Learn Biblical Greek

Getting Acquainted

[go] A Note About Greek Fonts
[go] My Ramblings About Learing Greek
[go] Purpose of This Part of the Site
[go] Some Greek Language History and Background
[go] Challenges for the English Speaking Person
[go] Phonetics
[go] Alphabet
[go] Pronunciation
[go] Punctuation Marks
[go] Accents and Breathing Marks
[go] Other Considerations

The Forms of Words: Morphology

[go] Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns, and Numbers
[go] General Observations about Declension
[go] Declension of the Greek article
[go] The First Declension
[go] The Second Declension
[go] The Third Declension
[go] The Declension of Adjectives
[go] The Declension of Pronouns
[go] The Declension of Participles
[go] Superlatives
[go] Numbers
[go] Verbs
[go] Construction of Verbs
[go] Omega Verbs
[go] Contract Verbs
[go] Liquid Verbs
[go] MI Verbs
[go] Irregular Verbs
[go] The Infinitive
[go] Undeclined Words
[go] General Observations
[go] Adverbs
[go] Prepositions
[go] Conjunctions
[go] Interjections

The Use of Words: Syntax

[go] Syntax
[go] General Notes
[go] Basic Structure of Greek Sentences
[go] Analysis of a Greek Sentence
[go] Syntax of the Greek article
[go] Syntax of Adjectives
[go] Use of Case
[go] Syntax of Verbs
[go] Mood
[go] The Infinitive
[go] Questions
Reference
[go] References / Bibliography
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A Note About Greek Fonts
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When I first prepared these pages on Biblical Greek, I combed the Internet to get information on the availability of Greek fonts. At that time, the best way to go was to use the Symbol font, which was available both for MS Windows and Apple computers. However, since that time (the year 1997) there has been a major change (for the better) in fonts available on computers. The original system assigned a single byte code to each letter, but this limited the total number of available characters to less than 256. I believe it was back in the early 1980's or late 1970's that the Xerox Corporation explored the possibility of using two-byte codes, which increased the number of available characters to over 32,000, and that meant it would be possible to display all of the characters in all of the world's languages. This concept evolved into what is called "Unicode" today. This made it possible to display Greek characters in the same font as the rest of the text. However, it was not until the beginning of this millenia that Microsoft got fully committed to the idea and implemented Unicode into all of their products. As a consequence, web browsers are switching over to Unicode. Some have fully implemented it (Safari and Firefox), and some still show both the old coding system and the new (Chrome and Internet Explorer).

In order to properly display these pages, it is necessary for your browser to display Unicode fonts. If the following text displays showing Greek characters, then you should have no problem viewing these pages. The text are the words of John 1:1.

Regarding the regular font used for these web pages, I have selected the Verdana font because it is easy to read. If you do not already have it, I recommend that you get it. It is available for free from Microsoft's Free True Type Fonts for the Web homepage.

References / Bibliography
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Here is a partial list of those publications to which I referred frequently for ideas, verification of material, and even some quotations.

In English

A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by H.E. Dana & J.R. Mantey [1957]
Basics of Biblical Greek by William D. Mounce [1993] ISBN 0-310-59800-1
Beginner's Grammar of the Greek New Testament by William Hersey Davis [1923]
Essentials of New Testament Greek by Ray Summers [1950] ISBN 0-8054-1309-x
Essentials of New Testament Greek, Revised by Ray Summers, Revised by Thomas Sawyer [1995] ISBN 0-8054-1001-5
Grammatical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek by Walter Mueller [1972] ISBN 0-8028-1447-6
Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics by Daniel B. Wallace [1996] ISBN 0-310-21895-0
Greek to Me by C.I.K. Story & J.L. Story [1979] ISBN 0-06-067705-8
The Durham New Testament Greek Course by Wm.G. Morrice [1994] ISBN 0-85364-556-6
The Elements of New Testament Greek by J.W. Wenham [1965] ISBN 0-521-09842-4
The Language of the New Testament by Eugene Van Ness Goetchius [1965] ISBN 0-02-344530-0
You Can Learn New Testament Greek by W.E. Vine [1997] ISBN 0-7852-1232-9 (pbk.)
A Syntax of New Testament Greek by H.P.V. Nunn, 5th ed. [1938]
Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek by David Alan Black [1988] ISBN 0-8010-0949-9
A Concise Exegetical Grammar of New Testament Greek by J. Harold Greenlee [1997] ISBN 0-8029-0173-0 (pbk.)
A First Introduction to the Greek Testament by Theophilus D. Hall [1893]

En español

Gramática Griega del Nuevo Testamento por H.E. Dana & J.R. Mantey (traducción) [1990] ISBN 0-311-42010-9
Gramática Griega Elemental por Jaime Berenguer Amenós [1969] ISBN 84-7162-050-2
Gramática Griega por Jaime Berenguer Amenós [1969] ISBN 84-7162-049-9
Presencia del griego en el español por Mauro Rodríguez [1978] ISBN 968-18-3263-9
Sintaxis Exegetica del Nuevo Testamento Griego por Roberto Hanna [1997] ISBN 0-311-42104-0

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