Bruce Metzger has published a book called _Lexical Aids for Students of
New Testament Greek_ which gives, in descending order, lists of words according
to the number of times they appear in the NT. The book starts, for instance,
with words appearing more than 500 times, then words appearing 500 the 201
times, then words appearing 200 to 151 times, &etc. Some etymological
relationships to words in English are also noted. The book is helpful, since it
gives the student an idea of which words to concentrate on learning first.
Frederick Danker, in his _Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study_, also
mentions Robert Van Voorst's _Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary_
(Grand Rapids: Eerdmans) and suggests that it is organized in a way that does
not require as much rote memorization as Metzger. Since I haven't seen the
latter, I can't comment personally on that.
-- David L. Moore Director Miami, Florida, USA Department of Education firstname.lastname@example.org Southeastern Spanish District http://www.netcom.com/~dvdmoore of the Assemblies of God