Best Greek Grammar for a new Greek student

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Doug | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 26 2010 6:46 PM

I'm wanting to start seriously learning the Greek language.  I know the alphabet and can pronounce most words pretty well by reading them.  I would like some advise on what you guys think is the best grammar for a new student.  Thanks,


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Doug | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 26 2010 6:48 PM

I should have mentioned that I have a $50 limiit.  Someone gave me a gift card and I can't think of a better way to use it.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 26 2010 6:55 PM

What's your background in learning foreign languages?

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Doug | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 26 2010 7:00 PM

I've read most of Mounce's "Basics of Biblical Greek."  I was starting college classes about the same time I should have been getting serious about progressing in that book.  I've used logos to learn most of what I know.  Again, I can pronounce most words by sight (slightly slow but can do it).  I love the syntax graphs and use LN a lot to study the meanings of words in their context.  I have Scholar's Silver and a few other books that I've purchased.

Right now, my Wednesday night Bible class is working through "How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth" but I would like to maybe offer an introductory Greek class where we can all learn together when we finish that book.  So, I'm looking for suggestions.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 26 2010 7:41 PM

Mounce is the most widely used beginning Greek Grammar. Once you've mastered its contents I would move on to Wallace's Intermediate Grammar.

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James Macleod | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 26 2010 9:39 PM

Mounce is the best for self study since you can get a workbook, answer key and the lectures (now available in video format) to go along with the text. It worked for me anyways.

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