Hellenika is a textbook to be used in teaching the Greek of the New Testament. Its focus is the grammar of Koine Greek, the “Common Greek” used at the time of the writing of the New Testament. Beginning with the Greek alphabet, Hellenika presents a series of twenty-eight lessons covering the basics of Greek grammar. Each lesson concludes with an assignment designed to teach the rudiments of the particular lesson through translation exercises.
For anyone who wants to teach or learn Greek this is the resource for you!
Hellenika is a textbook to be used in the teaching of the Greek New Testament. Its focus is the grammar of Koine Greek, the "Common Greek" used at the time of the writing of the New Testament. The book features 28 lessons, each concluding with an assignment designed to teach the rudiments of the particular lesson through translation excercises. Hellenika can be used either by teachers who are conducting classes on Greek or by students who are interested in teaching themselves.
Several tools are used in order to help you teach or learn the Greek language:
- Easy to follow tables featuring letter-by-letter pronunciation, word formation and diacritical marks.
- Assignments at the end of each lesson, which reinforce what you or your students will learn.
- Appendix links that give single-click access to Verb Charts, Vocabulary Lists and Grammar Articles.
Why You Need This Resource
The author of this textbook, Dr. Robert L. Morris recognizes that the main purpose of learning Greek is for translation of the New Testament into English. That is why the goal of this resource is to gain facility in the language of Holy Scripture in order to exegete carefully and present the most accurate product for teaching and preaching the Word of God. In order to demonstrate this book's direct application to studying scripture the assignments from lessons 16 through 28 disect the entire book of 1 John.
- Title: Hellenika: A Beginning Greek Textbook
- Author: Robert L. Morris
- Publisher: Bethel College
- Publication Date: 2005
- Pages: 238
About Dr. Morris
Dr. Morris served as a Senior or Solo Pastor for 24 years, a Conference (District) Superintendent for eight years, Professor of Greek, Bible, and Theology at Vennard College in University Park, Iowa for three years, Professor of Preaching at Western Evangelical Seminary for three years, Academic Dean at Vennard College for eight years, and Professor of Greek, Bible, and Theology, and Graduate Academic Advisor for the Division of Religion and Philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana for eight years.