Greek for the Rest of Us: Textbook

Author: Dr. William D. Mounce

Format: Flex cover
Edition: Second
Printed Page Count: 320
List Price: $29.99
Size: 6.11 × 10 in
ISBN: 9780310277101
Publisher: Zondervan

(Information on the first edition is here.)

Purchase

You may purchase Greek for the Rest of Us from your local bookseller, or online from ChristianBook.com.

Downloads

You may download the Table of Contents and Preface.

Three sections

  1. Foundational Greek: Learn enough Greek to make sense of a Strong's Bible, such that when you do mouse overs in software, the information shown makes sense. Greek word studies are covered in this first section.
  2. Church Greek: Learn more about Greek so that you can intellignetly use reverse interlinears. For most people learning Greek in a church context, this completes what they need to know to go much deeper in their Bible study.
  3. Functional Greek. Learn even more Greek so that you can use traditional Greek-English interlinear. This section has the most Greek grammar and requires the most homework, but when done you should have total functional use of any reference tool available.

Greek for the Rest of Us cover two years of Greek grammar, the normal amount taught in seminaries. You should be able to do anything a seminary-trained person in traditional Greek can do (except for reading Greek without software).

Online class

There are online classes, one for each of the sections (still working on the third class), with significant amounts of helps such as homework exercises.

Video lectures

There are video lectures (for purchase) that cover the first section. (We are working on the second and third video series.)

Publishers description

Greek for the Rest of Us, the second edition of renowned Greek teacher William Mounce’s widely-used resource, teaches the essentials of biblical Greek and how to use more advanced Bible study tools. Greek for the Rest of Us is ideal for the beginner and even for those with a seminary education.

You don’t have to be a Greek student to understand biblical Greek. If you’d love to learn Greek so you can study your Bible better, but you can’t spare two years for college or seminary courses, then Greek for the Rest of Us is for you. Developed by renowned Greek teacher William Mounce, this revolutionary crash-course will acquaint you with the essentials of the language and deepen your understanding of God’s Word. You’ll gain a sound knowledge of basic Greek, and you’ll learn how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies. In six sections, Greek for the Rest of Us will help you:

  • Recite the Greek alphabet

  • Read and pronounce Greek words

  • Learn the Greek noun and verbal system

  • Conduct Greek word studies 

  • Move further into the intracacies of the Greek noun and verbal system

  • Learn an exegetical method called "Phrasing" that uses Greek to help you see the biblical author's flow of thought

  • Decipher why translations are different

  • Read better commentaries and other research tools