4 out of 5 Stars
Author: Murray J. Harris
Reading Level: Difficult
If you’re a Greek geek you will want to check out Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament
. Full disclosure--I took six years of Greek and recall very little of it. Sure I can pick out a few words but exegetically I’ve lost almost all of it.
I’ve been trying to brush up on my Greek, when I can, so when I saw this book I knew it would be a great resource. Then I recalled the most frustrating part of learning Greek, all the nuanced possibilities of Greek prepositions. Harris does a lot of foundational work establishing the usages and backgrounds of prepositions in the Greek grammar. He then tackles individual prepositions, their specific usage, historical context, and significant passages. Very helpful indeed!
If you’re learning Greek this book will be an invaluable tool. I would strongly urge pastors who are actively exegeting week after week and wanting to develop their language skills to check this book out.
5 out of 5 Stars
Editors: J. Scott Duvall & Verlyn D. Verbrugge
Reading Level: Moderate
I absolutely love this book. This is a can’t miss. I often hear the refrain that learning Greek isn’t necessary (that’s a post for another day), that knowing it puffs up, or that it’s not practical, I mean we have pretty good translations, right?
Devotions on the Greek New Testament answers all of these questions showing just how practical and beneficial Greek is. Each chapter tackles one short passage from the New Testament unpacking the relevant exegetical points. However, the technical plumbing is left unseen. So it’s a prime book for those who don’t know Greek but want to benefit from those who have an expertise in the language and at making it 100% applicable.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. With 52 lessons you can do one a week to jump start your weekly devotions. If you feel like your study of Greek may be pointless, Devotions on the Greek New Testament will fule your study. Also, somebody should really take this concept and run with it. If I had the expertise I would start another blog using this idea of making Greek completely practical.
Without further ado. Buy this book now.
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