- Hardcover: 796 pages
- Publisher: VTR Publications (August 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3941750240
- ISBN-13: 978-3941750241
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,059,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Greek New Testament for Beginning Readers: Byzantine Textform & Verb Parsing
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I find this both helpful and confusing. Among other things it greatly increases the bulk of the book and requires a smaller type font for the running text. I would prefer to see fewer footnotes and a larger text font for easier reading.
One very helpful feature for the beginning reader is the listing on more than thirty pages of every verb form used in the NT -- the form seen in the text, followed by its parsing and lexical form -- so there can never be any confusion about what the verb is.
Altogether, even with a few quibbles, I find this a very useful addition to the list of NT Greek study materials.
I would also guess, that many, if not most, pastors don't even know that there is such a thing as a readers edition of the Greek New Testament. If they did, books like this would fly off the shelves. I stumbled across a review of The Greek NT for Beginning Readers: Byzantine Textform on the internet, and found it on Amazon and bought it immediately.
When I got it in the mail, I started reading it, and before long I had made my way through a chapter without consulting any other book. I've done (several times) something I've never done with a Greek Testament: took it to bed and read it before going to sleep. This book helps you do the thing that will increase your Greek skills immeasurably: Read!! The more you read, the stronger is your vocabulary and recognition of grammatical forms.
Readers' Greek New Testament is far more helpful than an interlinear, because unfortunately, with an interlinear, most people can't avoid looking at the translation below the word. With a Reader's Edition, the definitions and parsing info are separated from the text as footnotes, which causes your eye to stay with the Greek text. The result is that you get more and more familiar with the text the more you use it. My copy has been constantly at hand since I got it, and will be for a long time.
There are Reader's Gk Testaments based on the NA27 text edition, and before I found this, I was thinking of buying one of those. But once I discovered this edition of the Byzantine Textform it was no contest for me. Definitions and parsing info for words appearing 1-49 times in the NT appear as footnotes under the text (first the parsing, then underneath that, the definitions). All the words occurring 50 or more times are defined and parsed in the appendices which contain an abbreviated lexicon, and an Alphabetical list of verbforms and their parsings. This means you can sit in your livingroom with your Greek NT and read without having to dig around in grammars or lexicons (except, of course, for the fun of discovering further information).
So Pastors (and others who also want to bone up on their NT Greek) I highly recommend this book. If you use it, within two months your Greek muscles will be as buff as a pair of six-pack abs.
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1.) Easy to read for a non-specialist.