Bible Study Greek

Welcome to our Bible Study Greek class. For more information, see our landing page. All the free resources teachers and students will need are listed in the Orientation lesson below.

Bible Study Greek 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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17. Verbs (Tense)

Learning the five tenses in the indicative mood and the variations possible within each one.

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18. Verbs (Moods)

In this chapter we will look at the nonindicative moods (subjunctive, imperative) as well as the infinitive.

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19. Participles

Participles are "-ing" words that can function adjectivally and adverbially, the latter being especially flexible in meaning and accounting for many of the common differences among translations.

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20. Conjunctions

Conjunctions are actually more important than you may think since they show the flow of the author's thought. Knowing conjunctions is especially important in phrasing.

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21. Phrasing 102

Now that we have a basic understanding of phrasing, it is time to use your reverse interlinear to make the phrasing a little better. In the book I discuss Jude, but here we will look at 1 Timothy 2:1–7.

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Optional: Fun things to say

Fun little words and sayings to memorize and use in everyday life.

(I'll be adding in the audio for this page when I can carve out the time.)

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Greek-English Interlinear

Before we get into Functional Greek, let's spend some time making sure we understand how a traditional interlinear works. There is no corresponding chapter to this lesson in Greek for the Rest of Us.

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22. Pronouns

Personal pronouns can convey more meaning in Greek than in English, and phrasing insists that you connect the pronoun to its antecedent.

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23. Modifiers

When studying the Bible, it is important to distinguish between the main idea and the ideas that modify the main idea. There is a lot of grammar in this lesson.

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24. Adjectives

The oddities of adjectives are generally hidden in a reverse interlinear; but now that you are learning a traditional Greek-English interlinear, you need to learn how adjectives are used.

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25. Phrases & Clauses

As we continue to perfect our exegetical method for Bible study, recognizing dependent constructions like phrases and clauses is paramount.

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26. Phrasing 103

Now it is time to venture in Greek phrasing. It is not as frightening as you might expect.

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27. Nouns

Final things to learn about nouns and the flexibility of the case system.

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28. Verbs (Indicative)

Like cases, tenses in Greek are more flexible than in English, and aspect plays a greater role than time.

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29. Verbs (Nonindicative)

Now that we are outside of the indicative, we can really see Greek aspect at work.

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30. Phrasing 104

In our final time together phrasing in Greek, we will look at one of the greatest passages on salvation in the Bible.Titus 3.

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31. History of the Bible and Textual Criticism

A discussion of how we received our Bible through the centuries with an emphasis on the discipline of textual criticism.

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32. Translations

Why are translations different, and can we trust them?

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33. How to Read a Commentary

A few hints to help you read the better commentaries more effectively.

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Conclusion

Let's remind ourselves of all that we have learned. It is quite a substantial amount of information.

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Appendix: Hebrew

The first edition of Greek for the Rest of Us had an appendix covering the basics of Hebrew. Since that time, Lee Fields has written Hebrew for the Rest of Us and therefore I dropped my appendix out. But in case you still want it, click the Download to the right.

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