[B-Greek] Suggestions for self-teaching Greek

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Sat May 10 20:13:52 EDT 2008


I would recommend A. T. Robertson and H. W. Smyth.  Ditch Machen.

 george
gfsomsel


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----- Original Message ----
From: Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com>
To: Kevin Jackson <gods.geek at gmail.com>; b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 7:33:08 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Suggestions for self-teaching Greek

If I were stranded on a desert island with
  a Greek New Testament that I could not
  read and I could only bring two grammars, 
  classical or NT, I would bring two copies of
  Machen's "New Testament Greek for
  Beginners," in case one got wet.
  
  Dr. Buth in a recent post said that all 
  Greek grammars work equally well
  except they don't work.  I think he is
  at least half right. 
  
  May God bless and keep you in
  your self study of His words and Word! 
  
  Mark L. 

Kevin Jackson <gods.geek at gmail.com> wrote:
  Hello All,

I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks now and I have a question. I
want to learn Greek (hence my lurking here), but don't know the best place
to start.

Basically I want to learn on my own right now with an eye toward taking a
more formal course later. I've looked at a lot of different materials, but
I'm just not sure where to start. I don't want to end up backing myself
into a corner where I have to unlearn or relearn when I move on.

Originally I was leaning toward Mounce's materials, but then discovered
Athenaze, but I did't know if that would be suitable for self-study. Would
you recommend either of those or is there something else that would be
better.

Thanks for your help.

-- 
By Faith and in His Grace,
Kevin Jackson

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and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things
which are mighty . . . .

1 Cor 1:27
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