Re: Swetnam textbook
On Fri, 7 Oct 1994, Dennis Burke wrote:
> Philip Graber wrote:
> > Has anyone seen (or used) James Swetnam's _An Introduction to the Study
> > of New Testament Greek_ (1992)? I just got a catalog from the Jesuit
> > Consortium that lists it with this description:
> > whole set, that is $3 cheaper than Machen was last month.
> > It looks interesting. Anyone know anything about it?
> > Philip Graber
> > Emory University
> Hello again. I wrote in a few weeks ago looking for self-teaching books so
> that I could learn New Testament Greek. This post caught my eye. I actually
> purchased two workbooks for myself two weeks ago:
> _Basic Greek in 30 Minutes a Day_ by Jim Found
> _Learn new Testament Greek_ by John H. Dobson
> I found Found's book in a used book store for $6. The person that sold it had
> Anyway, my point is that, although Swetnam's book may be very good, it is very
> pricey. I bought 2 self-teaching workbooks and a UBS4 Greek New Testament for
> less than $50. I hope that the publishers will have pity and make some attempt
> to reduce the cost of these new books.
> Dennis Burke
I just read your post. I was one who had suggested Jim Found's book to
you and I think that at the time I told you I had used it to teach
an evening class in *basic* greek at church. I'm glad you found it and
like it. Good luck, and your suggestions to b-greek are certainly
appropriate for the mail list.