From: Jim West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 16 1998 - 11:50:07 EDT
At 11:31 PM 5/16/98 +0800, you wrote:
>On this subject, what first grammar would the list recommend to someone
>teaching themselves who has just finished Dobson's course and has
>probably not had much experience of formal grammar before?
Such a list must perforce be very subjective- but I offer my ratings of your
> Giving the following * to ***** stars would be helpful
>I've ruled out BDF, ATR, Wallace, Porter, and Moulton-Turner as being
>too heavy. CBD doesn't list Smyth (because classical Gk?) but lists the
>following that look hopeful, none of which I have seen:
>Brooks/Winberry: Second Year intermediate grammar (too difficult?)
no- so it deserves *****
>Dana/Mantey: Manual Grammar of NT
The intermediate grammar I love the best- **********
>Easley: Common sense approach (must be a course?)
>Hewett J: NT Gk a beginning-intermediate grammar.
>Summers/Sawyer: Essentials of NT Greek (a coursebook or a grammar?)
really a coursebook. ***
>MacDonald: Greek Enchiridian (fossil)
>Machen J: NT Gk for beginners (probably a coursebook?)
yup- -* (I didn't really like this one at all.
>Mounce: Basics of Biblical Gk (ditto?)
yup - though ***
>Perschbacher W: NT Gk Syntax an illustrated manual
never heard of him or it.
>Rienecker F: Linguistic key to NT (a parsing manual?)
yup- I have the first german edition and find it really great help!!!
>Voelz J: Fundamental Greek Grammar
>- I assume the following do not include grammars:
>Friberg: Analytical Gk NT
>Han: Parsing Manual
both of these are no go's
>Which are the dogs, which are too heavy, which win the 400 metres?
Use Rienecker as you read the text; and use Dana/ Mantey.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
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