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Greek for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781493410378


Learning Greek is one thing. Retaining it and using it in preaching, teaching, and ministry is another. In this volume, two master teachers with nearly forty years of combined teaching experience inspire readers to learn, retain, and use Greek for ministry, setting them on a lifelong journey of reading and loving the Greek New Testament.

Designed to accompany a beginning or intermediate Greek grammar, this book offers practical guidance, inspiration, and motivation; presents methods not usually covered in other textbooks; and surveys helpful resources for recovering Greek after a long period of disuse. It also includes devotional thoughts from the Greek New Testament. The book will benefit anyone who is taking (or has taken) a year of New Testament Greek.

Key Features

  • Provides thoughtful advice and tips for retaining your Greek skills
  • Brings Greek learning together with devotional content
  • Leads the student and pastor through best practices for using Greek reference works


  • ‘Keep the End in Sight
  • ‘Go to the Ant, You Sluggard
  • ‘Review, Review, Review
  • ‘Use Your Memory Effectively
  • ‘Use Greek Daily
  • ‘Use Resources Wisely
  • ‘Don't Waste Your Breaks
  • ‘How to Get It Back

Praise for the Print Edition

Merkle and Plummer have written a charming and immensely practical book on how to retain and even regain knowledge of Greek. I am thrilled to recommend this book, which so effectively instructs and motivates us to continue studying the Greek New Testament.

—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Clearheaded, relevant, and oh so timely! Merkle and Plummer provide a compelling case for Greek and a surefooted guide to retaining it. Greek for Life has the potential to pull us back from the brink and to silence those who suggest, either explicitly or implicitly, that the rules have changed and that the study of the Greek New Testament is passé. It is not time to give away the game, and Merkle and Plummer show us why and how to persevere.

—Jay E. Smith, department chair and professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Merkle and Plummer have produced a very practical and useful book for beginning and returning students of Greek. Learning and retaining the language can be an intimidating prospect, but they show us that being lifelong students—even when we are convinced that we do not have the time—is important, rewarding, and definitely doable. By providing constructive tips, encouraging words, and examples of how knowing Greek makes a difference in our understanding of the Word, these experienced teachers make their case that every student can learn the language and apply it profitably in life and ministry.

—Michelle Lee-Barnewall, associate professor of biblical and theological studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

  • Title: Greek for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek
  • Author: Robert L. Plummer
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2017
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Greek language, Biblical › Grammar; Bible. N.T. › Language, style
  • ISBNs: 9781493410378, 9780801093203
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-31T00:11:49Z

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Dr. Plummer is a biblical scholar with a missionary heart. He has served in missionary assignments of varying length in China, Israel, Trinidad, Ghana, Malaysia, and Turkey. Dr. Plummer has written Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect the Early Christian Communities to Evangelize? (Paternoster Press, 2006). Articles written by Dr. Plummer have appeared in Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Holman Bible Dictionary, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and other publications. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research.

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