[B-Greek] textbook usage question

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 11 17:18:27 EST 2010

I would still recommend Crosby & Schaeffer. An Introduction to Greek.  It is 
a "golden oldie" and seems to be somewhat difficult to locate new though it can 
be ordered directly from the current publisher Bolchazy-Carducci 

Smyth is good, but not as an introductory textbook.

For Hebrew I would recommend that you assiduously avoid Futato, Mark David. 
Beginning Biblical Hebrew. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2003.  It is so easy 
to follow that you may find yourself out of a job. 


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defend the truth till death.

- Jan Hus

From: Sarah J. Blake <sarah at growingstrong.org>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sat, December 11, 2010 2:49:31 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] textbook usage question


I have saved numerous posts on the question of best grammars, lexicons, etc, on 
both B-Greek and B-Hebrew, and found them helpful. I would like to visit this 
question from a slightly different angle and hope that you all will indulge me.

I am working with a nonprofit organization that provides texts in alternate 
format for people who are blind, specializing in biblical studies material. We 
are attempting to prioritize future transcription projects based on the 
likelihood that a book may be in need. Knowing that it is impossible to know 
where a blind student will enroll, my questions are as follows:

For those who are teaching currently, what texts are you using in your 
classroom? What reference materials do you expect or recommend your students to 
consult outside class? (Please exclude Greek/Hebrew Bibles from this list, as 
these are default expectations.) If your student could not access the particular 
grammar for your course, is there a "next best" grammar that you would be able 
to work with to enable the student to complete your course?

P.S. If you are the author of an original language grammar and would like to 
work with us to get your grammar into accessible format, please contact me 
offlist. We could use your help, especially if your language is Hebrew.

Sarah J. Blake
Personal correspondence: sjblake at growingstrong.org

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