Biblical Greek at Concord Baptist Church

Learning the Basics of Biblical Greek for the Glory of Jesus Christ

Sunday
04/19/2009

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 33

Today we discussed the chapter in Mounce that covered the Greek imperative. The imperative is a non-indicative verb form that is used when making a command to another human (i.e. – Eat!) or when one is entreating God to do something (i.e. – “Give us this day…”). The Greek imperative only occurs in 2nd and 3rd person, present and aorist tenses. The main difference between the tenses for the imperative is that the present tense displays “continuous” action and the aorist tense displays “undefined” action.

As usual, the mp3 is linked below to this post. Please leave any questions or comments you have in the comments section below.

Monday
04/06/2009

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 32

The audio from chapter 32 is embedded below in this post. This past Sunday we covered the Greek infinitive. The infinitive is a verbal noun and it’s different forms are indeclinable. The previous week we covered the Greek subjunctive, but unfortunately we didn’t have a recorder for the class. Please post any comments or questions you have below. Enjoy!

Sunday
03/08/2009

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 30

Sorry it took so long to get this posted, but I’ve been having some upload issues on my computer lately and I’ve finally gotten it resovled… I hope!  🙂

Well, this audio address a few topics: The Perfect Participle, the Genative Absolute, and Periphrastic Constructions. Isn’t that a mouth full! But it’s not too bad and their fairly straightforward in all their explanations.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday
02/16/2009

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 28

Well, long time… no post! So, here is the latest and greatest class lecture. After a month off and a month of review, we have finally made it back to some new material. This week we reviewed a little about participles and started covering the aorist adverbial participle. We had some good conversation about translating the aorist, especially towards the end with the workbook excercises. Please post a comment with any questions. Enjoy!

Sunday
11/23/2008

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 26 & 27

Last week we introduced participles in chapter 26 and then we covered Present Participles in chapter 27. This is a new step in the Greek forms and its a very import topic for us to learn as we continue our path to becoming competent in the Greek language of the New Testament. Important to know about particples is that they are verbal adjectives. This means that there are verbal aspects and adjectival aspects that form a given particple. Enjoy the audio and please let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday
11/09/2008

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 25

Last week we covered chapter 25 on the Perfect verb tense. It was a very informative class and we dealt a good deal with verbal aspect and the problem of the Perfect tense at the beginning of our time together. I hope you will all know this form well because it is a very important form for narrative Scripture in the New Testament. It is not a hard form to recognize, in my opinion, so it ends up being fairly easy to learn from that standpoint. Please leave your questions and comments below. God bless you as you study His Word!

Sunday
11/09/2008

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 24

Two weeks ago (given that I’ve waited so long to post it) we covered chapter 24 on the Aorist and Future Passive forms of the greek verbs. This was a good chapter to start wrapping up the loos ends of all our verb tenses that we have studied so far. It’s not that pleseant to add even more forms with new tense formatives and “slightly” different personal endings… but nevertheless, we must do it anyway! Please post any questions you have that were not answered in the audio. Thanks!