[B-Greek] Textbook for Beginning Greek
tslawson1 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 14 09:58:37 EST 2010
Here is a book that a friend of mine is working through. It is entitled "A
Guide To New Testament Greek" by Erwin Penner. It evidently has a unique
T. Scott Lawson
From: Shirley Rollinson <rollinsondr at yahoo.com>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sat, December 11, 2010 7:39:13 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Textbook for Beginning Greek
Textbook for Beginning Greek
I'm currently "between textbooks" for the Beginning Greek courses I teach.
I'd appreciate some ideas for a textbook which uses a blend of inductive and
I used Dobson's "Teach Yourself NT Greek" for years, and my students did well
with it. I had to give them plenty of additional grammar and vocabulary
hand-outs, but the book got them reading fluently and with confidence. Within
one semester they were reading (and enjoying) large passages from the NT.
However, the earlier edition has been edited and "improved" several times. The
later editions became less and less satisfactory, until I just gave up on it.
Wenham is out of print.
I've tried others over the years, including Duff, Mounce, Croy, and MacNair, and
none of them get the students reading and understanding as quickly as the
What's more frustrating is that I also teach Latin, using a blend of the
Cambridge Course and Wheelock, and my Latin students are up and running in one
semester. But so far I haven't found a Greek equivalent of the Cambridge Latin
I'm teaching at the College level, up to a Minor in Greek, as part of a BA or BS
degree, with students who may or may not go on to seminary (most do not). What I
want is a book which will help to get them started, will give them confidence in
reading and comprehension, and which they can use by themselves if they drop out
Any ideas ?
Eastern New Mexico University
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