paradigms. Instead students receive encouragement along the way to assure them they are making the necessary progress. As well, detailed discussions are included at key junctures to help students grasp important concepts.

By the time students have worked their way through Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar they will have learned:

  • The Greek Alphabet
  • Vocabulary for words occurring 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament
  • The Greek noun system
  • The Greek verbal system, including indicative and nonindicative verbs, and participles

A robust suite of learning aids is available for purchase to be used alongside the textbook to help students excel in their studies. These include a workbook, video lectures for each chapter featuring the author, flashcards keyed to vocabulary in each chapter, a laminated quick study sheet with key concepts, and audio of the vocabulary for each chapter to aid in acquisition.