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Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications
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Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications


Baker 1995

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This volume introduces Greek students to the field of linguistics and shows how its findings can increase their understanding of the New Testament. “Curiosity about linguistics and its place in the study of Greek is now too great to be satisfied by the handful of specialized studies written mostly for experts,” observes Black. Hence Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek includes a new chapter on discourse analysis.

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Key Features

  • Offer insights into Greek linguistics that lead to systematic language discovery
  • Presents a new perspective on Greek that has already been learned
  • Instructs the reader in grammar and linguistics simultaneously


  • Introducing Linguistics: The Landscape and the Quest
  • Phonology: The Sounds of Greek
  • Morphology: The Anatomy of Greek Words
  • Syntax: The Architecture of the Greek Sentence
  • Semantics: Determining Meaning
  • Historical and Comparative Linguistics: The Biography of Greek
  • Discourse Analysis: Getting the Big Picture

Praise for the Print Edition

In producing this first-class practical introduction to the complexities of New Testament Greek, Black has succeeded in making sense of the many arbitrary rules of old-fashioned textbooks, and has shown how the insights of linguistics can make the learning of Greek not only much easier but also more thorough and systematic.

Eugene A. Nida, former executive secretary for translations, American Bible Society

To be properly prepared for the tidal waves of change that must inevitable make obsolete so much of what we take for granted in grammatical and lexical study, one must also take time out to read and inwardly digest Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek. . . . No intimidation here. Anyone who can read an editorial page can understand this book, and the synchronic emphasis will cure almost any case of overexposure to diachronic presentation.

Frederick Danker, emeritus professor, Lutheran School of Theology

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About David Alan Black

David Alan Black (DTheol, University of Basel) is professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including Learn to Read New Testament Greek and Interpreting the New Testament.