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Susan W. Murphy | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Mar 26 2020 8:51 PM

Years ago I took a semester of Greek in Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and wish I had taken 2 years of Greek but it was my senior year so I only got a semester.  Lately I've had a desire to relearn the language.  I have the book "A Beginning Greek Grammar" by Fredrick J. Long in Logos and also have the workbook.  This looks like a good book to use in relearning the language.  Has anyone used this book and also do you have a recommendation of any other book in learning Greek?

Also, I'm trying out the Greek tutor for the alphabet in Logos.  Which is the best Greek to study:  Koine, Modern, or what?  Thanks. 

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 26 2020 9:00 PM

As an aside, are you a Faithlife Connect subscriber? Logos has a few Greek Mobile Ed courses which you could take for free.

https://www.logos.com/mobile-ed/courses#languages

My top three Logos 9 Wishlist items: Carta, Dark mode, and Hebrew audio bible, please.

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Susan W. Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 26 2020 9:25 PM

Do you have to pay anything to be a Faithlife Connect subscriber?  I don't think I'm a subscriber.

I just checked out the web address you gave for the free Greek Mobile Ed courses.  The first one was Mobile Ed: GK091 Interactive Greek Alphabet (Koine) for $4.99.

The next one was for $29.73 Same title except it didn't say what kind of Greek.  And then the prices were real high for the other courses mentioned.

So, where are the free courses?

Also, which kind of Greek should I Koine or what?

Thanks,

Susan Murphy

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 26 2020 9:57 PM

Susan W. Murphy:
So, where are the free courses?

One of the benefits of Faithlife Connect is that you get to choose two (varies depending on tier) courses per year (to temporarily access for 6 months for free).

Susan W. Murphy:
Do you have to pay anything to be a Faithlife Connect subscriber?  I don't think I'm a subscriber.

It’s the replacement for the Logos Now subscription, which was $99/year.

https://connect.faithlife.com/pricing

I believe the free trial is extended to 60 days, due to “these extraordinary times.” You could try it out, and check out a course for free too. GK101 is the Biblical Greek language course, while LA181 is more about how to use Logos’ tools and features while learning Greek.

Susan W. Murphy:
Also, which kind of Greek should I Koine or what?

Not having any knowledge of Greek, I have no idea, sorry.

I’ve taken the Hebrew language Mobile Ed course, and assume the Greek one is as beneficial.

I’m sure others will have recommendations regarding your specific questions.

My top three Logos 9 Wishlist items: Carta, Dark mode, and Hebrew audio bible, please.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 27 2020 3:24 AM

Susan W. Murphy:
Also, which kind of Greek should I Koine or what?

Kairos: A Beginning Greek Grammar (Long, 2005) includes The Development of Greek in Chapter 2 (noticed end of Chapter usually includes Biblical Case in Point while William D. Mounce tends to begin a Greek Grammar Chapter with Exegetical insight)

Faithlife's Learn Biblical Greek => https://www.logos.com/how-to/learn-biblical-greek includes links to several self-study online courses.

Another author to consider is William D. Mounce whose => Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 4th ed. was updated in 2019. Personally have Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 3rd ed. (2009) that includes:

Note: learning Greek can give a new meaning to phrase: "That's Greek to Me" (since can read parts of Greek New Testament while other parts are Greek to me)

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 27 2020 5:00 AM

Susan W. Murphy:
Which is the best Greek to study:  Koine, Modern, or what?

Assuming you are wanting to know Greek for Bible study you will want to take Koine Greek. That is the Greek of the New Testament.

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