Reading New Testament Greek Together

Dr. I. S Gusha
DPS-Bishop Gaul Theological College; DRS, HRS, MA-University of Zimbabwe; MTS-Nashotah House Theological Seminary; PhD-University of Pretoria.

I am pleased to announce that on this blog page, I will be blogging some New Testament Greek lessons for those who are passionate about the deep study of the New Testament Bible. These blogs will be tailor-made for those in academic studies, both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Since I have some other commitments as a priest in the Anglican Church, I will be blogging one lesson once a week. This will also help in ensuring that there is quality. Lessons will be formatted in four formats to give choices to our followers; first, notes will be in a text format; second, in PowerPoint format; third, in podcast format, and finally in downloadable pdf format.

Today, I will give you a list of references for consultation and this is important for academic study. Please note that plagiarism is a serious academic offense hence these lessons will always acknowledge sources at the end of the lesson.

Rosie and Dan Button

My academic life in Biblical studies particularly New Testament Greek is indebted to the couple in the picture above. The couple came to Zimbabwe as missionaries teaching in seminaries at Bishop Gaul and Domboshawa Theological Colleges. Rosie laid the foundation for Biblical Greek in my academic life. Her skills, humor, and patients in teaching students a new language at a foundational level made me fall in love with the language. I am also grateful to professors D G Maclymont (University of Zimbabwe), Garwood Anderson (Nashotah House Theological Seminary), and Zorodzai Dube (University of Pretoria) for refining my greek at the university level.

Pictured below are my university professors.

J. D Maclymont: University of Zimbabwe

Garwood Anderson: Nashotah House Theological Seminary-Wisconsin, USA
Zorodzai Dube: University of Pretoria, South Africa.

List of Sources

  1. Joint Association of Classical Teachers´Greek Course. (2007). Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercise (2nd Edition). Cambridge University
  2. Marvin R Wilson & Chris Alex Vlachos. (1999). A Workbook for New Testament Greek: Grammar and Exegesis in First John. Hendrickson Publishers.
  3. Jeremy Duff. (2005). The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press.
  4. Geoffrey Horrocks, (2010). Greek. A History of the Langauge and its Speakers. Wiley-Blackwell.
  5. Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak, Rick M. Newton, & Evangeline Newton. Greek & Latin Roots. Keys to Building Vocabulary. Shell Education.
  6. James Allen Hewett. The New Testament Greek. A Beginning and Intermediate Grammar. Baker Academic.
  7. Robert Beeks. (2010). Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Vol 1. Brill.
  8. David Holton, Peter Mackridge & Irene Philippaki-Warbarton. (2004). Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language. Routledge.
  9. Robert E. Van Voorst. (1990). Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary, 3rd Edition. Society for Biblical Literature.
  10. Ted Hilderbrandt. (2003). Mastering New Testament Greek Textbook. Baker Academic.
  11. Matthews Demoss. (2001). Pocket Dictionary for the Study of the New Testament Greek. IVP Academic.
  12. Frederick William Danker. (2009). The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. The University of Chicago Press.

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