Intermediate Greek Grammar

Syntax for Students of the New Testament

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This intermediate grammar for students of New Testament Greek incorporates the advances of recent linguistic research in an accessible and understandable way. Drawing on years of teaching experience at a leading seminary, David Mathewson and Elodie Ballantine Emig help students extend their grasp of Greek for reading and interpreting the New Testament and related writings. The authors make extensive use of New Testament texts to illustrate each grammatical category. They take into account the most significant advances in Greek language study (verbal aspect, discourse analysis, linguistics, the "death" of deponency) and focus on major and exegetically significant grammatical usages.

Long enough to provide substantial help yet concise enough for frequent practical use, this text is ideal for intermediate Greek and Greek exegesis classes. It is also a valuable resource for preachers and other interpreters.

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Contents
Introduction
1. The Cases
2. Pronouns
3. Adjectives and Adverbs
4. The Article
5. Prepositions
6. The Greek Verb System
7. Voice, Person, and Number
8. Mood
9. Infinitives
10. Participles
11. Clauses, Conditional Clauses, and Relative Clauses
12. Dependent Clauses and Conjunctions
13. Discourse Considerations
Indexes


Endorsements

"This intermediate-level introduction to New Testament syntax is up to date on the most recent research and developments in the study of Greek and presents cutting-edge information with a rare combination of clarity and insight, reinforced by a number of clear examples from the New Testament. Mathewson and Emig are wise, experienced, and gifted teachers and have given students exactly what they need to build on a study of basic Greek. This book should be on the shelf of every student who is eager to grow in understanding the New Testament in Greek."

Roy E. Ciampa, Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship

"When intermediate grammars present a more advanced view of Greek, they often compile ever more elaborate categories to classify the grammatical phenomena of the New Testament, presenting the Greek language like a patient etherized upon a table. The current authors are different. They invite their readers to see language as a living thing and to read Greek with sensitivity to shifting realities based on context and nuanced usages, and they show in each case how to do this. This book provides students with the solid food necessary to read Greek at a more mature level. I will use this book."

George L. Parsenios, associate professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary

"It is a pleasure to commend this intermediate Greek grammar. It is well informed about recent advances in the study of Greek while offering a concise and minimalist presentation of Greek syntax. By focusing on reading Greek in context, it encourages students to understand syntax in ways that make sense of the Greek language. The result is a clear, informed, and student-oriented tool for teaching and learning Greek at the next level."

Constantine R. Campbell, associate professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


The Authors

  1. David L. Mathewson

    David L. Mathewson

    David L. Mathewson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is associate professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. He is the author of Verbal Aspect in the Book of Revelation and has written commentaries on Revelation and the Septuagint...

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  2. Elodie Ballantine Emig

    Elodie Ballantine Emig

    Elodie Ballantine Emig (MA, Denver Seminary) is instructor of New Testament Greek at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. In addition to various other endeavors in ministry, research, and writing, she has been helping seminary students learn Greek well for...

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Reviews

"This intermediate Greek grammar incorporates some of the most recent linguistic insights into the study of Koine Greek, making accessible to students advances in the areas of verbal aspect theory, the voice system, conjunctions, and linguistic and discourse studies."

New Testament Abstracts

"Having just completed my third semester of (intermediate) Greek, [I] read through Mathewson and Emig's grammar in conjunction with my required intermediate readings for the course. So, my review and insights are from the perspective of an intermediate Greek student who was actually using the Intermediate Greek Grammar alongside my course! . . . I enjoyed working through Mathewson and Emig's grammar. It is concise and good to use in conjunction with other Greek resources. . . . This will be a helpful resource for students of New Testament Greek. It certainly was for me, and I gleaned a lot from it. Mathewson and Emig's incorporation of recent scholarship makes their grammar unique and relevant. Their minimalistic approach was, for me, a breath of fresh air in the midst of drowning in a sea of categories and subcategories."

Mike Reynolds,

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