B&H Academic’s Going Deeper with New Testament Greek book & chart view – rating 9.6

B&H Academic's Going Deeper GreekI have a hard time resisting a good book that covers ways to better understand Scripture in a progressively deeper manner.  I was very pleased when I was able to get a copy of B&H Academic’s “Going Deeper with New Testament Greek” by Andreas J. Köstenberger, Benjamin L Merkle and Robert L. Plummer.  This particular book is  more on an academic / textbook level, but to refine it even more, it is what you would consider a secondary or intermediate level academic book.  It assumes that you have been through one or two classes in Biblical Greek already as it goes over Going Deeper Greek Chart
grammar and syntax of the New Testament.  For any serious student of Greek, this book along with the 6-page foldout chart is a very valuable resource for taking your learning to the intermediate level.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to dive deeper into their understanding of New Testament original language skills.

I received a copy of this book from B&H Academic for me to do a review on it. In full disclosure, I was not required or requested by B&H Academic to write a positive review.

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I would give this book a 9.6 out of my normal 10 point rating scale.  On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a very solid 5 star rating.
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QUICK SUMMARY:

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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 sentences and vocabulary.  But to be honest, I really liked how they did a “Built-In Reader” as they call it where they take a section of Scripture and break it down for the student to work on translation.  I really appreciate how they took so many resources and combined them into a single book that really will take your Greek understanding to the next level.  The chart (separate purchase) is a very nice 6-page laminated folded “cheat sheet” if you will and is keyed off of the book – it covers the syntactical categories covered in the book and also information about NT textual criticism and more.  Together, these two items are invaluable to anyone wanting to go to the next level with their Greek.  Highly recommended.  I received a copy of this book and chart in exchange for my honest review.

DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK

Type of Book: Original Language Studies
Publisher: B&H Academic / Lifeway
Publication Date: June 1, 2016
ISBN-13 of Book Reviewed: 978-1433679087 (9781433649851 for the companion chart)
Price for the Book:  At the time of writing this review, the cheapest place to get this book is from Christianbook.com. They have it for $34.99 – suggested retail from the publisher is $49.99. Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges.

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679082: Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament
By A.J. Kostenberger, B.L. Merkle & R.L. Plummer / B&H AcademicOnce you’ve mastered the basics of a foreign language, then the fun begins. These skilled authors delve into intricate aspects of Koine Greek, so you can move toward full-fledged exegesis. Covers textual criticism, verbal aspect, sentence diagramming, discourse analysis, word studies, and more. 512 pages, hardcover. B&H.

Price for the accompanying Chart:  At the time of writing this review, the cheapest place to get the supplemental chart is from Christianbook.com. They have it for $5.49 – suggested retail from the publisher is $6.99. Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges.

If you would like to purchase this book, please support my page and purchase by clicking any of the links to Christianbook.com on this page like the one below.  If you want to get this book in an e-book format, Click Here.

649851: Charts for Intermediate Greek Grammar and Syntax Charts for Intermediate Greek Grammar and Syntax

Keyed to K&ouml;stenberger, Merkle, and Plummer’s best-selling Going Deeper with New Testament Greek, Charts for Intermediate Greek Grammar and Syntax is the premier “cheat sheet” for Greek syntax and exegesis.

This set of folding laminated pages covers all traditional syntactical categories (for example, uses of the genitive, rules about the Greek article, possible translations of the imperfect tense), as well as information about New Testament textual criticism, current summaries on Verbal Aspect debates, and steps on doing Greek word studies. Each syntactical category includes an example from the Greek New Testament (with Greek text quoted) and an accompanying English translation. The specific word or phrase in question is in bold font in both the Greek and English text.

With these laminated sheets by your side, you will never waste time flipping through your intermediate grammar looking for that syntactical term or grammatical function you can’t quite remember.

Physical Characteristics for Book:

Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.45 (inches)
Number of Pages: 512
Author:Andreas J. Kostenberger, Benjamin Merkle & Robert Plummer

Physical Characteristics for Chart:

Binding:Laminated & Folded 6-page “map”
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Number of Pages:6
Author:Andreas J. Kostenberger, Benjamin Merkle & Robert Plummer

Typeface and Print:

The ease of reading this book (and chart) was very good. Good printing and opaque paper make this easy to read the text on every page with very little show-through.

Ease of Use:

Readability of this book was very good.  It is very thorough and I really appreciated the efforts that went into organizing this material.  I think this is possibly the best “next step” to follow introductory Greek.

ADDED BONUS for Students AND Teachers: You can get some great additional resources to help you with learning Greek from the publisher by clicking HERE

Book Contents

Preface
A Tribute to A. T. Robertson
Abbreviations
Chapter 1 – The Greek Language & Textual Criticism
Chapter 2 – Nominative, Vocative & Accusative Cases
Chapter 3 – Genetive Case
Chapter 4 – Dative Case
Chapter 5 – The Article & Adjective
Chapter 6 – Verbs: Overview, Subjunctives & Imperatives
Chapter 7 – Tense & Verbal Aspect
Chapter 8 – Present, Imperfect & Future Indicatives
Chapter 9 – Aorist, Perfect & Pluperfect Indicatives
Chapter 10 – Participles
Chapter 11 – Infinitives
Chapter 12 – Pronouns, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Adverbs & Particles
Chapter 13 – Sentences, Diagramming & Discourse Analysis
Chapter 14 – Word Studies
Chapter 15 – Continuing with Greek
Appendix 1: Frequent New Testament Vocabulary
Appendix 2: Noun and Article Charts: A Survey of 12 Grammars
Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

Company Summary:

From the publisher’s website: B&H Academic, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is dedicated to providing resources for undergraduate and graduate theological education.
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