Bible Study Greek

Welcome to our Bible Study Greek class. For more information, see our landing page. All the resources you will need are listed in the Orientation lesson (listed as "FOUNDATIONAL GREEK).

This class was originally called the Greek Primer. It is made up of three sections:

  1. Foundational Greek — learn enough Greek to understand your Bible software
  2. Church Greek — learn more Greek so you can work with a reverse interlinear
  3. Functional Greek — learn even more Greek to understand traditional Greek-English interlinears

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FOUNDATIONAL GREEK

In this welcome to the class, Bill surveys the material he will cover and his goals for the class.

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1. The Greek Language

Bill will set Koine Greek in its historical position and, incidently, show that English does not come from Latin.

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2. Alphabet & Transliteration

The natural starting point in the Greek alphabet. Transliteration is the process of representing a Greek word with the English alphabet. Most books refer to Greek words with their transliteration.

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3. Pronunciation

The final step in this first stage is to learn to pronounce words. It helps to remove any initial fears you might have at learning Greek.

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Let's Practice Reading

This chapter will help you practice your reading of Greek. There is no corresponding class in the textbook.

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4. English Noun Inflection

In this chapter we are introduced to the concept of inflection, and specifically that of noun inflection in the video series.

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5. Greek Noun Inflection

After the alphabet, inflection is what makes Greek the most different from English and hard for us to understand. Inflection just means that words change their form because of differences in meaning and function.

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6. Prepositions

Prepositions are those little words that specify the relationship between two nouns. "The book is under the table." "The words went through her heart." What is different about Greek prepositions is that they control the case of their object.

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Fonts (optional)

This is an optional discussion of how you can write Greek in the word processing documents. It covers both dedicated fonts like TekniaGreek and also unicode Greek fonts. It is not covered in the textbook.

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Software (Optional)

A basic introduction to Bible software and what it can do.

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7. English Verb Inflection

Now that we have a handle on noun inflection, it is time to turn to verbs, starting with English verbs.

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8. Greek Verbs (Indicative)

Now let's learn how the Greek verb inflects. In this chapter we will focus on the indicative mood.

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9. Greek Verbs (Nonindicative)

Now that you understand Greek inflection in the indicative, let's learn the other moods. We will also take a look at the middle voice.

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10. Word Studies

The basics of how you do Greek word studies

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Conclusion to Foundational Greek

Encouragement, and what's next?

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CHURCH GREEK

Let's start by reviewing what we learned in Foundational Greek. If this material is unknown, please go back to Foundational Greek and go through the lectures.

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11. Cases

Cases are much more flexible than you might assume from your studies so far. They are used in many situations other than what we have discussed.

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12. Pronouns

Pronouns are words that replace nouns, like "she" and "them." We will start with English personal pronouns and then move to Greek.

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14. Phrasing 101

Phrasing is one of, if not the most, amazing tool you will ever develop for your Bible study. It lays the passage out graphically and forces you to decide what are the main thoughts and how the other statements modify those main statements.

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15. Verbal Aspect

This most important distinction between time and aspect is central to the meaning of verbs in Greek. It is the hardest thing there is to learn in this class, so let's hit it head on and learn.

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16. Verbs (Voice)

It is time to get deeper into the voice system, especially the middle voice. We will also cover transitive and intransitive verbs.

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