Koine Greek Reader goes where other readers do not by providing graded readings from the New Testament, Septuagint, Apostolic Fathers, and early creeds. Its many features include four helpful vocabulary lists, numerous references to other resources, assorted translation helps, a review of basic grammar and syntax, and an introduction to BDAG. Professors looking for a new textbook will find that Koine Greek Reader integrates the full range of materials needed by intermediate students.
Praise for Koine Greek Reader
“Absolutely the best volume of its kind available today. It incorporates a wealth of valuable information for classroom use or for self-study . . . [and] has been carefully prepared and organized, tested and refined in the classroom over a number of years, and handsomely produced by the publisher. I recommend it enthusiastically!”
—BUIST M. FANNING III
Department Chair and Professor of New Testament
Dallas Theological Seminary
“This tool supplements traditional grammars and provides hands-on exposure to a variety of Koine texts. Particularly helpful are the readings from the Septuagint, the Apostolic Fathers, and the early creeds. . . . An excellent resource for intermediate and advanced college and seminary students.”
—MARK L. STRAUSS
Professor of New Testament,
Bethel Seminary, San Diego
“Intermediate students of New Testament Greek will be well served by this fine selection of readings. . . . Anyone willing to go through this material carefully and in sequence will notice a marked increase in proficiency.”
Former Professor of New Testament,
Westminster Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
“The Koine Greek Reader is by far the best resource currently available for learning Koine Greek inductively at the intermediate level. I look forward to using it in my own teaching and expect that it will be used widely both as a classroom text and for independent study for years to come.”
—MARTIN M. CULY
Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek,
Briercrest College and Seminary
“It is hard to find something to criticize in this wonderful resource. The best recommendation that I can give is that I will be adopting it for my classes as soon as it becomes available!”
Professor of Greek,
The Masters College
“Rodney Decker’s Koine Greek Reader is a godsend to serious students and would-be scholars of New Testament Koine Greek who prefer a traditional pedagogical approach. . . . The breadth of resources made available in this reader leads the student directly into the maze and, rather than showing the way through it, develops the essential skills needed to find one’s own way through it.”
—CARL W. CONRAD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Washington University, St. Louis
Cochair, B-Greek Internet discussion list
“Rodney Decker’s Koine Greek Reader is a welcome addition to the growing number of resources available for intermediate level Greek courses. I have used the Koine Greek Reader in a second-year Greek class, and on the basis of my students’ enthusiastic response to it and their progress in their study of Greek, I enthusiastically recommend it.”
—W. EDWARD GLENNY
Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek,
Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Rodney J. Decker (Th.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of Greek and New Testament at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous journal articles and a highly respected monograph on the gospel of Mark published in the Studies in Biblical Greek series edited by D. A. Carson. He edits the popular New Testament Resources Web site (http://www.ntresources.com).
A good and helpful reader for those learning koine Greek.
This book is an inductive learning tool, geared to the intermediate, or second year, student, and should serve to help her to stretch her linguistic skills.
Decker does and he teaches the student how through a series of exercises in the greek text.
This helped me in learnig Greek, though I felt the "helps" that Decker gave raised a lot of questions, when I was really looking for answers.Published 19 months ago by Shawn White
I am finding this Koine Reader by Rodney Decker to be very useful as a supplement to the more central koine study materials. Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Michael Shevlane
This is an excellent book, helping me to progress beyond my 3 semesters of formal NT Greek training. Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by Jon D. Satko
This is a great second year tool for learning koine! It breaks text into manageable sizes and inserts vocabulary and/or parsing notes in between.Published on January 18, 2011 by Charles Edwards
Dr. Ed Glenny (See recommendations above) used this text in my Intermediate Greek class, and it was extremely helpful. Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by Philip
A good and helpful reader for those learning koine Greek. The format is large and the fonts are readable, easy on the eye. Read morePublished on February 7, 2009 by Szilagyi Mircea