How to learn Greek

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Josh Hunt | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 12 2011 7:50 AM

I wrote an article on how to learn Greek using logos and other helps.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 12 2011 10:13 AM

Caution: English is not Greek.  If goal is learning to read Greek, be aware that using an interlinear with Greek and English has range of meaning implications since corresponding words do not have same range of meaning.

For example: in John 1:1 

Ἐν   ἀρχῇ   TM ]   ἦν     λόγος
67.33 67.65 13.69 92.24


verb ἦν is Greek imperfect tense: continuous action in past time.  English verbal system lacks Greek expressiveness; can translate ἦν => "was", "was being", "was existing", etc.

For Greek interlinear display, personally prefer manuscript and Louw-Nida numbers (can hover mouse over Louw-Nida # for range of Greek word meaning in semantic domain context).  For morphology (grammatical tagging), thankful can display morphology line or use visual filters in Logos 4, wiki page Extended Tips for Visual Filters => Examples of visual filters has a Logos Greek Morphology example that works in several Greek New Testaments and English Reverse Interlinear Bibles.  Looking at example, notice Paul using imperative tense (command) in Philippians 4:4-8 (by the way, Philippians 4:8 has middle voice command example; English does not have an equivalent for expressing thinking on these things with resulting behavior changes that provide more incentive to think on these things with continuing cyclical interaction).

Logos offers video series with 3rd year Greek study insights => Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 12 2011 4:37 PM

Josh Hunt:

I wrote an article on how to learn Greek using logos and other helps.

Welcome to the forums Josh! (or at least the first post i've seen from you).  always a pleasure to learn from you!


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