Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Book Review: Greek For Everyone by A. Chadwick Thornhill

A couple of months ago, I reviewed Going Deeper with New Testament Greek which is a book for those who have already studied Greek whether in a class or on their own. This book, Greek For Everyone by A. Chadwick Thornhill, is a book to help those who have never studied Greek in the New Testament.

Thornhill understands how studying a new language can be complicated. There are a lot of rules to use and understand if you are using a word in a certain tense. If you have studied Spanish, you know this to be true.

The book begins with a basic introduction to the Greek language followed by an understanding of language including its meaning. Thornhill goes through the different types of phrases in the Greek language along its clauses and conjunctions. Then he looks as the verbs and nominal in the Greek language,

Thornhill continues on and on about different aspects of the Greek language and how we should approach it in translating and studying it. He even gives examples of verses in Greek and how it is translated into English. Thornhill even takes a chapter to give the reader simple tools that can be used in studying Greek. He takes another chapter to compare English translations of the Bible as they are translated from the Greek.

If you have never studied Greek or you are just beginning to, this is a perfect book to use along with your Greek New Testament. This is just a basic book on learning Greek and helping the reader understand how we got the words of the New Testament from one language to another.

Thanks Baker Publishing for letting me review this book.

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