"We know that this book works and will take students to a level not often achieved through other beginning textbooks." So say Stanley Porter and his coauthors in the preface to their Fundamentals of New Testament Greek - an ambitious, comprehensive introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
This companion to Fundamentals of New Testament Greek features an expansive set of supplemental exercises designed to help students master New Testament Greek morphology, syntax, and vocabulary. It also includes review exercises drawn from actual examinations given by the authors and others who have used this textbook.
This extremely useful volume is a comprehensive introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of the Greek of the New Testament, with extensive paradigms, examples, and explanations. / Porter, Reed, and O’Donnell’s Fundamentals of New Testament Greek makes use of pedagogically sound and linguistically informed language-instruction techniques to provide the most effective textbook possible. The book introduces the individual elements of the Greek language according to their frequency of use in the New Testament so as to reinforce in students the elements that they will most often encounter. Every grammatical element is explained in sufficient detail including illustrative examples and is accompanied by useful information to describe its composition and analysis. The authors also include complete paradigms with plenty of examples, and significant vocabulary is introduced throughout the course of the volume. / Students who complete this text can engage in serious reading, translation, and understanding of the Greek New Testament, moving directly into Greek exegesis courses and more advanced Greek-language courses. Fundamentals of New Testament Greek: First Year will prove invaluable for gaining a thorough foundational understanding of New Testament Greek. It is bound to be a standard text for years to come.
Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario.
Jeffrey T. Reed is affiliated with McMaster Divinity College and has taught Greek at Biola University and Fuller Seminary.