Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

Greek for the Rest of Us: Textbook

Author: Dr. William D. Mounce

Format: Flex cover
Edition: Second
Printed Page Count: 311
List Price: $29.99
Size: 6.11 × 10 in
ISBN: 978-0-310-27710-1
Publisher: Zondervan


You may purchase Greek for the Rest of Us online from or from your local bookstore.


You may download the Table of Contents and Preface.

Three sections

  1. Foundational Greek: Learn enough Greek to make sense of a Strong's Bible, such that when you do mouse overs in software, the information shown makes sense. Greek word studies are covered in this first section.
  2. Church Greek: Learn more about Greek so that you can intellignetly use reverse interlinears. For most people learning Greek in a church context, this completes what they need to know to go much deeper in their Bible study.
  3. Functional Greek. Learn even more Greek so that you can use traditional Greek-English interlinear. This section has the most Greek grammar and requires the most homework, but when done you should have total functional use of any reference tool available.

Greek for the Rest of Us cover two years of Greek grammar, the normal amount taught in seminaries. You should be able to do anything a seminary-trained person in traditional Greek can do (except for reading Greek without software).

Online class

There is an online class that parallels the textbook, including significant amounts of helps such as vocabulary and homework exercises.

Video lectures

There are video lectures (for purchase) that cover the entire textbook.

Publishers description

Greek for the Rest of Us, the second edition of renowned Greek teacher William Mounce’s widely used resource, teaches the essentials of biblical Greek and how to use more advanced Bible study tools. Greek for the Rest of Us is ideal for the beginner and even for those with a seminary education.

You don’t have to be a Greek student to understand biblical Greek. If you’d love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, but you can’t spare two years for college or seminary courses, then Greek for the Rest of Us is for you. Developed by renowned Greek teacher William Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of God’s Word. You’ll gain a sound knowledge of basic Greek, and you’ll learn how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies. In six sections, Greek for the Rest of Us will help you:

  • Recite the Greek alphabet
  • Read and pronounce Greek words
  • Learn the Greek noun and verbal system
  • Conduct Greek word studies
  • Move further into the intricacies of the Greek noun and verbal system
  • Learn an exegetical method called "Phrasing" that uses Greek to help you see the biblical author's flow of thought
  • Decipher why translations are different
  • Read better commentaries and other research tools