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Most Excellent Resource!
on June 5, 2015
As probably with most others, I bought this book to improve my Greek vocabulary, intending to use the frequency list. But this book is so much more than just the frequency list. The number of vocabulary lists found here is truly impressive and a lot of them are very useful. For example, the first part of the book is on cognate words. This is an excellent way to improve one's vocabulary with minimal memorization work. It also helps a student see how words are related.
The two lists mentioned above are the longest ones. There are very many shorter lists and exploring them is delightful. I was surprised the author would take the time to compile all of them. It must have been a lot of work. The list of verbs in their principal parts includes every single verb. I was very surprised and pleased to find lists for postpositives, 1st declension masculine nouns, 2nd declension feminine nouns, 2nd declension masculine and feminine nouns, 2nd declension masculine and neuter noun (just one), 3rd declension masculine and feminine nouns and even a 3rd declension masculine, feminine and neuter noun!
Another wonderful thing about this book is the way words are translated into English. I often find that the English meanings given are easy to use and fit well in my attempts to translate Scripture, much more so than those given by Mounce's Analytical Lexicon. So this book makes a convenient, handy dictionary as well.
I feel that in the years ahead, as my grasp of Greek improves, there is no book other than the Greek text itself that will prove to be as essential as this grey book.