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This reader is designed to give second-year seminary students a head start by building their working vocabulary and practicing with extended Greek New Testament passages for twenty minutes a day over the summer break. Passages are selected for their straightforward syntax and unfamiliar words are cross-referenced or defined in footnotes eliminating the need for lexical work and English translations are provided for each passage so students can check their work. Each of 12 sections from the Gospels and 1 John are divided into six smaller units for daily work on the text.
A Summer Greek Reader is the first practical text specifically designed to help students of introductory Greek Strengthen their grasp of the essentials over the summer. By spending just twenty minutes a day, students not only maintain when theyve learned in their first-year class, but will also build their working vocabulary and gain practice with extended Greek New Testament passages. This volume is perfect for students who want to begin reading complete passages of the Greek New Testament while avoiding the complexities encountered in intermediate and advanced studies. A Summer Greek Reader encourages readers to memorize new words while applying the essentials of Greek to translating larger blocks of the New Testament text. Passages are selected for their straightforward syntax. Unfamiliar words are cross-referenced or defined in footnotes eliminating the need for lexical work. English translations are provided for each passage so students can check their work. Self-contained and easy to use, A Summer Greek Reader is a rewarding means of strengthening the knowledge first-year Greek students have worked so hard to acquire. By eliminating then need to rebuild old foundations and by minimizing the mad dash for a bigger vocabulary during the first weeks of second-year Greek, this book will quickly prove its worth to students and educators alike.
Richard J. Goodrich (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) is lecturer in the department of history at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
David Diewert (PhD, University of Toronto) is an adjunct professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.