[B-Greek] Webb & Kysar's Greek for Preachers

Scott Stocking scottsox at conxxus.com
Fri Apr 21 18:13:46 EDT 2006

I teach a twelve-week Greek course in a degree completion program at Lincoln
Christian College. When I first taught the course, I tried to teach a
full-fledged Greek I & II course from Mounce. I had some pretty bright
students and 75% made it through without dropping the class, but it was


I have settled for now on Webb & Kysar's Greek for Preachers (Chalice Press)
but in some discussions with Eric Weiss on a different forum, he expressed
some concerns about popular rather than scholarly treatments about some
words and topics. I have the students memorize 70+ vocabulary over the
twelve weeks and the def. art. paradigm, but to this point, no verb
paradigms (I'm adding them for the next class this fall). In spite of its
shortcomings, I like GFP because it teaches grammatical concepts while
relying on existing resources (print or electronic) to do the parsing work,
since many students have access to that through the Internet anyway.


I'm wondering if anyone else has used Webb & Kysar's book in the classroom,
and what are your opinions of it.


Scott Stocking

Adjunct Professor, Lincoln Christian College


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