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Are you learning New Testament Greek with Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek? Here's where you can meet other learners using this textbook. Use this board to ask questions and post your work for feedback. Use this forum too to discuss all things Koine, LXX & New Testament Greek including grammar, syntax, textbook talk and more.

New Basics of Biblical Greek software?

I heard from a professor I've been meeting with recently that Mounce is working on a new version of Basics of Biblical Greek that will turn it into something of an online software system. Has anyone here heard anything about that? Totally hearsay at this point, although from a reliable source in this case. I'm interested to find out what it might look like. It's about time someone brings the learning of New Testament Greek ...
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3rd declension

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.
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Mark 13:32

Οὐ μὴ γέγραπται:

Περὶ δὲ τῆς ἡμέρας ἐκείνης ἤ τῆς ὥρας οὐδεις οἶδεν, οὐδὲ οἱ ἄγγελοι ἐν οὐρανῷ οὐδὲ ὁ υἱός, εἰ μὴ ὁ πατὴρ καὶ Ἅρωλδ Κάμπιγγος.
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Companion Text book W/BBG?

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.

Thank You ...
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“Παύσονται” in 1Cor 13:8

"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?
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Out loud reading of 1st John in Greek?

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!

Duane
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Alternatives to Basics of Biblical Greek

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 ...
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Correct use of came v went

Hi list

I was wondering if there is an guidance on use of came v went

Mounces exercise 22 warm up a
ἦλθεν πρὀς τὀν Ἰησοῦν
"He/she/it came to Jesus" or "He/she/it" went to Jesus?


The preposition προς is in the accusative which is motion towards, the verb is aorist so I would have thought the correct translation is 'came', but online tools translate it went.

What am I missing here?
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"Intermediate" Greek Questions

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. ...
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Mounce edition question

I have a first edition of Mounce's BBG (left over from my seminary days). I see that it's up to third edition now on Amazon. Is it worth the $31 to upgrade, now that I'm getting back into Greek again?

Thanks!
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