Basics of New Testament Syntax provides concise, up-to-date guidance for intermediate Greek students to do accurate exegesis of biblical texts. Abridged from Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament, the popular exegetical Greek grammar for studies in Greek by Daniel B. Wallace, The Basics of New Testament Syntax offers a practical grammar for second-year students. By showing the relevance of syntax for exegesis, this volume is perfect for preparing students to step into deeper, more practical Greek application.
“possessive pronouns will be the primary words used for the genitive of possession” (Page 47)
“The perfect may be used to emphasize the results or present state produced by a past action.” (Page 247)
“The substantive in the genitive denotes the whole of which the head noun is a part” (Page 48)
“To test whether the genitive in question is a genitive of apposition, replace the word of with the paraphrase ‘which is’ or ‘that is,’ ‘namely,’ or, if a personal noun, ‘who is.’” (Page 52)
“that to or for which the action of a verb is performed. The indirect object will only occur with a transitive verb.” (Page 67)
Dr. Wallace influences students across the country through his textbook on intermediate Greek grammar. It is used in more than two-thirds of the nation’s schools that teach that subject. He is the senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible and coeditor of the NET-Nestle Greek-English diglot. Recently his scholarship has shifted from syntactical and text-critical issues to more specific work in John, Mark, and nascent Christology. However he still works extensively in textual criticism, and has founded The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, an institute with an initial purpose to preserve Scripture by taking digital photographs of all known Greek New Testament manuscripts. His postdoctoral work includes work on Greek grammar at Tyndale House in Cambridge and textual criticism studies at the Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung in Münster. When he is not involved in scholarly pursuits, Dr. Wallace and wife, Pati, enjoy spending time with their boys and beagles.