Reading Koine Greek

An Introduction and Integrated Workbook


Welcome, students!

At Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources for Reading Koine Greek, you will find several study aids designed to help you in your Greek course. These aids include audio files and flash cards.

For most chapters, there are two audio files, a set of vocabulary flash cards, and a separate set of parsing flash cards.

Audio files
The audio files (MP3s) cover readings and vocabulary. They are labeled according to their section in each chapter. For example, “29 20” equals chapter 29, paragraph 20. There are also 30 audio files covering the paradigms in Appendix A. The audio files are organized by chapter. You can also download all the audio files at once here. The files are in three folders:

  1. Decker Reading Koine Greek Audio Chapters 2 to 17
  2. Decker Reading Koine Greek Audio Chapters 18 to 33
  3. Decker Reading Koine Greek Audio Appendix A

Flash cards
Under the chapter links below, you will find the vocabulary flash cards. These cards also feature audio. Below the chapters (or by clicking “Themes”) you will find the parsing flash cards, listed by chapter. You can also access the vocabulary and parsing flash cards via our Quizlet page, or use these flash cards via the Quizlet app on Apple and Android devices.

Note from the Author

Please bear in mind that since words have meaning only in context, vocabulary flash cards and parsing flash cards, which provide no contexts, are necessarily artificial exercises aimed only at helping students build up mental repertoires of possibilities to be tried out when reading actual texts. Not every meaning or parsing on a flash card will be an actual possibility in any given concrete context, and not every possible meaning or parsing for a given form necessarily appears on its flash card. In the parsing flash cards, the aim is to learn to recognize possibilities based on form alone without context. As a result (to note one set of examples that may startle some Greek instructors), every first aorist passive form in theta and every second aorist passive form in eta is parsed as both passive and middle, since (as Reading Koine Greek explains) some words in these forms either sometimes or always convey middle rather than passive meaning. No claim is implied that every such form has middle force in actual usage in the literature.

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2. Nouns: Part 1—Nominative and Accusative Cases 3. Nouns: Part 2—Genitive and Dative Cases 4. Pronouns: Part 1—Personal Pronouns 5. Verbs: Part 1—Verb Basics 6. Modifiers—Adjectives and Adverbs 7. Verbs: Part 2—Simple Aorist Verbs 8. Syntax: Part 1—Conjunctions 9. Syntax: Part 2—Prepositions 10. Pronouns: Part 2—Other Types of Pronouns 11. Third Declension: Part 1—Nouns 12. Third Declension: Part 2—Adjectives and Pronouns 13. Verbs: Part 3—Verbal Semantics 14. Verbs: Part 4—Present (Imperfective) Indicative Verbs 15. Verbs: Part 5—Passive Voice and Middle-Only Verbs 16. Verbs: Part 6—Imperfect (Remote Imperfective) Indicative Verbs 17. Verbs: Part 7—Aorist (Perfective) Indicative Verbs 18. Verbs: Part 8—Second Aorist (Perfective) Indicative Verbs 19. Verbs: Part 9—Future Indicative Verbs 20. Verbs: Part 10—Perfect and Pluperfect (Stative) Indicative Verbs 21. Verbs: Part 11—Contract and Liquid Verbs 22. Non-finite Verbs: Part 1—Infinitives 23. Non-finite Verbs: Part 2—Imperfective Adverbial Participles 24. Non-finite Verbs: Part 3—Perfective Adverbial Participles 25. Non-finite Verbs: Part 4—Adjectival Participles 26. Non-finite Verbs: Part 5—Stative and Future Participles 27. Non-finite Verbs: Part 6—Genitive Absolutes and Periphrastics 28. Verbs: Part 12—Subjunctive-Mood Verbs 29. Verbs: Part 13—Imperative- and Optative-Mood Verbs 30. Syntax: Part 3—Formal Conditions 31. Syntax: Part 4—Informal Conditions and Discourse 32. MI Verbs: Part 1—Indicative Mood 33. MI Verbs: Part 2—Non-indicative Forms Appendix A. Reference Charts

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