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(1) Black, David Alan Black. Learn to Read New Testament Greek. Expanded edition; Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994. Learn. This is our primary text and must be studied with great care. (2) [You need only choose one of the following, though it would not hurt to have more than one!!!] Black, David Alan. It’s Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998. Still. Or Wallace, Daniel B., The Basics of New Testament Syntax: An Intermediate Greek Grammar. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. BNTS. Or Wallace, Daniel B., Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997. GGBB These texts will be very important in NT502 as we enter more into syntactical issues and interpretation. Still (191 pages) is concise, easy to use, and has two helpful introductory chapters for those who need a refresher or introduction to basic grammar (English, that is!). The two Wallace grammars are more detailed. BNTS (334 pages) is simply a shorter version of GGBB (797 pages). The former is more user-friendly to first year students; the latter is massive and has an incredible amount of detail, including many helpful illustrations from the Greek New Testament and many examples of grammatical features that are exegetically significant. (3) Aland, Barbara et al., eds. Novum Testamentum Graece. 27th ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1993. NA27. This is your Greek New Testament. (4) Bauer, W., F. W. Danker, W. F. Arndt, and F. W. Gingrich, eds. A Greek- English Lexicon of New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed.; Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2000. (BDAG). If you already own the second edition (BAGD), this is acceptable; but you are strongly encouraged to buy BDAG as soon as you can, since it is the state of the art in Greek lexicography. (5) Greek Flash Pro 2 (Portland, Ore.: Paradigm Software Development, 1996- 98). GFP. A flexible and powerful Greek flash card vocabulary program. The strength of this program is its audio option that will help distance learners drill cards orally.
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