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Intermediate New Testament Greek: A Linguistic and Exegetical Approach Hardcover – Illustrated, October 26, 1994
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- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0805410597
- ISBN-13 : 978-0805410594
- Dimensions : 6.31 x 0.87 x 9.31 inches
- Publisher : B&H Academic; Illustrated edition (October 26, 1994)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #779,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Yes, he has employed some nontraditional terms, but isn't that what scholarship is all about?
As someone who has done graduate work in NT Greek, I find this work to be a great addition to the study of NT Greek.
1) Young has an interesting, and odd, tendency to list only the English translation of passages that aremeant as a Greek grammatical example. thus one has to find the passage to see if his usage is accurate.
2) He changes terminology from that which is commonly used by other scholars. thus one has to get used to his own (idiosyncratic) usages and then compare them against the "normal" usages.
3) He often included exegetically debated texts as his prooftexts for particular usages, and then does not say that they are debatable.
All of these devalue the usage of this grammar. Also he follows speech act theory very closely. which means he not only sees the aorist as not having a time aspect, but rarely sees time aspect mattering in tense at all. However, one should consider the fact that an author in any language can use a verb in an alternate tense to make it more vivid or to bring about a point. This does not invalidate a rule, because one has to know the normal usage to expect the abnormal one.
Where this grammar is most useful is in preposition and conjunction usages. His compiled lists of common usages for conjunctions and prepositions save frequent trips to the lexicon. They also represent the one area of clear superiority over even Wallace's "Beyond the Basics."
This volume should be on every shelf in every Greek professors library in the world. Failing this, a great volume of meaning shall be lost by even the most astute Greek students/scholars of Alexandrian Greek.