New Testament Greek

Written by Joy MacKay
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Learning New Testament Greek can be an invaluable skill to have when you begin to study scripture. However, this is quite an undertaking, as Ancient Greek is one of the most complex languages in the world. With numerous declensions for every single word, and countless exceptions for every rule, we can apply one of Plato's sayings to the study of the Ancient Greek tongue: "Xalepa ta kala": "Beautiful things are difficult."

For certain, New Testament Greek is one of the most beautiful dialects in the history of the world, but it certainly isn't something the average student can pick up easily. I studied an intensive two years of Ancient Greek in college, reading the Book of Luke in its original tongue. While New Testament Greek is not the most linguistically complex of Ancient Greek writings, it still poses a challenge for even the best students.

Gaining New Testament Greek Knowledge Easily

Because of the intensive study that learning New Testament Greek necessitates, you might consider some shortcuts. By using biblical reference tools which allow you to look up New Testament Greek words within their passages and find definitions, you can enjoy the knowledge of New Testament Greek without the years of study. In fact, you can even find many of these tools online, to further streamline your New Testament Greek study.

One popular study tool for learning the meanings of various biblical New Testament Greek words is the Strong's Concordance. This popular and ageless concordance has recently been made available online through many Bible software programs and online services. Look online to locate this and other invaluable tools to help you decipher the New Testament Greek words you encounter in your study, and deepen your understanding of the Bible.


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