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Books for Studying NT Greek Addendum

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in blog links, books, NT Greek | 5 comments

Books for Studying NT Greek Addendum

Dave Black wrote a new essay called “Ten Best Books for Studying New Testament Greek.” His list is great! But, because of his humility, his list is missing some of the best books for studying New Testament Greek.

First, if you are studying NT Greek, you should definitely have Black’s grammar Learn to Read New Testament Greek. Black uses a morphological approach that makes the language easier to learn and understand.

Also, you should pick up a copy of Black’s short (but extremely helpful) book It’s Still Greek to Me. This is an intermediate grammar that digs deeper into the nuances of nouns, verbs, prepositions, pronouns, etc. in a manner that is still easy to understand and fun to read.

Black’s other introductory books are also very helpful. For example, get Using New Testament Greek in Ministry for help in exegesis and teaching, New Testament Textual Criticism: A Concise Guide for an introduction to the often complex subject of textual criticism, and Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek for an introduction to the field of linguistics and discourse analysis.

For an even more detailed analysis of some of these same subjects, read Black’s (as editor) Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek and Interpreting the New Testament.

So, there you have it. Add this books to Dave Black’s ten, and you’ve got a great library for studying New Testament Greek.


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  1. 11-29-2010

    I look forward to working through some of the books on his list. Have you used all of them yet?

  2. 11-29-2010


    Yes, I’ve read and used all of those books. As a matter of fact, I required my Greek I and Greek II students to read “New Testament Textual Criticism” and “Using New Testament Greek in Ministry” respectively.


  3. 12-5-2010

    Here is David Black’s essay translated into Spanish.

  4. 9-1-2011

    most of these are available in Logos as well where I make good use of them in my study…

  5. 9-1-2011


    Great post, I love Doc’s stuff. I love it the most because you can actually understand what he says instead of trying to work through “seminaryese.” Bless you brother.