Biblical Greek at Concord Baptist Church

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

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!

Wednesday
12/03/2008

by glenn

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts


Dan Wallace has started a great foundation for the study of NT Manuscripts. I encourage you to visit the site here.  I’ve added it to the side bar under the abbreviation CSNTM. Here below is the “about” information from the web site:

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The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM), under the umbrella of The Center for the Research of Early Christian Documents (CRECD), exists for the following purposes:

  1. To make digital photographs of extant Greek New Testament manuscripts so that such images can be preserved, duplicated without deterioration, and accessed by scholars doing textual research.
  2. To utilize developing technologies (OCR, MSI, etc.) to read these manuscripts and create exhaustive collations.
  3. To analyze individual scribal habits in order to better predict scribal tendencies in any given textual problem.
  4. To publish on various facets of New Testament textual criticism
  5. To develop electronic tools for the examination and analysis of New Testament manuscripts.
  6. To cooperate with other institutes in the great and noble task of determining the wording of the autographa of the New Testament.
Monday
12/01/2008

by glenn

Reliability of the New Testament

For any of you interested in learning more about the transmission of the New Testament Scriptures and their reliability throughout the centuries, I encourage everyone to take an hour out of their day and watch this video presentation by Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries.

It is very informative and very practical for those of you studying the New Testament in Greek, especially if you are using a UBS or NA27 that has manuscript footnotes and frequencies. Enjoy the video and let me know what you think if you have the chance.

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!

Wednesday
10/01/2008

by glenn

Audio: Chapter 23

This past Sunday we covered chapter 23 on first aorist verbs. It was a good overview and very helpful in understanding the difference between first and second aorist constructions. Next week we will be reviewing both Aorist verb forms and practicing our translating skills.