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Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 4th ed.

, 2019
ISBN: 9780310537502
  • Format:Digital


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.

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

Product Details

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William D. Mounce

William D. Mounce (PhD, Aberdeen University) lives as a writer in Spokane, Washington. He is the president of Biblical Training, a nonprofit organization offering the finest in evangelical teaching to the world for free. Formerly he was the preaching pastor at a church in Spokane, 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 New Testament Greek resource, Basics of Biblical Greek, and served as the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible.

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