Re: Keeping up with NT Greek after class

From: Ed Curtis (
Date: Thu May 20 1999 - 16:04:12 EDT

Dear Brett,

I have found it helpful to read a little Greek each day. In just 10-15
minutes a day I find that I can read the whole NT in a yaer. Mounce's work
is an excellent tool to get you started. I use it in my 2nd year Greek


Ed Curtis

At 05:04 PM 5/20/99 -0400, you wrote:
> I was wondering if any of the "middle" or "big" Greeks could offer a
>suggestion on keeping up with your Greek skills after you have finished
>your Greek classes. I took Greek 3 or 4 years ago and find it difficult
>to keep my skills up, much less improve on them. This is especially true
>when I am teaching a lot out of the Old Testament as I am this year. I
>simply do not get to study the NT much this year, so I am not using
>Greek very much.
> I guess my basic question is "what is the best way to spend my
>time?" I do not have a lot of time (family, pastoring, still in
>seminary, etc.). If you could only devote 15-20 minutes a day, where
>would you devote it? Working on vocabulary, reading through grammars to
>brush up, reading some portion of the NT, or a combination of the
>above? If you recommend reading, do you recommend using a reader such
>as the Graded reader by Mounce, or simply opening the NT a little each
>day and reading. Finally, if it is reading the NT, what books would be
>most profitable to start with (few "unusual" constructions, easier
>grammar and vocabulary, etc.) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>In Christ,
>Bret A. Hicks
>Bay Ridge Christian Church
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