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It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek Paperback – September 1, 1998
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Without any question, you should read Black's book first.
First of all, "It's Still Greek to Me" is just plain fun to read (which is not something that can be said of very many grammar books!). Yet, all the wit and excellent writing are not merely to entertain - but reveal Prof. Black as a genuine master teacher who makes NT Greek grammar not only clear but memorable.
For students who are just finishing their first year of Greek, this book should be started as soon as you turn in your last paper for the semester - and definitely before you begin your second year of Greek or your first NT exegesis course.
If your school uses Dan Wallace's highly regarded "Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics" for intermediate Greek, you would still be VERY wise to read Black first. Much of the value of Wallace's work is the enormous number of actual texts that he interacts with. Unfortunately, this can cause students to miss the forest for the trees. By reading Black first, you will better be able to appreciate both the forest and the trees.
NT Professors are strongly encouraged to add "It's Still Greek to Me" to their "highly recommended" and "required" reading lists that they provide to their students.
David Black has a relaxed style and uses some terrible puns, all of which goes to making a complex subject easier to learn.
He covers topics in sufficient depth - and avoids getting bogged down in detail. Every category is backed up with examples from the Greek NT, which is very useful.
I found the chapters on infinitives and participles and clauses especially helpful and worthwhile.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is so much better than Mounce when you start out. Gives a clear, easy to read explanation of grammar. Helps to understand any other Greek textbook. Highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Emily N.
I have enjoyed this book. I have finished a semester of Greek at a Seminary and am now teaching myself at home. This book is easy to understand.Published 5 months ago by Lili jones
This text was more helpful to me than the other three intermediate texts I have. The refresher of English grammar at the beginning was especially helpful in that it has been years... Read morePublished 6 months ago by James L Cahours
My formal Greek studies were a number of decades ago. I very much enjoy study of languages and mathematics, so I study for enjoyment as much as for practical uses. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
A fantastic help for those up and coming Greek grammarians like myself. If you are advanced, you will find it a great refresher. If you are just learning, it can't be passed up.Published 9 months ago by Jonathan Sheeley
An excellent book to continue with in your studies of Greek. Get his _Learn To Read New Testament Greek_ as a companion.Published 15 months ago by Gary G. Mckirchy
Its still Greek to me, STILL...
If 2.5 was an option, that would be more precise. Black's book teaches grammar like my grandma teaches cooking, communicating over generalized... Read more