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Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 4th ed.

, 2019
ISBN: 9780310537502
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Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar is the standard textbook for beginning Greek language students in colleges and seminaries. It offers a clear, understandable, integrated approach to learning New Testament Greek. The fourth edition is updated throughout based on feedback from professors and students to make it even more useful.

The fourth edition of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar has been updated throughout based on continuing feedback from professors, students, self-learners, and homeschoolers, making it even more effective for today's students. As well, improvements have been made based on recent developments in scholarship.

The key to the effectiveness of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar in helping students learn is in how it introduces them to the language. Students learn about the features of the Greek language in a logical order, with each lesson building upon the one before it. Unnecessary obstacles that discourage students and hinder progress are removed, such as rote memorization of endless verbal paradigms. Instead students receive encouragement along the way to assure them they are making the necessary progress. As well, detailed discussions are included at key junctures to help students grasp important concepts.

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Key Features

  • Includes clear and understandable grammatical discussions
  • Teaches vocabulary for words occurring 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament
  • Builds on the previous editions with feedback from professors and students


  • Part I: Introduction Section Overview 1: Chapters 1 – 4
    • The Greek Language
    • Learning Greek
    • The Alphabet and Pronunciation
    • Punctuation and Syllabification
  • Part II: Noun System Section Overview 2: Chapters 5 – 9
    • Introduction to English Nouns
    • Nominative and Accusative; Article
    • Genitive and Dative
    • Prepositions and εἰμί
    • Adjectives
    • Track One or Track Two?
    • Section Overview 3: Chapters 10 – 14
    • Third Declension
    • First and Second Person Personal Pronouns
    • αὐτός
    • Demonstrative Pronouns/Adjectives
    • Relative Pronoun
  • Part III: Indicative Verb System
    • Section Overview 4: Chapters 15 – 20
    • Introduction to Verbs
    • Present Active Indicative
    • Contract Verbs
    • Present Middle/Passive Indicative
    • Future Active and Middle Indicative
    • Verbal Roots (Patterns 2 – 4)
    • Section Overview 5: Chapters 21 – 25
    • Imperfect Indicative
    • Second Aorist Active and Middle Indicative
    • First Aorist Active and Middle Indicative
    • Aorist and Future Passive Indicative
    • Perfect Indicative
  • Part IV: Participles Section Overview 6: Chapters 26 – 30
    • Introduction to Participles
    • Imperfective (Present) Adverbial Participles
    • Perfective (Aorist) Adverbial Participles
    • Adjectival Participles
    • Combinative (Perfect) Participles and Genitive Absolutes
  • Part V: Nonindicative Moods and μι Verbs Section Overview 7: Chapters 31 – 36
    • Subjunctive
    • Infinitive
    • Imperative
    • Indicative of δίδωμι
    • Nonindicative of δίδωμι and Conditional Sentences
    • ἵστημι, τίθημι, δείκνυμι and Odds ’n Ends
  • Postscript: Where Do You Go from Here?
  • Apostles’ Creed

Top Highlights

“In Greek, the meaning of a preposition depends upon the case of its object.” (Page 69)

“The only way to determine the subject or direct object of a Greek verb is by the case endings.” (Page 38)

“Accusative. If a word is the direct object of a verb, it will be in the accusative case.” (Page 37)

“The dative case has a wide range of usage roughly equivalent to the ideas of ‘to,’ ‘in,’ and ‘with.’” (Page 54)

“A τ drops out when followed by a σ, or if it is at the end of a word.” (Page 96)

Product Details

William D. Mounce

William D Mounce (PhD, Aberdeen University) lives as a writer in Washougal, Washington. He is the President of BiblicalTraining.org, a non-profit organization offering world-class educational resources for discipleship in the local church. See www.BillMounce.com for more information. Formerly he was a preaching pastor, and prior to that a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. He was the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and is serving on the NIV translation committee.

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  1. Joseph Monarez
  2. Jim Cobb

    Jim Cobb


  3. Mike Groop

    Mike Groop


    The book is well organized and Mounce explains things well. Where this book is very weak is the Greek examples of concepts taught are often terrible. That is, he will very clearly introduce a concept and then the Greek example he gives will contain some sort of exception or needless complication. For example, when teaching on relative pronouns, he shows the paradigm which contains the words "who/which/that/whom/whose." And the very first example he gives doesn't use one of those five words. Rather, he translates the relative pronoun as "whoever." So you read it and think, "I guess it can be translated as whoever as well, or maybe there's some word in this example sentence that turns the who into whoever?" His examples will be filled with multiple words we haven't learned yet. Why wouldn't the first example you give use one of the actual words in the paradigm you just taught us? Then once you make it clear with a few easy examples, then give some exceptions and explain the special circumstances.
  4. Matt DeVore

    Matt DeVore


  5. RoamingChile



    Mounce is the way to learn Biblical Greek!
  6. David Taylor Jr
  7. Paul Freese

    Paul Freese


  8. Rev. Onwuchekwa
  9. Gary Whitfield
  10. Rev. Onwuchekwa