Sincere question... Re: Learning Biblical Greek

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T Gerold Castle | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 12 2019 11:52 AM

So, due to some personal issues (health) in my life, I find myself with quite a bit more time than before. I am wondering if it is possible to REALLY learn Biblical Greek using Logos and Logos resources ALONE?

If this is possible, would some that are in the know give me an idea of what resources would be required to get started?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 12 2019 12:30 PM

See here: https://www.logos.com/biblical-languages 

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 12 2019 2:08 PM

T Gerold Castle:

So, due to some personal issues (health) in my life, I find myself with quite a bit more time than before. I am wondering if it is possible to REALLY learn Biblical Greek using Logos and Logos resources ALONE?

If this is possible, would some that are in the know give me an idea of what resources would be required to get started?

I believe it is possible. My advice to you is to start with a basic minimum and reward yourself for persistence by building on your initial purchase. I recommend you buy Larry W. Richards Learn to Read Greek in 30 Days

https://www.logos.com/product/20260/read-greek-in-30-days-or-less-new-testament-old-testament-apocrypha-philo-church-fathers a Greek New Testament UBS5 or NA28 and a good Greek lexicon, I recommend BDAG. 

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 12 2019 6:47 PM

In follow-up to Beloved, you might buy instead of the two (excellent) Greek Testaments he recommends the new Tyndale House Greek New Testament https://www.logos.com/product/165945/the-greek-new-testament-produced-at-tyndale-house-cambridge  And perhaps more suitable for  your purposes would be Friberg, Friberg, and Miller's Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament https://www.logos.com/product/1788/analytical-lexicon-of-the-greek-new-testament

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Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 14 2019 6:04 AM

While BDAG is certainly the standard Greek Lexicon, it isn't the first resource I would recommend you purchase.  You have to walk before you can run and crawl before you walk.  In light of that, take a look at this resource https://www.logos.com/product/40499/greek-for-the-rest-of-us-2nd-ed  Mounce is an accomplished Greek professor who has produced a standard textbook with accompanying videos (which would be your next step after this book).  But this resource is designed with people like you in mind...people who want to know at least enough Greek to understand the New Testament better, but who can't take an actual class.  I think you'll find this is the resource you were looking for and it will help you decide what resources you'll want to add as you learn more (including BDAG eventually).  As you learn more about the Greek language take the time to look at the notes in the NET Bible (also available on Logos)...you'll be able to appreciate the New Testament notes a lot more, the more you get through the book.

(Although I have personally studied undergraduate and graduate level Greek, I have also endeavored to teach my daughter the basics of Greek using Mounce's resources)

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 14 2019 8:44 AM

T Gerold Castle:

I am wondering if it is possible to REALLY learn Biblical Greek using Logos and Logos resources ALONE?

Using any method or resource (and Logos is well stocked) interaction with teachers or learning buddies (especially those who have mastered the language to a higher level) can be a great help. You're forced to cogitate, digest and explain.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 3 2019 2:37 PM

JT (alabama24):

Added to Logos Wiki => Learn Biblical Greek (on right side See also)

Resource => Learning New Testament Greek Now and Then includes many sentence diagramming examples.

Paul:
In light of that, take a look at this resource https://www.logos.com/product/40499/greek-for-the-rest-of-us-2nd-ed  Mounce is an accomplished Greek professor who has produced a standard textbook with accompanying videos (which would be your next step after this book). 

Textbook 4th Edition => Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 4th Edition and 3rd Edition => Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 3rd ed. include "The Professor"

Audio of vocabulary words => Basics of Biblical Greek Vocabulary (audio)

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