Originally published in BibleWorks, The Greek New Testament Sentence Diagrams by Randy Leedy provide a comprehensive set of sentence diagrams for the entire Greek New Testament, based on the text of the NA28. Sentence diagramming is a practical and effective means of visualizing the structure of individual clauses and sentences. They make it possible to easily see grammatical relationships between the individual words and phrases, as an aid to understanding how they function in context. These diagrams are especially beneficial for students and pastors studying complex and lengthy sentences in the Greek New Testament—of which there are plenty!
The Greek New Testament Sentence Diagrams have gained a reputation for assisting readers of the Greek New Testament at every level—from the beginning student who needs help recognizing the structure of even the simpler sentences to the seasoned exegete who values a partner in grammatical dialogue about the many sentences that are particularly long and challenging. Approximately 1,000 grammatical notes offer explanations and alternative constructions.
Some of us think that diagramming is a key component to proper exegesis. I encourage my students to diagram their passages in my exegetical courses. But diagram the entire Greek New Testament? Randy Leedy has done it! Most commentaries are rather disappointing when it comes to detailed interaction with the Greek text; too often they gloss over the hard parts. But Leedy’s diagramming is a refreshingly honest work. Do I agree with every decision he has made? Of course not; diagramming, too, is interpretive. What it especially does is to bring to the conscious level the decisions that the exegete intuitively makes. Leedy has worked with the text and has done an amazing job at showing how everything connects. By using Dr. Leedy’s diagrams, students will get one more layer of interpretation, and one closely tied to the actual words of Scripture. Get this tool!
—Daniel B. Wallace, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
Randy Leedy (PhD Bob Jones University) served at Bob Jones University from 1982–2019, from 1994 on as Seminary professor of New Testament, with primary teaching duties in Greek exegesis. He has also served local churches in lay leadership and pastoral roles. He currently remains active in various Greek-related pursuits, as indicated at his website, NTGreekGuy.com.
Darcy S. Van Horn
Rev. Ken Burkett, Ph.D.