Re: Learning/Teaching Greek at Different Levels

From: Mike Adams (
Date: Tue Aug 20 1996 - 00:22:22 EDT

> From: David and Glennis Cashmore <>
> To:
> Subject: Learning/Teaching Greek at Different Levels
> Date: Monday, August 19, 1996 2:37 AM
> Has anyone any resources, books etc on teaching NT Greek for different
> outcomes? I'll explain what I mean.
> I know some people who learnt NT Greek and then let it all dribble away.
> They probably learnt more than they needed to, yet now have less than
> wanted. It seems to me that there are multiple levels one can learn
> to, but that what is most important is that
> a. the right tools be used when that level is reached;
> b. the right practice is continued to ensure that the level is
> Here are some examples (please don't take them too seriously - I am
> this up as I go along!):
> 1. Serious Greek User - Wants to use Greek consistently in Ministry.
> Training:
> - Complete beginner's guide such as Wenham or Mounce
> Tools:
> - UBS 4/Nestle 27
> - Zerwick's Grammatical Analysis of NT
> - Lexicon's
> - Syntax (e.g. Nunn)
> - Computer bibles
> Practice:
> - daily reading of NT in Greek
> - development of NT vocab down to words used more than 20 times in NT
> 2. Casual Greek User - wants to know enough Greek not to misuse
> Greek text (is this possible??)
> Training:
> - Special course geared to use Interlinear and basic tools and to provide
> enough Greek for students to understand Greek oriented commentaries
> Tools:
> - Interlinear Greek NT
> - Mounce's Analytical Lexicon
> - Good computer bible with Greek parsing
> Practice:
> - Parsing Greek weekly
> Has anyone done this kind of analysis or can anyone point me to resources
> that would help?
> I am associated with a Bible College that teaches night classes. We work
> through Wenham and/or Mounce over a period of two years. A third Greek
> course is taught by taking students through the book of Mark in Greek.
> Bible College wishes to keep Greek as a distinctive, but wants also to
> it more relevant to a wider body of Christians. It may be that this goal
> is not possible, but I would appreciate any feedback you might have.
> regards
> David Cashmore

David Black's "New Testament Greek in Ministry" touts itself as a
guide for students and pastors"
It describes levels of proficiencies, list a bunch of resources, and gives
interesting overviews.
Maybe you'd find it helpful.

Ellen Adams

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