I’ve always had a love for languages and got the change to study Greek in college. Getting the chance to study and learn another language can be beneficial and fun. It is interesting to see the different meanings words have and how they get translated. After my year long Greek class, I used it intermittently over the next few years and now I am at the point where I am in need of a refresher.
Greek For Everyone by A. Chadwick Thornhill is a very basic Greek course, set up for the primary purpose of being able to study the Greek New Testament and other early writing. It is by no means as comprehensive as an actual Greek class that one would take in seminary, but it is enough to aid one in beginning to study the Bible in the original Greek. Thornhill splits the book up into sections. The first part, less than 100 pages, focuses on the different aspects of Greek grammar, includes charts, word lists for memorization, and contains helpful examples in an interlinear style. There are very few exercises for application to help one improve.
This book is a good starting point for those who want to learn more about Greek Bible study. However, for those who want a deeper understanding of the language, there are other books that would provide the reader with greater knowledge. Overall, it is a helpful book and one that I would recommend for those interested in Greek study.
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