A Primer of Biblical Greek with CD

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Oct 2, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 264 pages
Though a number of texts for teaching Biblical Greek now exist, most are plagued by various deficiencies that detract from effective instruction within the time limits set by most college and seminary programs. This primer by N. Clayton Croy offers a succinct, single-volume introduction to Biblical Greek that has already been tested in classrooms around the country. Taking a primarily deductive approach to teaching Biblical Greek, this volume assumes that students will have no prior knowledge in Greek. Divided into 32 separate lessons, each containing a generous number of exercises, the text leads students from the Greek alphabet to a working understanding of the language of the Bible. Special features of this grammar: An abundance of exercises: Each lesson includes practice sentences taken from the Septuagint and the New Testament, as well as sentences composed by the author. Exercises in English-to-Greek translation are also included. Concise but accurate grammatical explanations: Great care has been taken to insure that grammatical explanations are clear, correct, and succinct. The Greek participle also receives a fuller treatment than is usual. * A natural order of presentation: Material is presented according to the natural structure of Greek and the traditional terminology of grammarians. Declensions and principal parts, for example, are presented in numerical order. Helpful appendixes for quick reference: Included at the back of the book are the Greek paradigms, Greek-to-English vocabulary, English-to-Greek vocabulary, and a bibliography for further study. - Publisher.
 

Contents

INTRODUCTION xvi
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Vocabulary 10 Characteristics of Greek Verbs 11 The Present
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Vocabulary 16 The First Declension 17 Characteristics of Greek
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Cases with Special Verbs 32 Exercises
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Impersonal Dative of Means 60 Deponent Verbs 61 Comments
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Vocabulary 64 Primary and Secondary Tenses 65 The Imperfect
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Vocabulary 169 Introduction to the Infinitive 170 Forms of
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X
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LESSON 31
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Vocabulary 199 Introduction to mi Verbs 200 Principal Parts
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LESSON 32
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Vocabulary 91 The Second Aorist 92 Forms of the Second Aorist
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Exercises
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Significance of the Perfect Tense 100 Forms of the Perfect Active
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LESSON 19
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LESSON 20
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LESSON 21
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Aorist Middle Participle
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EERDMANS A Primer of Biblical Greek Croy final text
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Vocabulary 145 Introduction to Contract Verbs
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Principal Parts of Contract Verbs 149 Reflexive Pronouns
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Vocabulary 216 Principal Parts of sthmi 217 Conjugation
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PARADIGMS 204
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EERDMANS A Primer of Biblical Greek Croy final text
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The Definite Article 244 First and Second Declension
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The Regular Verb Subjunctive 220
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Indicative 301 Present Subjunctive 302 Present Imperative
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Personal Pronouns 258 The Relative Pronoun 259 Reflexive
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GREEK TO ENGLISH VOCABULARY 244
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ENGLISH TO GREEK VOCABULARY 252
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BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR FURTHER STUDY 260
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