9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2009
I was really excited to get this Greek New Testament in the mail. I am about to finish my first year of Greek at my church and I found that this edition of the GNT has been very encouraging to use. I can recognize almost all of the words that are not included in the running dictionary which makes it possible for me to read through without having to flip through a dictionary for every word. It also includes parsing so you can check yourself using the footnotes and know what you need to brush up on.
If you are a first year student and you don't want to lose what you spent so much time learning I would recommend this edition to you. The paperback is a nice size but I am afraid it will wear out with daily use. That is my only complaint.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The goal of many NT Greek students is to be able to read out of the Greek NT. This may be the only way proficiency in the language will be realized. The task of reading Greek is made much more difficult the more often one has to hunt down a lexicon to look up a definition for an unfamiliar word. Unfortunately, for most people, the lexicon is needed often enough to push them away from even attempting to read the Greek NT for themselves.
Barclay Newman's The UBS Greek New Testament: A Reader's Edition aims to make reading the Greek NT attainable by any Greek student. The New Testament is presented with footnotes for all the difficult words. Every word appearing 30 times or less in the NT will have a definition listed at the bottom of the page. All words appearing more than 30 times are defined in the back of the book in a small Greek-English dictionary. Along with the definitions at the bottom of the page, the words are parsed, and the gender of the word is noted.
It's been several years since I've formally studied Greek. Yet I found this New Testament allowed me to work my way through many passages. I hope to start using it more and more and reinforce the Greek learning I have left!
The softcover version I have is quite nice. It appears quite durable, and has a smooth feel. The paper is almost as thin as you'd find in a typical Bible. It is a compact size which makes it convenient for tucking in your Bible case, or for bringing it along with your English Bible to church. The typesetting is clear, and the format of the footnotes includes the Greek word so as to make it easier to identify which footnote you are looking for. I think the size of the footnotes and the text is just right, not too large or too small.
This handy resource will benefit any who have studied or are interested in studying NT Greek. I can't recommend this tool enough.
My thanks go out to Hendricksen Publishers for providing me with a review copy of this book, at my request.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2010
this bible is the best Greek book that I own. no more reading the Greek text in one book and looking up the translation in scads of other books, all the pertinent meanings of words are right there at the bottom of the page. I hope and pray that the people who put this together do the same for the Septuagint,now THAT would be worth lots of money to people like me who aren't expert in Greek.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2010
This version of the New testament is an excellent study aid for people who are studying Biblical Greek/New Testament. Words that appear less than 30 times in the NT are footnoted at the bottom with definitions and parsing. The definitions are also "paraphrased" to allow for colloquialisms and expressions. It's a very good and easy translation to work with along with other study aids.