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Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook by Rod Decker, ISBN-13: 978-0801039287



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Baker Academic; Workbook edition (November 18, 2014)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 704 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0801039282
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0801039287

From the Back Cover

Reading Koine Greek is readable and user friendly, yet remarkably sophisticated linguistically. Students learn not just forms and paradigms but, far more important, how language works and how the text as a whole functions as a communicative event. Students will also benefit from the hands-on workbook approach, which teaches by using Greek examples from the New Testament, the Septuagint, and other Koine texts. This is a pedagogically effective, accurate, and comprehensive text.”
–Mark L. Strauss, Bethel Seminary San Diego

“A wonderful Koine Greek grammar for the twenty-first century. Unlike most grammars currently in print, Decker’s work is up to date with the cutting-edge issues in Greek linguistics, including verbal aspect, voice, lexical semantics, and pronunciation. This grammar demonstrates clear pedagogical concern, making the material accessible and teachable.”
–Constantine R. Campbell, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Reading Koine Greek reflects the most recent discussion of the Greek language, presented in a clear and practical way. Naturally, it will be especially attractive to Greek instructors in colleges and seminaries who share Decker’s understanding of Greek verbal aspect. Even those who understand the topic differently may be tempted to use this work, given the attractive features of this introductory grammar.”
–Roy E. Ciampa, Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

“It is a joy to see a new textbook in Biblical Greek in keeping with the best of traditional pedagogy that is also attuned to more recent insights into how students learn and how the language works. I am particularly pleased to see Greek voice forms and usage presented in terms of the newly emerging consensus in this area.”
–Carl W. Conrad, Washington University in St. Louis (retired)

“Decker’s decades of experience teaching Greek shine through this beautifully laid-out textbook. It is strongly recommended for teachers who want their students to get a thorough grounding in both Greek and exegesis, as well as for those wanting to recharge their Greek.”
–Stephen C. Carlson, Uppsala University

“Rodney Decker’s consummate skill as both a Greek scholar and a teacher is clearly evident in Reading Koine Greek, which draws heavily on insights from modern linguistics while always remaining very accessible. Students will find using Reading Koine Greek to be like having a master teacher guiding them through the sometimes turbulent waters of learning the language of the New Testament.”
–Martin Culy, editor, Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament

About the Author

Rodney J. Decker (1953-2014) received his ThD from Central Baptist Theological Seminary and served as professor of Greek and New Testament at Baptist Bible Seminary in Pennsylvania. He authored Temporal Deixis of the Greek Verb in the Gospel of Mark with Reference to Verbal Aspect and several major Greek study books, including A Koine Greek Reader and the forthcoming Mark volumes in the Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament.


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