Amazon Vehicles Up to 80 Percent Off Textbooks Amazon Fashion Learn more Discover it $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Health, Household and Grocery Back to School Totes Summer-Event-Garden Amazon Cash Back Offer ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis Celine Dion Shop Now STEM
Customer Review

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource, February 26, 2009
By 
This review is from: Philippians: A Greek Student's Intermediate Reader (Paperback)
For those in active ministry, maintaining proficiency in Greek after seminary can be difficult. Hectic schedules and impossible work loads keep ministers struggling just to study for sermons, much less have time to work directly with the Greek text.

Jerry Sumney has designed a work intended to help those who have completed one year of Koine Greek read effective and intelligently through the Greek text of Philippians. Serving as Professor of Biblical Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary (a Disciple's of Christ school), Sumney's stated goal is to "assist those who use [this book] on their path to reading the Greek text of the New Testament with clearer and deeper understanding" (p xx). Understanding that language is easily forgotten if not used, the author attempts to provide a work that will enable the Greek student to bring to mind what has been previously learned while introducing them to more advanced examples of grammar and syntax.

However, this is not a "workbook". Instead, it is essentially a commentary on the Greek text of Philippians. Sumney uses the Greek of this letter to highlight grammatical aspects of Koine Greek and then disusses their bearing upon interpretation. Important grammatical terms and constructions are highlighted in bold and lexical definitions are given the first time key words appear. The Greek text used is that of the United Bible Society's 4th edition, which is immediately followed by a fresh translation.

The format of the work runs very similar to that of a technical commentary. Those familiar with the older works of men like H.G.D. Moule, Lightfoot, and Eadie will find much similarity in the present volume (though certainly this volume is more user friendly to intermediate student's of Greek). Because of this, the work has value not only to those wishing to increase their proficiency in Greek, but also pastor's who are preaching through this letter.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details