Sunday, 20 July 2008

Learning to read the NT in Greek

As I noticed that my post about learning New Testament Greek with Word frequency is often visited I also wanted to mention that I found the following edition of the New Testament very helpful: "A Reader's Greek New Testament", published by Zondervan.


It is a UBS based Greek NT but has every word which is used less than 30 times translated into English at the bottom of the page. This is very helpful in starting to read the text.


Where interlinear can make one too lazy, this is a really good help. I am not a very quick learner of languages, and as such try to read every day the Gospel of the day in Greek to work on my Vocabulary, but fairly soon after starting to learn the words occurring more than 30 times it is possible to make sense out of the text!


The ISBN is 0-310-24888-4, and is available fom Amazone.

Update: I now have an iPhone/iPad/iTouch App in the AppStore, which makes it very easy to practice vocabulary. It includes Latin, Greek and Hebrew: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idoms-vocab/id493804005?mt=8

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