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A Primer of Biblical Greek

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Though a number of texts for teaching Biblical Greek now exist, most are plagued by various deficiencies that detract from effective instruction within the time limits set by most college and seminary programs. This new primer by N. Clayton Croy offers a succinct, single-volume introduction to Biblical Greek that has already been tested in classrooms around the country.Tak ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published September 9th 1999 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published July 31st 1999)
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Kaleb Miears
Made it through my first year of Biblical Greek.
Brad Atchison
May 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Croy has its uses. I have heard it is great for classes where you have a lot of interaction. However, if you were like me, who had to learn the language in 10 weeks on an online course, this is not a good book to use.

-Assignments come in with the book
-Considerable interaction with the New Testament right away, which is a plus
-Great for class room interaction when used supplemental material.
-Free access to Review Guide at the end of each chapter at Eerdemas.

-I'm not the biggest fan of
Karla Goforth Abreu
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Although the basics are covered, the explanations are very difficult to understand and the exercises within the chapters are too far advanced. The translation, from the beginning, is preposterous for a beginner. To the author's credit, there are other exercises which one can access online and print out, that are easier.
Aug 15, 2007 rated it liked it
For all my complaining about him, Croy has actually written a good introduction to Biblical Greek. If this is the text you're using, rest assured that you'll be given ample opportunities to try out what you learn with each lesson. The practice/review sentences are very helpful.
Read this back in the fall during Elementary Greek, but reading through again to review during Exegesis class now. Thought it was pretty good the first time through, and execellent as a resource for review.
Jul 29, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truth, I am reading this cover to cover. From it I am learning biblical Greek, sort of... sort of again. It is listed here simply so I can get credit for the fact that I am actually reading the entire thing, as is required of me.
Ben Aurich
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Much more accessible than Lambdin's book for Hebrew, but better geared for aided learning, rather than independent study. Can be overly technical at times.
Jeremy Tuholski
Good source to use alongside other Biblical Greek learning tools.
Sep 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well organized, easy to understand, good exercises from both the NT and LXX. You could actually use this grammar to teach yourself NT Greek.
Sep 04, 2008 rated it it was ok
good greek text book
Danielle Rossell
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great for classroom learning
Franklin Tait
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I like Croy's method a lot. Not for a learn it yourself person however.
Emma Morgan
This is a great book to use to learn Biblical Greek. Fairly easy to understand and read.
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is easy to read and understand which is great for online students who have to do a lot of self teaching. The book also has some online supplements that are helpful as well.
Ben Laur
May 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Its strength is also its weakness: brevity.
Mother Melania
The book itself is very good. But the Kindle edition is hard to use. It would be nice if the "Go To" bar allowed me to go immediately to a particular chapter.
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