Seminarians spend countless hours mastering biblical languages and learning how the knowledge of them illuminates the reading, understanding, and application of Scripture. But while excellent language acquisition resources abound, few really teach students how to maintain their use of Greek for the long term. Consequently, pastors and other former Greek students find that under the pressures of work, ministry, preaching, and life, their hard-earned Greek skills begins to disappear.
Constantine Campbell has been counseling one-time Greek students for years, teaching them how to keep their language facility for the benefit of those to whom they minister and teach. He shows how following the right principles makes it possible for many to retain—and in some cases regain—their Greek language skills.
Pastors will find Keep Your Greek an encouraging and practical guide to strengthening their Greek abilities so that they can make linguistic insights a regular part of their study and teaching. Current students will learn how to build skills that will serve them well once they complete their formal language instruction.
Why hasn’t anybody ever written a book like this before? First-year Greek students should read it. Exegesis students should read it. Preachers who have had a year or two of Greek should read it. And it’s so short and straightforward, the same person should read it in all three capacities. Do what Con Campbell says and you will keep your Greek.
—Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary
Rightly does Campbell insist that Christian teachers and preachers need to keep their Greek going, and shrewdly does he spell out the ways and means of doing that.
—J.I. Packer, Regent College
Keep Your Greek is a godsend. It’s chock-full of wit, humor, and good advice. Campbell’s approach is practical—and achievable. With all the tools available to us today, it only takes a little discipline to get your Greek back... Campbell ties together the reasons and the approach, the motivation and the principles, to keep your Greek. He drives home his message with a velvet-wrapped sledge hammer. You will feel convicted, challenged, and most of all encouraged to get back into the game.
—Daniel B. Wallace, Dallas Theological Seminary
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Constantine R. Campbell is an associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including most recently Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study and Colossians and Philemon: A Handbook on the Greek Text.