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A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek



This companion to Basics of Biblical Greek and Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics contains annotated readings from the New Testament designed for second-year students of the Greek language.

Making the leap from the basics of biblical Greek to its real-life application can be a frustrating challenge for students of intermediate Greek. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek was developed to make the transition easier. It takes beginning exegetes from simple to progressively more difficult biblical texts. Students can now learn New Testament Greek the way they would any other language: through a graded program. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek applies an inductive method to learning intermediate Greek grammar. It provides a workable introduction to exegesis, word studies, and developing a large vocabulary; and it assists the student in preparing for class, allowing classroom time to be put to its most effective use. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek is the result of ten years of use and refinement by the author in an actual classroom setting.

This digital volume will download as two separate resources.

  • Provides extensive practice
  • Contains engaging exercises ensuring mastery of the content
  • Twenty Greek passages are presented in graded order
  • Difficult and unfamiliar grammatical constructions are explained
  • All words that occur fewer than 20 times in the New Testament are defined
  • An “Exegetical Discussion” section helps the exegete gain a deeper understanding of the language
  • ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Αʹ 1:1–2:2; 2:28–3:10
  • ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 15:1–27
  • ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΡΚΟΝ 1:1–28
  • ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΡΚΟΝ 8:27–9:8
  • ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΘΘΑΙΟΝ 6:5–34
  • ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 3:21–26; 5:1–11; 8:1–17
  • ΙΑΚΩΒΟΥ 1:1–21
  • ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΘΘΑΙΟΝ 13:1–23
  • ΠΕΤΡΟΥ Αʹ 1:1–21
  • ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΜΟΘΕΟΝ Αʹ 4:6–16
  • ΚΑΤΑ ΛΟΥΚΑΝ 23:26–49; 24:1–8
  • ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 1:1–14
  • ΠΡΟΣ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΥΣ 5:11–6:12
  • ΔΙΔΑΧΗ ΤΩΝ ΔΩΔΕΚΑ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΩΝ 1:1–6; 7:1–4; 11:1–6
  • Title: A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek
  • Author: William D. Mounce
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 1996
  • Resources: 2
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource ID: {E3AB29E6-9592-49D3-BA96-550D3DC68827}
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2014-03-20T03:36:44Z

In the Logos edition, this digital volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Citations link directly to English translations and original-language texts, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. 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.

William D. Mounce (PhD, Aberdeen University) lives as a writer in Spokane, Washington. He is the president of Biblical Training, a non-profit 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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    A Graded Reader is designed to help students with little Greek to begin working through New Testament texts on their own. The book contains samplings from most books of the NT (it omits James), from the LXX and from the Didache. Each text has an introduction, vocabulary and exegetical discussion followed at the end by a grammatical summary. Students will find this guided approach boosts their confidence. Readers should be aware however that the book contains some peculiar features, such as frequent grammatical questions without any answers. Students are also frequently told to refer to this or that work outside the book to find the answers. Mounce pushes one of his personal methods called "phrasing" which involves breaking the text into phrases and individual units. Personally, I find this method less helpful because it focuses on minutiae at the expense of broader grammatical structures and it conveys the impression everything in the text carries equal weight. If students bear these limitations in mind they have much to gain from this book.

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