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The 19-volume Biblical Languages: Reference Grammars and Introductions brings together an impressive compilation of the most important reference grammars and ground-breaking technical introductions to biblical texts ever published! These volumes have defined the contours of biblical language scholarship for the past century, and included some of the biggest names in the field.

We’ve grouped some of the most important grammars and technical language reference works into this singular collection. With scholars such as Westcott, Hort, Field, Abbot, Goodwin, and more than a dozen others, we have designed the ultimate collection for the study of the Greek New Testament, the Septuagint, and the development of the Greek language, as well as for advanced Hebrew, Latin, and Syriac studies. These are the most widely-cited and frequently used volumes in biblical scholarship. From Abbot’s Johannine Grammar and Vocabulary to Westcott and Hort’s Introduction to the New Testament, we’re making complex grammars and technical reference works easy to use, and giving you the tools you need for advanced language study and textual criticism.

The Logos Bible Software edition of Biblical Languages: Reference Grammars and Introductions takes full advantage of the powerful tools in your digital library to make complex grammars, technical reference works, and some of the most important volumes on the biblical languages ever published more accessible than ever! This collection is designed for biblical language scholarship—for anyone who wants to dig as deep as possible into the languages of the cultures that shaped and produced the text of the modern Bible. The Greek grammars make this an essential addition to the libraries of New Testament scholars, Greek scholars, graduate students, and seminarians. This collection is also a must-have for textual critics, Old Testament and Septuagint scholars, classicists, and Syriac scholars.

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  • 10 Greek grammars, lexicons, and reference works
  • 2 Hebrew grammars
  • 3 Latin grammars, including Gildersleeve’s Latin Grammar
  • 3 Syriac works, including Smith’s A Compendious Syriac Dictionary
  • Scripture texts are “hot”—the verse displays in a pop-up box, and a link takes you to original language texts and English translations
  • Title: Biblical Languages: Reference Grammars and Introductions
  • Volumes: 19
  • Pages: 8,011
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Johannine Grammar

  • Author: Edwin A. Abbot
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: xxvii, 687

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Combined with his Johannine Vocabulary, E. A. Abbott’s Johannine Grammar is the most thorough assessment of the language of the Johannine literature ever written. The book covers the Gospel of John, the First, Second, and Third Epistles of John and Revelation in so much detail that it could be considered a technical commentary as well as a grammar. Grammarians and commentators have often observed that the Johannine writings contain more difficulties than the rest of the Greek New Testament, and Abbot’s Johannine Grammar provides valuable assistance.

Johannine Vocabulary: A Comparison of the Words of the Fourth Gospel with Those of the Three

  • Author: Edwin A. Abbot
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: xviii, 364

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Abbot’s Johannine Vocabulary discusses in great detail the ways in which words used in the Johannine writings differ from the uses in the rest of the New Testament. This volume includes a special chapter on synonyms, such as John’s use of key theological terms like “faith” and “authority.” Unlike Abbot’s companion volume, Johannine Grammar, his Vocabulary is very accessible for English-only studies.

Notes on the Translation of the New Testament: Being the Otium Norvicense (Pars Tertia)

  • Author: Frederick Field
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: xvii, 267

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While Frederick Field’s Notes contain many grammatical observations, they are structured more like a commentary than a grammar. The book is organized by Bible verse notes attached to individual words and phrases. Field’s Notes are packed with references to textual criticism, early translation—especially Syriac and Latin—and interact with the writings of the early church fathers and classical Greek and Latin authors. In an age of increasing specialization among academics, the very breadth of Field’s Notes guarantees it a useful place in the exegete’s toolkit.

Introduction to the New Testament in the Original Greek

  • Authors: B. F. Westcott and F. J. A. Hort
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: xxxi, 512

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Westcott and Hort’s Introduction is one of the most important, ground-breaking books in New Testament Studies. It spells out the techniques of modern text criticism (the science of examining manuscript evidence to try to determine the original text) and influenced every modern edition of the Greek New Testament published since. The first section of the book outlines the principles of text criticism, and the second section, Notes on Selected Readings, applies these principles to hundreds of passages in the New Testament—in essence making a critical apparatus or textual commentary on important passages. In the Logos Bible Software edition, the application section will show in the Exegetical Guide with other critical apparatuses.

A Grammar of the Old Testament in Greek: According to the Septuagint

  • Author: Henry St. John Thackeray
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: xx, 325

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Thackery’s Grammar is the most significant reference grammar ever published of the Septuagint in the English language. In this volume, he investigates the variety of linguistic and literary styles in the Septuagint, examines the extent of Semitic influence on the written and spoken Greek, as well as the dating of the translation and the evidence and extent of classical Greek in the Septuagint.

Grammar of Septuagint Greek: With Selected Readings, Vocabularies, and Updated Indexes

  • Authors: F. C. Conybeare and St. George Stock
  • Publisher: Ginn & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: v, 308

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Conybeare and Stock’s Grammar is divided into two sections. The first presents a short grammar, focusing particularly on the features that distinguish the Greek of the Septuagint from both Classical Greek or New Testament Greek. The second section is a selection of readings complete with grammatical and lexical notes to help the reader gain fluency in reading the Septuagint through guided practice.

Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek

  • Author: H. B. Swete
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: xii, 626

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H.B. Swete, editor of the shorter Cambridge Septuagint, has provided in this Introduction a vast amount of information about the Greek translation of the Old Testament (also known as the LXX). Chapters cover the different versions and their manuscripts in detail, survey the contents and organization of the books and discuss their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, and demonstrate the importance of the LXX in later writings, such as the New Testament, the Church Fathers and other Christian writings. There are also extended discussions about the language of the Septuagint.

A Greek Grammar for Colleges

  • Author: Herbert Weir Smyth
  • Publisher: American Book Company
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: xvi, 784

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Smyth’s Grammar is the most thorough one-volume reference grammar of Classical Greek available in the English language. In it, he sets forth the essential forms of Attic Greek and the other dialects which appear in classical literature, and devotes extensive attention to the formation of words and particles. He also outlines the principles of Greek syntax and the basics of Greek morphology.

Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb

  • Author: William W. Goodwin
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: xxxii, 464

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In Greek, like many languages, the verb is where a lot of the nuance—the linguistic heavy lifting—is done. Verbal theory is where the hottest debates in Greek studies are. Goodwin was one of the main actors in the debate about the nature of the Greek verb, and his Syntax is a vital part of the discussion. Indeed, Wallace’s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics dedicates an entire section to the lively dialogue between Goodwin and Gildersleeve.

Homeric Grammar

  • Author: D. B. Monro
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1891
  • Pages: xiv, 436

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Homer’s famous Iliad and Odyssey represent some of the oldest Greek literature known to us. Thus, anyone who wants to get a feel for how Greek developed over time starts with Homer. Since Homer’s Greek is several hundred years earlier than the golden age of Attic Greek, a special grammar is required to describe its features. Monro’s Homeric Grammar has long been the standard reference work in the field. Like Shakespeare is to English readers, Homer was never far from the Greek consciousness, and a study of Homer can—in addition to being enjoyable for its own sake—be useful for understanding Greek literature from later periods as well.

A Treatise on the Use of the Tenses in Hebrew and Some Other Syntactical Questions

  • Author: S. R. Driver
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: xvii, 306

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Verbal theory is where the big debates about how languages function occur, and Hebrew is no exception. Driver’s Treatise is a seminal work on how the Hebrew verb functions.

The Forms of Hebrew Poetry: Considered with Special Reference to the Criticism and Interpretation of the Old Testament

  • Author: George Buchanan Gray
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: x, 303

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Roughly a third of the Hebrew Bible is poetry, and yet many Hebrew grammars focus entirely on Hebrew prose. Gray’s Forms of Hebrew Poetry details the types of parallelism found in Hebrew poetry, along with chapters on rhythm and meter, providing a useful guide for exegesis and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible.

Two Treatises on the Accentuation of the Old Testament

  • Author: William Wickes
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Publication Date: 1881, 1887
  • Pages: 332

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The accents, or cantillation marks, in the Hebrew Bible are used in synagogues today to help cantors chants the Hebrew Bible. However, it has been proposed that these marks give valuable clues as to the structure of the Hebrew sentences. Certain accents join words closely together, while other accents cue the reader that two words are not to be joined tightly in a phrase. Wickes’ Treatises outline a grammar of Hebrew accents, teaching the student of the Hebrew Bible how to use the accents to gain a better understanding of the syntax of the sentence.

Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar

  • Author: B. L. Gildersleeve
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 546

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This thorough reference grammar by Gildersleeve includes treatments of phonology, morphology, syntax, and prosody, and includes a section on meter and poetry.

Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar

  • Authors: J. H. Allen and J. B. Greenough
  • Publisher: Ginn & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: x, 477

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Allen and Greenough’s Grammar is considered one of the best reference grammars of Latin. This Grammar treats parts of speech, morphology, syntax, and prosody.

New Latin Grammar

  • Author: Charles E. Bennett
  • Publisher: Allyn and Bacon
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 364

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In Bennett’s Grammar, the essential facts of Latin are presented. Each chapter treats a separate part of speech, and contains numerous examples and illustrations. This volume also contains a chapter on Latin prosody, as well as a fascinating introduction to the Indo-European family of languages.

A Compendious Syriac Grammar

  • Author: Theodor Nöldeke
  • TRanslator: James A. Crichton
  • Publisher: Williams & Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: xxxiv, 336

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This is the most complete reference grammar of Syriac in the English language. It is cited hundreds of times by various Hebrew reference grammars already available from Logos, making it a useful tool for comparative Semitics as well as studying the Syriac Bible and Syriac Church Fathers.

A Compendious Syriac Dictionary: Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith

  • Author: R. Payne Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 626

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One of the most important Syriac reference tools ever published, this edition of R. Payne Smith’s Compendious Syriac Dictionary includes English translations—not the original Latin translations—of Syriac, as well as the meaning of phrases. It is sorted alphabetically; not by root.

Syriac Grammar

  • Author: Eberhard Nestle
  • Publisher: H. Reuther's Verlagsbuchhandlung
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: xvi, 125 pages

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Nestle’s Syriac Grammar is more concise than Nöldeke’s, but it provides a bibliography of books about and in Syriac, as well as a glossary and a chrestomathy (a graded reader to help students ease into reading Syriac texts), providing everything the Semiticist needs to begin exploring Syriac.


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