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Greek Is Good Grief: Laying the Foundation for Exegesis and Exposition
Designed as a textbook for teaching introductory Greek grammar and syntax, Greek Is Good Grief uses a graded database, beginning with the simpler Greek of John 1, moving to Mark 8 as an example of middle level Greek, and concluding with 1 Thessalonians 1-2 as representative of Paul's style. Working from that database, the chapters introduce first those forms that occur mos ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Wipf & Stock Publishers
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I really enjoyed working through this Greek grammar. Perhaps what sets it apart from other approaches I’ve seen is that it drives the student almost immediately into the text. The unit-by-unit vocabulary revolves around the passage in question, and not so much the usual approach of most grammars, namely to focus on vocabulary that occurs most frequently in the entirety of the New Testament. The drawback with this approach is that sometimes students are interacting with concepts that they haven’t ...more
Dr. John D. Harvey is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Columbia International University Seminary & School of Ministry in Columbia, SC. He earned his Doctor of Theology degree from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. His previous books include Listening to the Text: Oral Patterning in Paul’s Letters, Greek is Good Grief: Laying the Foundation for Exegesis and Exposition, and A ...moreMore about John D. Harvey