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Hello everyone. I'm new to this site. Forgive me if this has been addressed elsewhere. I just recently started Basic's of Biblical Greek. I've breezed through most of the material but chapter 10 is giving me a hard time. When looking at a 3rd decl. noun, is there anyway to tell the gender or is it just simply memorization? Thanks.
I am new to Greek and am currently using Mounce/BBG. I have read on this forum that BBG does not cover all that I need in learning Greek. So I am wondering if anybody has any suggestions for a good beginners textbook that would go perfectly and give me what I am missing with BBG. (Remember I am new to Greek) and also need a basic English guide as it relates to Greek.
"Ἡ ἀγάπη οὐδέποτε πίπτει· εἴτε δὲ προφητεῖαι καταργηθήσονται· εἴτε γλῶσσαι παύσονται· εἴτε γνῶσις καταργηθήσεται."(1 Cor 13:8) Is the verb “Παύσονται” a future tense middle voice verb or a middle deponent? Is there any difference in meaning?
Does anyone have any idea where I can hear/follow along in Greek of the reading of 1st John? I have Bill Mounce reading 1st John 1:5 - 2:5 but would like to follow along with the rest of the book. Thanks!
Mounce's BBG is far and away the most popular textbook in seminaries today. And while I used it successfully in my independent studies of Greek, the deeper I go into my continuing studies of the language the more I realize that BBG is not able to adequately prepare students to really dig into Greek.
Obviously, as the title and the author's rationale statement clearly state, the textbook is not meant to give a student everything ...
By way of a background, I passed Greek 3 (Attic) about seven years ago; over the last several months, after deciding to bring my Greek back up to speed, I've worked my way through Mounce's grammar and workbook. Koine is very hard, but easier than Attic! After getting through Mounce, I picked up Rodney Decker's Koine Greek Reader, along with Black's intermediate grammar and the short New Testament lexicon from the University of Chicago Press. ...