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Koine Greek Grammar: A Beginning-Intermediate Exegetical and Pragmatic Handbook

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Koine Greek Grammar has been in the making for decades. It was first a small manual Kairos Greek Grammar; then it grew into a fully integrated and hyperlinked CD that has been published by Logos Bible Software (2005). Now, this current handbook–Koine Greek Grammar: A Beginning-Intermediate Exegetical and Pragmatic Handbook–has been thoroughly expanded to include my more explicit description of marked, emphatic, prominent, and pragmatic features of Greek, ideas that were nascent in Kairos, but now grounded in a communication theory informed by Relevance Theory (Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson), Prominence Theory with reference to translation (Kathleen Callow), and Discourse Grammar and Pragmatics (Stephen Levinsohn, Stanley Porter, and Steven Runge). Exegetically significant aspects of Greek syntax and the use of the Greek language (i.e., pragmatics) occur strategically throughout KOINE GREEK GRAMMAR and include the following:

  • conjunctions and their constraints
  • point/counterpoint sets
  • polysyndeton, asyndeton, correlative emphasis, and lists
  • fronted modifiers for emphasis (genitive, demonstrative, quantitative) - vocatives as thematic address
  • appositional statements
  • the historic present and the verb tense options in narrative - metacomments as orienting statements
  • interjections as attention getting devices
  • quantitative, qualitative, interrogative, negative, and comparative types of emphasis
  • special uses of the noun cases
  • participle uses, including periphrastic and genitive absolutes
  • special uses of the Moods
  • left-(dis)locations
  • discourse pragmatic uses of the article
  • conditional and exception clauses

Some of these discussions will have extended Intermediate-level treatments that are placed within greyed boxes. Other significant enhancements are the inclusion of Check Points that give students a chance to practice what is being learned in each chapter along with (Suggested) Answers that immediately follow. Scattered throughout Koine Greek Grammar are images of ancient realia, i.e., remnants of Mediterranean material culture including biblical and non-biblical papyri fragments, vase paintings, coins, bas-reliefs, imperial artifacts, inscriptions, funerary stele, statues, gems, temples, maps, and reconstructed scenes of life in the polis. The language and syntax of the Greek NT is contextually located in these worlds. Still present (but improved) are the CaseE In Points at the end of each chapter that briefly describe how particular points of Greek grammar just presented helps us when interpreting the Greek NT. In other words, the Case in Point illustrates how Greek grammar is valuable as a tool for the study of the NT. In addition to having a full appendix, vocabulary of words occuring 20 times or more, and indices, Koine Greek Grammar has a separate extensive Workbook and Answer Key & Guide. that has been carefully crafted with many exercises drawn directly from biblical expressions and actual verses.

  • Presents exegetically significant points of syntax and the use of language
  • Introduces three methods for diagramming and analyzing sentences
  • Provides students a chance to practice what is being learned in each chapter
  • Title: Koine Greek Grammar: A Beginning-Intermediate Exegetical and Pragmatic Handbook
  • Author: Frederick J. Long
  • Publisher: Glossa House
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 630
  • Resource Type: Handbook
  • Topic: Greek Resources

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.

Fredrick J. Long (PhD Marquette University) is Professor of New Testament and Director of Greek Instruction at Asbury Theological Seminary. He researches Biblical and Greco-Roman literature and backgrounds, hermeneutics, Greek discourse analysis, and Bible translation. Prof. Long has published books with Cambridge University Press (Ancient Rhetoric and Paul’s Apology, 2004), Logos Bible Software (Kairos Greek Grammar and its Accompanying Workbook, 2005, 2008), Baylor University Press (2 Corinthians, 2015), Seedbed (Ephesians, 2017), and GlossaHouse (most notably, Koine Greek Grammar [2015] and In Step with God’s Word [2017]). He regularly presents at national and regional meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and has contributed essays in volumes published by Brill, IVP, Logos, Oxford, and notably SBL in The First Urban Churches series (volumes on Corinth, Ephesus, and Philippi). Prof. Long is coowner of www.GlossaHouse.com, cofounding editor of The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies, and cocontributor for the podcast PROVEText: Exploring Scripture.

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    $25.99

    Digital list price: $44.99
    Save $19.00 (42%)

    In production