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Greek for the Rest of Us: Using Greek Tools without Mastering Biblical Languages
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Greek for the Rest of Us: Using Greek Tools without Mastering Biblical Languages


Zondervan 2003–2013


You don’t have to be a Greek student to understand biblical Greek. If you’d love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, but you can’t spare two years for college or seminary courses, then Greek for the Rest of Us is for you. Developed by renowned Greek teacher William D. Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course on “baby Greek” will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of God’s Word. You’ll gain a sound knowledge of basic Greek, and you’ll learn how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies. In six sections, Greek for the Rest of Us will help you:

  • Recite the Greek alphabet
  • Read and pronounce Greek words
  • Learn the Greek noun and verbal system
  • Conduct Greek word studies
  • Decipher why translations are different
  • Read better commentaries

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. 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.

Key Features

  • Presents the Greek language in a way that helps the lay person to understand the Bible better
  • Teaches the reader how to use biblical study tools, in order to glean more from the Bible
  • Offers an appendix that discusses the basics of Hebrew


  • What Would It Look Like If You Knew a Little Greek?
  • Week 1: Getting Acquainted with Greek
    • The Greek Language
    • The Greek Alphabet
    • Pronunciation
    • What Are Translations?
  • Week 2: The Building Blocks of Language
    • English Grammar: Nouns
    • English Grammar: Verbs
    • English Grammar: Clauses and Phrases
    • Phrasing—An Introduction to Our Bible Study Method
  • Week 3: How Do We Modify Ideas?
    • Conjunctions
    • Adjectives
    • Phrases
    • Clauses
    • Fine-Tuning Phrasing
  • Week 4: How Do We Describe Action?
    • Greek Grammar: Verbs
    • Present Indicative
    • Future Indicative
    • Two Past Tenses (Imperfect and Aorist)
    • Perfect Indicative
    • How to Use the Paper and Electronic Tools
  • Week 5: What Else Is in a Verb?
    • Participle
    • Subjunctive
    • Infinitive
    • Imperative
    • What Are Word Studies?
  • Week 6: How Do We Describe Things?
    • Nominative and Vocative
    • Accusative
    • Dative
    • Genitive
    • How to Read a Commentary
    • The History of the Bible and Textual Criticism
  • Appendix: Hebrew for the Rest of Us

Product Details

  • Title: Greek for the Rest of Us: Using Greek Tools without Mastering Biblical Languages
  • Author: William D. Mounce
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 309

About William D. Mounce

William D. Mounce (PhD, Aberdeen University) lives as a writer in Spokane, Washington. He is the president of Biblical Training, a nonprofit 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.