Koine Greek Reader
Providing graded readings in Koine Greek from the New Testament, Septuagint, Apostolic Fathers, and early creeds, this unique text integrates the full range of materials needed by intermediate Greek students. Its many features include four helpful vocabulary lists, numerous references to other resources, assorted translation helps, a review of basic grammar and syntax, and an introduction toBDAG--the standard Greek lexicon.
From the Back Cover
Koine Greek Reader goes where other readers do not by providing graded readings from the New Testament, Septuagint, Apostolic Fathers, and early creeds. Its many features include four helpful vocabulary lists, numerous references to other resources, assorted translation helps, a review of basic grammar and syntax, and an introduction to BDAG. Professors looking for a new textbook will find that Koine Greek Reader integrates the full range of materials needed by intermediate students.
Praise for Koine Greek Reader
"Absolutely the best volume of its kind available today. It incorporates a wealth of valuable information for classroom use or for self-study . . . [and] has been carefully prepared and organized, tested and refined in the classroom over a number of years, and handsomely produced by the publisher. I recommend it enthusiastically!"--BUIST M. FANNING III
Department Chair and Professor of New Testament
Dallas Theological Seminary
"This tool supplements traditional grammars and provides hands-on exposure to a variety of Koine texts. Particularly helpful are the readings from the Septuagint, the Apostolic Fathers, and the early creeds. . . . An excellent resource for intermediate and advanced college and seminary students."--MARK L. STRAUSS
Professor of New Testament,
Bethel Seminary, San Diego
"Intermediate students of New Testament Greek will be well served by this fine selection of readings. . . . Anyone willing to go through this material carefully and in sequence will notice a marked increase in proficiency."--MOISÉS SILVA
Former Professor of New Testament,
Westminster Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"The Koine Greek Reader is by far the best resource currently available for learning Koine Greek inductively at the intermediate level. I look forward to using it in my own teaching and expect that it will be used widely both as a classroom text and for independent study for years to come."--MARTIN M. CULY
Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek,
Briercrest College and Seminary
"It is hard to find something to criticize in this wonderful resource. The best recommendation that I can give is that I will be adopting it for my classes as soon as it becomes available!"--WILLIAM VARNER
Professor of Greek,
The Masters College
"Rodney Decker's Koine Greek Reader is a godsend to serious students and would-be scholars of New Testament Koine Greek who prefer a traditional pedagogical approach. . . . The breadth of resources made available in this reader leads the student directly into the maze and, rather than showing the way through it, develops the essential skills needed to find one's own way through it."--CARL W. CONRAD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Washington University, St. Louis
Cochair, B-Greek Internet discussion list
"Rodney Decker's Koine Greek Reader is a welcome addition to the growing number of resources available for intermediate level Greek courses. I have used the Koine Greek Reader in a second-year Greek class, and on the basis of my students' enthusiastic response to it and their progress in their study of Greek, I enthusiastically recommend it."--W. EDWARD GLENNY
Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek,
Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Rodney J. Decker (Th.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of Greek and New Testament at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous journal articles and a highly respected monograph on the gospel of Mark published in the Studies in Biblical Greek series edited by D. A. Carson. He edits the popular New Testament Resources Web site (http: //www.ntresources.com).
About the Author
Rodney J. Decker (Th.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous journal articles on linguistic, exegetical, and theological topics and a highly respected monograph on the gospel of Mark published in the Studies in Biblical Greek series edited by D. A. Carson.