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Though there are currently a number of texts for teaching biblical Greek, most suffer from assumptions that directly impact the student. Written with these flaws in mind, A Primer of Biblical Greek by N. Clayton Croy offers an effective, effecient, single-volume introduction to biblical Greek that has proven successful in classrooms around the country.

This volume takes a primarily deductive approach to teaching biblical Greek and makes its own foundational assumption that students have no prior knowledge of the language. Divided into 32 separate lessons, each containing a generous number of exercises, the text leads students from the Greek alphabet to a working understanding of the language of the Septuagint and the New Testament.

Special features of A Primer of Biblical Greek:

  • An abundance of exercises--Each lesson includes practice sentences taken from the Septuagint and the New Testament as well as original sentences, and very challenging English-to-Greek translation excercises.
  • Concise but accurate grammatical explanations: Great care has been taken to insure that grammatical explanations are clear, correct, and succinct. In particular, the Greek participle receives a fuller-than-usual treatment.
  • A natural flowing order of presentation: Material is presented according to the natural structure of Greek and the traditional terminology of grammarians. Declensions and principal parts, for example, are presented in numerical order.
  • Inclusive language: The book uses inclusive language for human beings throughout.
  • Helpful appendixes for quick reference: Included at the back of the book are the Greek paradigms, Greek-to-English vocabulary, English-to-Greek vocabulary, and a bibliography for further study.
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