Academic journal article Currents in Theology and Mission

Fundamentals of New Testament Greek

Academic journal article Currents in Theology and Mission

Fundamentals of New Testament Greek

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Fundamentals of New Testament Greek. By Stanley E. Porter, Jeffrey T. Reed, and Matthew Brook O'Donnell. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. ISBN: (Text) 978-0-8028-2827-9; (Workbook) 9780-8028-2826-2. Text: $40.00, Workbook: $20.00.

In Fundamentals of New Testament Greek, Porter, Reed, and O'Donnell set out to provide a comprehensive introduction to the Greek of the New Testament. Their textbook is divided into thirty extensive and ambitious chapters which cover everything from the alphabet to the optative mood. In each chapter, they present a summary of the content, definitions for key grammatical terms, an extensive vocabulary list of about thirty words per chapter (over 950 words in total), a discussion of key concepts, an extensive section of paradigms, and a summary of the concepts. In addition to the textbook, the authors provide a workbook which includes translation exercises drawn from the New Testament and various helpful morphological exercises to reinforce material from each lesson. The strengths of the text include its in-depth discussions of morphological and philological issues, along with extensive charts of various morphological components and paradigms containing examples from various stem-types. …

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