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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 Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course on 'baby Greek' will acquaint you with the essentials 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 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 Greek for the Rest of Us broadens your knowledge still further with an appendix on biblical Hebrew. It also includes a CD-ROM for your computer featuring the author's class lectures in audio, combined with text and overheads.


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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 Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course on 'baby Greek' will acquaint you with the essentials 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 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 Greek for the Rest of Us broadens your knowledge still further with an appendix on biblical Hebrew. It also includes a CD-ROM for your computer featuring the author's class lectures in audio, combined with text and overheads.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Scott Ray

    Great book for those that don't have time to learn Greek. Gives you all the grammer without having to learn the vocab. This allows you to effectively use an interlineary NT....and other tools to go deeper into the Greek behind the English, or Hindi :-) Great book for those that don't have time to learn Greek. Gives you all the grammer without having to learn the vocab. This allows you to effectively use an interlineary NT....and other tools to go deeper into the Greek behind the English, or Hindi :-)

  2. 5 out of 5

    D. Ferguson

    This is what Mounce calls a “baby Greek” course. The object is to teach enough Greek to enable the average Christian to be a much better interpreter of Scripture and to understand the scholarly commentaries. The main difference between baby Greek and a regular first year Greek class is the baby Greek approach doesn’t require the memorization of the word endings or vocabulary. In fact, the only memorization required is in chapter one where he tells you to memorize the Greek alphabet. I recommen This is what Mounce calls a “baby Greek” course. The object is to teach enough Greek to enable the average Christian to be a much better interpreter of Scripture and to understand the scholarly commentaries. The main difference between baby Greek and a regular first year Greek class is the baby Greek approach doesn’t require the memorization of the word endings or vocabulary. In fact, the only memorization required is in chapter one where he tells you to memorize the Greek alphabet. I recommend this book very highly. Mounce is an outstanding Greek scholar and Bible commentator, and in this book he covers not only the basics of Greek, but also the basics of hermeneutics and a great introduction to the best tools available. And the best part about the book is no reading is required! Mounce’s lectures are all on a CD ROM that comes with the book. If all you do is listen through the lectures and do the exercises, you will profit immensely. If you follow the pace in the book, you will finish in six weeks.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Robbie

    I would give 6 stars if I could. If you’d like to understand what it means to interpret the Bible properly, why we have different translations, or gain a basic understanding of the original language of the New Testament, READ THIS! I am BIG on proper interpretive methodology, and this would be my top recommendation for how to interpret correctly, followed by “Grasping God’s Word” by Scott Duvall (I believe that’s the correct author).

  4. 4 out of 5

    David West

    Read this one previously but started it again 3.1.20

  5. 4 out of 5

    Drake

    A useful tool for those who want to know just enough Greek to go deeper in their Bible studies but don’t have time to really learn the language. His appendix in Hebrew was helpful as well.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lucas Freitas

    Para trad.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nathan

    This is a really neat book. The idea is that you don't have to master biblical Greek in order to be able to use Greek tools. It does a great job of introducing you to Greek grammar, teaching you how Greek differs from English, and showing how those differences become important to exegesis of the New Testament. Mounce also spends time discussing why the various English translations differ, such as differences in translation philosophy, ambiguity in the original Greek, and availability or choice o This is a really neat book. The idea is that you don't have to master biblical Greek in order to be able to use Greek tools. It does a great job of introducing you to Greek grammar, teaching you how Greek differs from English, and showing how those differences become important to exegesis of the New Testament. Mounce also spends time discussing why the various English translations differ, such as differences in translation philosophy, ambiguity in the original Greek, and availability or choice of source manuscripts. There is a fascinating chapter on the history of Biblical manuscripts and translations. He's also really good about making sure you understand the limits of your Greek knowledge, and often warns of the dangers of becoming over-confident in your knowledge. He also recommends a lot of specific books and software tools. Perhaps even more helpful, he warns against a lot of resources either because they're not good quality or because they're too advanced for non-scholars. While I haven't bought any of the commentaries, concordances, or software tools he recommends, I do own another book by him called An Interlinear for the Rest of Us. He calls it a "reverse" interlinear, since it lists the English (NIV) at the top and then rearranges the Greek to fit the English word order. It then has the original Greek at the bottom of the page in case you want to see it that way. Overall, it was a somewhat dry but highly informative read. It was really fun learning to read Greek: I felt like a 1st grader again trying to sound out words for the first time. I haven't really put my new knowledge to use yet, but I look forward to the opportunity. I'd definitely recommend it. απολαμβάνετε!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brent McCulley

    Mounce does a great job at presenting the "baby Greek" to you in a way that is challenging yet not overwhelming. Truth be told, I was overwhelmed when I first began this book, and there are certainly things that I could have a better grasp on, but after memorizing the Greek alphabet and characters, their transliteration values and pronunciation keys, and understanding the rough and smooth breathing marks and grace, acute, and circumflex accent marks, I know can successfully read Greek, even if I Mounce does a great job at presenting the "baby Greek" to you in a way that is challenging yet not overwhelming. Truth be told, I was overwhelmed when I first began this book, and there are certainly things that I could have a better grasp on, but after memorizing the Greek alphabet and characters, their transliteration values and pronunciation keys, and understanding the rough and smooth breathing marks and grace, acute, and circumflex accent marks, I know can successfully read Greek, even if I have no idea what I'm reading. A noble step indeed. Mounce also taught us English grammar as an overview so we could better understand Greek grammar. Basic concepts I now have a grasp on such as words in their lexical forms, and what that means, verbs and how their inflections and what that means, and nouns and adjectives and their declensions (nominative, accusative, dative, genetive, and vocative) and what that means. Although I can't inflect words myself, and am still learning basic vocabulary, which is difficult, I at least understand the concept, and can use tools such as an interlinear and and lexicon to aid my exegesis thus far. Looking forward to learning more Greek as the months progress!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Tucker

    I will be studying Greek also, along with the Hebrew and the book seems also like it will be a good why to learn this language for the purpose of knowing the New Testament better in content when studying the Bible. I will re-write the review, but as I said the idea is to get as much as possible to its original language even though you may not become fluent there will be some words in the scripture you study that will stay with you for a long time. I also bought a CD to listen to they do not match I will be studying Greek also, along with the Hebrew and the book seems also like it will be a good why to learn this language for the purpose of knowing the New Testament better in content when studying the Bible. I will re-write the review, but as I said the idea is to get as much as possible to its original language even though you may not become fluent there will be some words in the scripture you study that will stay with you for a long time. I also bought a CD to listen to they do not match exactly but they both have the basics.

  10. 5 out of 5

    J. Eric

    Mounce does an excellent job explaining the issues of translation, textual criticism, and exegesis (along with a smattering of New Testament Greek) to novices in the field. This is a great volume for anyone who loves and respects the Bible enough to get beyond the religious bandwagon and into the light of the texts. Also, it is an excellent stepping stone for a more thorough of study of Greek to follow if that is something the reader is interested in.

  11. 4 out of 5

    John

    Sheesh.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mike Sale

    Nice discussions of conjunctions and other elements of morphology for the non-specialist!

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    Todd Schrock

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    Craig Howe

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    Donnie Vick

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    Juli Patten

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

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    Cory Dupont

  24. 4 out of 5

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    Ryan Kiser

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    Sarah

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    Toby

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brian Bailey

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

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