Bill Mounce

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The Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook


The Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook (second edition)

Written by: Dr. William D. Mounce Format: Softcover Page Count: 224 List Price: $21.99 Size: 8-1/2 x 11 ISBN: 0-310-25086-2 Publisher: Zondervan


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This workbook is complete with exercises and readings for the Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar.


This workbook is designed for use with Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, which presents an entirely new, integrated approach to teaching and learning New Testament Greek. The Basics of Biblical Greek makes learning Greek a natural process and shows from the very beginning how an understanding of Greek helps in understanding the New Testament.

This text is the companion volume to The Basics of Biblical Greek. Except for the first two chapters, each chapter is broken into six sections.

  • “Parsing” contains ten individual words to parse.
  • “Warm-up” are short phrases that center on the grammar learned in the current chapter.
  • “Translation” gives you ten verses, usually from the New Testament (rarely from the LXX or Apostolic Fathers). I trust that by translating the Bible from the first day, you will be encouraged. Any word you don‘t know is given in the text in parentheses.“Additional” gives you another ten sentences to translate. The first five are either made up or are from the Septuagint or Apostolic Fathers. As a general rule, if you can translate these you are doing really well. The last five sentences are from a variety of sources, including my imagination. In sentences 11-15, if you don‘t know the word but could figure it out from its lexical form, its lexical form is given in the footnotes. If you can’t figure out the word, its meaning is given in the text in parentheses.
  • In sentences 16-20 you are expected to use the lexicon. If the form is too difficult, or if the word is not in the lexicon, then I either give the lexical form in footnotes (if you can figure it out from the lexical form) or the meaning in the text in parentheses.
  • “Summary” covers any new grammar learned inductively in the exercises.
  • The verse references to the biblical examples are listed in “References.” This is to help you not think subconsciously about the verse in English, which might happen if I list the reference with the verse. If the verse reference has a parenthesis around it, this means I altered the biblical passage a little. If there is a dash, one of my friends or I made it up.

In the Appendix you will find “Track Two.” There are two different ways to work through the textbook. Track One follows the normal order of the textbook by covering all the noun system and then moving on to verbs. Track Two allows you to cover some of the verbal system earlier. The chapters in the textbook are the same; Track Two exercises are new. A fuller discussion is in the textbook, pages 71-72. When you are done with one of the tracks, you can use the exercises in the other track for review.