Sometimes new does not mean better.
In recent decades Biblical Greek textbooks have pursued simplicity, but simplicity brings simplification. John Schwandt believes that the older approaches are better for truly understanding the language.
John Schwandt’s An Introduction to Biblical Greek builds upon a classic approach to learning Greek. Schwandt believes the student must understand how the language works more than simply memorizing rote paradigms and vocabulary. To this end, Schwandt includes writing exercises so that the student will not just read Greek but think Greek. Schwandt also resists the popular approach of simplifying Greek. Building upon his decades of experience teaching Greek, Schwandt balances complexity with approachability.
This is why Craig Evans believes that “Schwandt’s introduction is the best there is.”
An Introduction to Biblical Greek:
- Recovers a classic approach
- Incorporates modern insights
- Is rigorous but accessible
- Teaches students to both read and write in Greek
- Features both Koine and Erasmian pronunciation
An Introduction to Biblical Greek is now available in all formats.
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