Hellenistic and Biblical Greek: A Graduated Reader

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 21, 2014 - Foreign Language Study - 352 pages
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This Hellenistic Greek reader is designed for students who have completed one or more years of Greek and wish to improve their reading ability and gain a better appreciation for the diversity of Hellenistic Greek. This goal can only be accomplished by working through a selection of Greek texts that reflect different styles, genres, provenances, and purposes. The seventy passages in this reader have been arranged into eight parts on the basis of their level of difficulty. Each passage is accompanied by grammatical support and vocabulary lists, as well as other aids to translation, including a cumulative glossary. The grammatical information is contained in the footnotes. The vocabulary lists are conveniently arranged below the Greek texts to which they refer. • Includes canonical and non-canonical Christian texts, Septuagint (prose and poetry), Jewish Pseudepigrapha, inscriptions, and Jewish and Hellenistic literary Greek. • Includes a Web component with more than thirty additional readings for classroom and independent use. • Passages offer a glimpse into the everyday life of Hellenistic Greeks, with themes such as sexuality, slavery, magic, apocalypticism, and Hellenistic philosophy.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
4
4
Early Christian Texts
13
The Isometric Translational Greek of the Septuagint
69
2734 MT 312734
79
Jewish Recensional Greek
95
1028
106
IntermediateLevel Hellenistic Greek
141
53
329
Arrives on the Island of Delos IG XI4 1299
335
73
348
in Delphi GDI II2 2171 2170
359
A15 8 B12 C21
366
IMagnMai 215
375
Christian Epigram SEG 30 1479
381
Philostr VA 4 1718 135
387

PMich VIII 491
149
1731
168
621
180
111
221
Jewish Literary Greek
261
Inscriptions
301
Lunar God IG II2 1366
309
Aphrodite Piraeus IG II2 337
313
102
403
105
411
CONTENTS
424
Summary of Verbal Paradigms
425
Athernatic Verbs
434
Glossary
447
107
463
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B. H. McLean is Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Knox College, University of Toronto. He is the author of Biblical Interpretation and Philosophical Hermeneutics (Cambridge University Press, 2012), New Testament Greek: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2011), An Introduction to the Study of Greek Epigraphy of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods from Alexander the Great down to the Reign of Constantine (323 BCE-337 CE) (2002) and Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the Konya Archaeological Museum (2002). He has taught introductory New Testament Greek for more than twenty years in four institutions, using a variety of textbooks, and serves as the Greek examiner for biblical doctoral candidates at the Toronto School of Theology.

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