A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament

Bibliographic information:

Irons, Charles Lee. A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic, 2016



Only by immersing oneself consistently in the Greek New Testament can students, pastors, and other readers gain facility with the language. This Syntax Guide streamlines and enhances the process, allowing readers to interact with the Greek text with minimal interruption and maximum understanding. By focusing specifically on syntax, this guide takes its place among other resources as a time-saving new tool that builds on, rather than replaces, what already exists. Readers’ lexica and editions, and various Bible software packages already provide glosses of vocabulary and parsing for readers of the Greek New Testament. This guide does not duplicate the help provided by such tools but picks up where they leave off, presupposes their use, and moves on to more complex issues of syntax, translation, some textual criticism, and limited exegesis. This tool provides brief explanations of intermediate and advanced syntactical features of the Greek text (from Matthew to Revelation) and suggests translations to help the reader make sense of unusual phrases and difficult sentences. In this way, it eliminates the need for the reader to stop and look up intermediate, advanced, or unusual grammatical features of the Greek text.


Kregel Academic (website: http://www.kregel.com/biblical-studies/a-syntax-guide-for-readers-of-the-greek-new-testament/)

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