Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

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Bible Study Greek (2nd edition)

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.

We have rearranged the vocabulary to evenly dispurse it over chapters 3 – 13. You can download the vocabulary list here (January, 2020).

The third edition of Greek for the Rest of Us will be available in September. The biggest changes are a significant reordering of the chapters and great homework. If you are using the second edition of the textbook or the videos, we strongly recommend that you attend the online class for the third edition, simply named Bible Study Greek. All development has ceased on this class, and all vocabulary and homework has been shifted to the new class. You will find that with the new order of classes and the homework, you will be able to learn and use Bible Greek much more effectively.

Click here to download a list of the chapter changes from the second to the third edition.

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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.

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.

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 sections from Titus.

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.)

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.

22. Pronouns

Personal pronouns can convey more meaning in Greek than in English, and phrasing insists that you connect the pronoun to its antecedent. In the upcoming third edition, this chapter is being combined with chapter 12, and the exercises are in that chapter.

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. In the upcoming third edition, this chapter is being combined with chapter 13, and the exercises are in that chapter.

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.In the upcoming third edition, this chapter is being combined with chapter 13, and the exercises are in that chapter.

25. Phrases & Clauses

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

26. Phrasing 103

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

27. Nouns

Final things to learn about nouns and the flexibility of the case system. In the upcoming third edition, this chapter is being combined with chapter 11, and the exercises are in that chapter.

28. Verbs (Indicative)

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

29. Verbs (Nonindicative)

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

30. Phrasing 104

In our final time together phrasing in Greek, we will look at one of the great theological passages in the Bible, Ephesians 1:3–14.

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.

32. Translations

Why are translations different, and can we trust them?

33. How to Read a Commentary

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


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

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 here.