Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

Greek Word of the Day (BBG)

These words are the vocabulary taught in Basics of Biblical Greek. They are the words occurring 50 times or more in the New Testament. This list is in process of being made. Words are listed in the order they are taught in the textbook. There is a separate listing of words taught in Greek for the Rest of Us.



χειρός, ἡ (*χειρ)

χείρ means “hand.”


γραφή, -ῆς, ἡ from the root *γραφη means “writing; Scripture”


λόγος, λογοῦ, ὁ from the root *λογο means “word, Word; statement, message”

“In the beginning was the λόγος, and the λόγος was with God, and the λόγος was God” (John 1:1).

“Whatever you do, whether in λόγος or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord” (Col 3:17).


ἔσχατος means “last” (adjective)


ἔσχατος means “last.”

“But many will be first who were ἔσχατος, and ἔσχατος who were first” (Matt 19:30).


νέα, νέον (*νεο)

νέος means “new, young.”

“Jesus is the mediator of a νέος covenant” (Heb 12:24).


ὥρας, ἡ (*ὡρα)

ὥρα means “hour; occasion.”

“Concerning that day and ὥρα, no one knows but the Father” (Matt 24:36).

“The Holy Spirit will teach you at that ὥρα what you should say.” (Luke 12:12).


πρίν means “before” (adverb).

“This very night, πρίν the rooster crows, you will deny me three times” (Matt 26:34).


καρδία means “heart; inner self.”