Re: Keeping up with NT Greek after class

From: Jim West (
Date: Fri May 21 1999 - 12:47:15 EDT

At 11:45 AM 5/21/99 -0400, you wrote:

> Jim, I did have one other question. You said you would save 1 Peter for
>near the last. I will be teaching 1 Peter next year so this was of interest to
>me. I have always heard that 1 Peter was some of the best Greek in the NT
>(which was confirmed in the recent posts on the Greek of Revelation). If it is
>good Greek, why read it so late? Are there a lot of uncommon words? Is the
>grammar complex? If it is "good" Greek, why wait so late to read it?

I would wait till last to read it simply because it is the best and most
difficult Greek of the NT. Starting easy (with John) and ending with 1
Peter will give you a nice progression from simplest to most complex.



Jim West, ThD
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