RE: Grading NT Greek by difficulty

From: Albert Collver, III (
Date: Fri Mar 22 1996 - 07:58:27 EST

        I think James and Hebrews has some of the most difficult Greek in the NT as
far as Syntax goes. The Syntax of James is more like Classical Greek than
Koine in many respects.
        Luke also has some nice Classical features; however, Luke starts his Gospel
in a very Classical way and then shifts into the vernacular very quickly.
Al Collver

From: A.T. Kraabel
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 1996 1:57 PM
Subject: Grading NT Greek by difficulty

Assuming John's gospel and letters to be the NT's simplest Greek, what
would be at the other end of the spectrum? And how would the other books
lay out from one extreme to the other?

Such "grading" would be useful to anyone teaching NT Greek, and I suppose
we all have our own hunches, but I have never seen anything in print on the
matter, not the list itself, not to mention a rationale for such a list.

Any ideas?


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