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Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament

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From their decades of combined teaching experience, Andreas J. Köstenberger, Benjamin L. Merkle, and Robert L. Plummer have produced an ideal resource enabling students to improve their skills so they may properly read, exegete, and apply the Greek New Testament. Designed for those with a basic knowledge of Greek, Going Deeper with New Testament Greek is a user-friendly te ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published June 1st 2016 by B Academic (first published May 1st 2015)
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Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Some typesetting and other editorial issues. Otherwise a helpful text. The "Reading the New Testament" sections were particularly helpful. ...more
Lance Crandall
Mar 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Pulls some of the best from all the other intermediate Greek books out there. Probably not as in-depth as some would like.
Rex Blackburn
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just great. It is so helpfully laid out for the student. I'll reference this book again and again! ...more
Michael Harshman
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This intermediate academic book on New Testament Greek is aimed toward an audience that has already done the basics at Greek including common vocabulary, foundational principles of syntax and have done some translating of New Testament Scriptures. It really is written more toward the college or seminar students in a sequential manner that actually makes this book fun to follow along. The authors do an excellent job of laying out the purpose of each chapter, providing examples and practice with s ...more
May 03, 2022 rated it liked it
I did not read the whole book, but the hour I have spent within its pages has been very helpful in understanding koine Greek. Köstenberger, Merkle, and Plummer have added a helpful tool to the Greek grammar toolbox. Their summary charts and information at the end of each chapter are very helpful. The authors also write in a manner that flows and is easy to follow. The final chapter is particularly helpful because it suggests many practical applications for becoming a life-long Greek student (Mer ...more
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Easily my favorite Greek textbook/resource I’ve used to date. It’s extremely student-friendly: comprehensive without being overwhelming; ends every chapter with practice exercises, vocab lists, and an exegesis of a GNT passage; and is often downright ENJOYABLE to read. The authors’ exhibit a pastoral focus, regularly showing where the rubber meets the road and how the study of the Greek text directly impacts one’s life and ministry. Highly recommended for pastors and Greek students.
Simon Wartanian
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent grammar, very accessible, and understandable. The authors are clear on the definition of terms and employ web addresses and many other grammarians to help. The wealth of resources available at is a testimony to the passion the authors have for God's Word and Greek.

I especially loved the "Reading the New Testament" sections and the chapter summaries provided in tables.
Kevin O’Connor
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dr Plummer is my greek Prof so I am probably biased. That being said, this book is well written and gives lots of examples for each of the grammatical and syntactical concepts it discusses. This was our textbook for our Greek Syntax and Exegesis class (a.k.a. Intermediate Greek).
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one reference material that you absolutely need in your Greek studies. While other studies focus on the morphology (study of words and forms), this source looks more into syntax (the use of those words in sentences). This is a resource to which I will return often.
Dustin Witmer
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Definitely my favorite intermediate Greek textbook. This is one of the few books that is actually readable straight through. Wallace’s GGBB is a goldmine for sure, but books like that are more of a reference. This is the first intermediate grammar I would recommend anybody.
Peter Sontag
Jul 01, 2022 rated it really liked it
Overall a good continuation after the beginning Greek textbook. It gets you to the place where you can translate 1 John and the Gospel of John which is really encouraging. I wish there was more on diagramming the epistles and the longer teachings of Jesus which helps for sermon prep.
Jay Budzilowski
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great textbook
Jackson Brooks
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A solid intermediate Greek grammar. Much more enjoyable to read than Wallace's book, though certainly less comprehensive. ...more
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Super helpful book for learning Greek. It was easy to read and helped in understanding the greek New Testament better.
Logan Prettyman
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: greek
This is only for those familiar with the basics of Koine Greek, but deeply insightful and practical in reading the NT in its original language.
Dane Rich
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this textbook, it was concise and also had great charts at the end of the chapters that could be referenced at any time.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very helpful resource that was easy to understand.
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I found this textbook to be more accessible than Daniel Wallace's textbook. I've used it to create my own intermediate Greek Grammar need-to-know sheet. ...more
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A great resource for NT Greek professors and students. My full thoughts can be read here: ...more
Feb 05, 2022 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it but it was challenging! Particularly enjoyed the scripture readings and notes. Quite hard going through all the uses of the various cases.
Shane Williamson
2022 reads: 10

Rating: 4.5 stars.

Fantastic resource.
Mason Bramer
Sep 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Excellently accomplishes what it set out to do.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great resource, surprisingly readable, and does a nice job connecting technical aspects of syntax and grammar to their larger biblical and exegetical implications.
John Kight
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Going Deeper with New Testament Greek by Andreas J. Köstenberger, Benjamin L. Merkle, and Robert L. Plummer is a refreshing alternative to some of the more commonly used intermediate Greek grammars on the market. Köstenberger, Merkle, and Plummer have provided the reader with a unique collaborative effort that is both sensitive to the ongoing needs of the classroom and conscious of the impending deficiency within the developing genre of intermediate Greek grammars. This accomplishment has quickl ...more
Drake Hyman
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic intermediate Greek grammar. It's well-organized and arranged so as to coincide with a semester of seminary (15 chapters for 15 weeks). Each chapter consists of a grammatical feature of Koine Greek (e.g. the Genitive Case) and then explains the authors' designated range of uses for said feature. Each chapter includes a passage from the GNT for the student to translate, along with a vocabulary list (mostly taken from the reading) and an exegetical guide for the passage written ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The study of the original language of scripture is a lost art in the study of the Bible. Yet it is one area that sorely needs correction to understand the depths of the Word of God. As a minister to children, youth, and families I prepare an average of six gospel messages a week, a process which takes most of my work week. Yet when I neglect a study of the original languages the gospel messages suffer because there is a noticeable lack of depth missing due to this neglect.

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Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: language-studies
I found this a helpful intermediate Greek grammar, especially as I worked through it on my own. From what I understand Dan Wallace's book is more popular for intermediate Greek, but many reviews said he put too much information into it, and over-categorized. This book didn't seem to do that. I enjoyed the practice exercises, the Greek passages, and reading notes. I'm not in a position to critique the content really. The only thing I would like to have is an 'answer key' for the practice exercise ...more
Filip Sekkelsten
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gresk
A fantastic book for intermediate Greek students. Very helpful with many examples, and written like a textbook rather than a reference book. It reads well and there is available helpful materials online to supplement the book. A good variety of texts were investigated, and the questions at the end of the chapter helps one test the knowledge acquired in the chapter.
Allen Tsai
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: languages
A solid contribution and valuable resource for any pastor's library. It's not as intimidating as Wallace's BtB and is able to efficiently cover the same range of material. I liked the structure of each chapter and find it more accessible for learning and reviewing. ...more
R.F. Gammon
Finally done. At last, at last, at long last. Got an A on the class though :)
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