Are you a pastor wanting to brush up on Greek, a student taking Greek for the first time, or a layperson interested in learning the basics of Greek grammar? Read Greek in 30 Days or Less makes learning Greek easy and enjoyable if you have no previous knowledge of Greek! Its aim is to make the study of the New Testament clearer and to make Greek study more effective for pulpit or classroom teaching, as well as private Bible study.
In 10 short lessons author W. Larry Richards brings a fresh approach to learning Greek. This volume includes new techniques and exercises, as well as 13 appendices to further enhance your understanding of Greek.
What’s more, with the Logos Bible Software edition of Read Greek in 30 Days or Less, you have instant access to the texts of the Greek New Testament along with a wealth of dictionaries, lexicons, and language reference tools. All Scripture passages are linked directly to the original language texts and English translations, and double-clicking any Greek word automatically opens a lexicon to help you decipher its meaning and understand its context. This makes the Logos edition useful and accessible for students, pastors, and laypersons.
“1. A diphthong is defined as two vowels next to each other that are treated as one.” (Page 6)
“Fundamental rule: the attributive function always has the definite article preceding the adjective” (Page 29)
“The mark is either smooth or rough. Only the rough breathing mark is important, for it is our letter ‘h.’” (Page 10)
“The endings of ἀγαθός, used to represent this minimum, in all three genders, must be mastered!” (Page 23)
“Warren C. Trenchard, Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament, Eerdmans, 1998” (Page 12)
Students, pastors, and laypersons will welcome this approach to learning New Testament. Scores of declensions and conjugations given in conventional textbooks are reduced to what the author calls 'eight minimums.' By an analytical method that shows the commonality of forms, Richards captures the core of beginning Greek grammar with just eight minimums. The book is a winner.
—Lee M. McDonald, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies, Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University
The book clearly reflects the fruit of a lifetime’s experience of teaching Greek. The author’s system shows the simplicity and the logic of Greek.
—Mathilde Frey, Assistant Professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Biblical Languages, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
I have studied Greek in many countries using different textbooks. None comes close to getting the results this one does. The author shows that Greek grammar is not nearly as complicated as the books I previously used. With this book, I learned more in two weeks than I had learned in two years before! The book is clearly written. It is an eye-opener, and for anyone who struggles with memorizing the many charts found in most Greek textbooks, this will be a life saver.
—Erhard Gallos, Professor of Religion, Andrews University