For more than 30 years, university and seminary students have been learning biblical Greek with the carefully crafted textbook Fundamental Greek Grammar. Now available in its fourth edition, author Dr. James (Jim) Voelz continues his emphasis on learning Greek through a fundamental approach, moving “from the known to the unknown,” from the easy to the more difficult.
Linguistically and educationally sound, Fundamental Greek Grammar provides the basis for solid instruction in New Testament Greek vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. The fourth edition improves a number of explanations and adds new biblical passages in several chapters. The most significant change is the addition of Dr. Voelz’s English review for Greek students. This appendix explains English grammar clearly and concisely to bring students quickly up to speed with linguistic categories—an essential knowledge base for learning Greek.
Fundamental Greek Grammar: Fourth Edition includes vocabulary, paradigms, principal parts, exercises with answer key, pertinent Bible passages, charts, and more. For years, reviewers have praised this textbook as “comprehensive,” “clear,” and “crafted carefully.”
Dr. Michael Eschelbach, Professor of Theology at Concordia University, Irvine, California, wrote:
I was a first term Greek student in the summer of 1985 when Dr. Voelz was in the process of writing this Greek Grammar. Dr. Voelz’s grasp of Greek grammar, linguistic insights, and tremendous teaching ability provided the means for me to excel in that course. After many years of studying and applying the lessons I learned to pastoral ministry, I began teaching Greek Readings at Concordia University Chicago where I happily required the Voelz grammar for my students. Like me, year after year my Greek students benefited from this grammar and, like me, continue to go back to it for fundamentals and renewed enthusiasm for reading the New Testament in the original language.
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About the Author
The Rev. Dr. James W. Voelz (PhD, Cambridge University) is well-acquainted with contemporary linguistic theory and, as co-chair of the seminar “The Greek of the New Testament” in the international New Testament Society (SNTS), keeps abreast of developments in the study of the Greek language. He has taught elementary Greek at the seminary level for 38 years. He is also the author of Mark 1:1–8:26 in the Concordia Commentary series and What Does This Mean? Principles of Biblical Interpretation in the Post-Modern World.