Re: How do I get from the text to the grammar?

Larry Chouinard (
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 09:20:32 -0700 (PDT)


For locating discussion on various texts in the
grammars you might consult the following helpful tools:

Robert Hanna, <A Grammatical Aid to the Greek New Testament> Grand
Rapids: Baker,1983; and Timothy Owings, <A Cumulative Index to the New
Testament Greek Grammars>, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1983.

The first reference actually has selective citations from the grammars,
while the second is much more exhaustive in citing page numbers where a
particular text is discussed. The grammars indexed are Blass/Debrunner,
Brooks/Winbery, Dana/Mantey, Moule, Moulton/Hope/Howard, Robertson,
Zerwick/ and Burton.

Hope this helps.

Larry Chouinard
Kentucky Christian College

On 21 Aug 1996, Jonathan Robie wrote:

> Hi!
> When I read the GNT, I have a lot of questions which are all
> of the form, "How do I interpret this aspect of the grammar in
> this particular text", e.g. "why is this particible aorist",
> "why is this pronoun accusative instead of genitive", etc. Being
> self-taught, some of these are elementary questions, and I really
> have no idea which of my questions are elementary.
> Is there some way that I should be able to look these things up?
> Once I get to the right page of the right grammar, many of these
> questions are cleared up, but it is hard to find the right page.
> I find Reinickers "Linguistic Keys" and Robertson's "Word Pictures"
> very helpful, but they often fail to comment on the constructions
> that I find most interesting or confusing. I need something one
> level up from the morphological database. For instance, in John 15:15,
> I can see that hUMAS and DOULOUS are accusative in the phrase
> OUKETI LEGW hUMAS DOULOUS, but I didn't know about the double
> accusative (even though I had read that page in my grammar earlier).
> I need something that points out these kinds of constructions.
> Incidentally, here is my current toolbox:
> GNT: UBS 3rd
> Morphological GNT: CCATT (for parsing help)
> Lexicon: BAGD
> Grammars: Young, Robertson, BDR, Machen
> Parsing help: Reinicker, Robertson's Word Pictures
> Thanks!
> Jonathan