Wilson and Vlachos 1st John Workbook:http://www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/a-workbook-for-new-testament-greek/335130
It is meant for the beginning student, and is suggested for use by students midway through an introductory course, or to be used at an accelerated rate in the final weeks of an introductory course.
"The assignments assume the student has already progressed through lesson 15 of Machen's [corresponds to lesson 15 in Croy's] grammar, lesson 28 of Wenham's grammar, or chapter 23 of Mounce's grammar."
I will be starting this workbook around 8/1/14, and if there is interest would work through it with others. The book provides glosses for all of 1st John, splitting the book into 25 sections of ~4 verses apiece. There are grammatical questions, as well as exegetical questions. Some questions require additional concordances and theological works that may be impractical.Tentative Plan
What is needed:
1) Greek edition of 1st John (I'll be using 23rd rev. ed. of Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece)
2) Vlachos/Wilson Workbook
3) One or more editions of First John in English (or native language)
4) (optional) Intermediate/Advanced grammar that covers Biblical Greek
5) (optional) Biblical Greek dictionary
1) Attempt to read 1st John using the glosses provided; group would not require (or necessarily encourage) posting full translation of 1st John
2) Any questions about Greek should show an attempt at translation and/or reference to a grammar, so reading group can offer suggestions. Any questions referencing 'official' translation(s) may also appropriate for group discussion, but some of this may be beyond the experience of the reading group (and official translations may be using a different version of the Greek)
3) (optional) Answer the bulk of the workbook's questions that try to penetrate into the use of grammar and syntax, etc. Questions that require theological exegesis or reference to non-grammar texts will be secondary. It might be nice to rotate these exercises, esp. if people find it difficult to keep up with the reading schedule and the exercises.
4) (optional) Anyone consulting a Biblical dictionary could contribute elongated definitions, particularly for the glossed words.
Goals of Group:
1) Maintain a pace of ~2 workbook chapters per week (finish 1st John in 3 months).
2) Encourage beginning/intermediate readers to participate in helping other beginners. This may especially be the case if readers have been using a variety of beginning textbooks that introduce grammar in a different order.