A Daily Greek Devotional:
365 Devotions on the
Greek New Testament
Edited by Jared M. August
Two of the greatest needs for students of the Greek New Testament are motivation and daily practice. To build and maintain reading proficiency, students must see the practical difference made by knowing the language as they cultivate the habit of daily reading. With contributions from 37 New Testament scholars, A Daily Greek Devotional seeks to meet these needs.
Each of the 365 devotions consists of a carefully selected passage, a sentence or two of context, and a brief paragraph of commentary. The goal has been to offer key devotional insights based primarily on the Greek grammar and syntax.
Jared M. August (PhD, Baptist Bible Seminary) serves as Associate Professor of New Testament & Greek at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, VT. He has published articles on New Testament exegesis in journals such as Bibliotheca Sacra, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Themelios, and Tyndale Bulletin.
A Daily Greek Devotional offers fresh insights and practical guidance for anyone seeking to regularly read the Greek New Testament. The contributors draw attention to features of grammar and syntax across the pages of the New Testament to strengthen readers’ grasp of Greek and, even more, to cultivate deeper knowledge of God and worship. I recommend this book for pastors, seminarians, and other current and former Greek students.
— Brian J. Tabb, Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies, Bethlehem College and Seminary
Here we have a helpful tool which will assist pastors and students and teachers to keep using their Greek. It is especially helpful because it is short and pithy, which makes it user friendly. At the same time, readers are strengthened with reflections on the meaning of the text and the application for our lives today.
— Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
We as Greek students with our busy schedules just don’t spend enough time in our Greek New Testaments. This book is a great way to solve this problem. A brief Greek passage, a word about context, then a helpful commentary along with parsing helps – what more could you ask for? I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to spend more time applying their knowledge of Greek to the text of the New Testament.
— David Alan Black, Senior Professor of New Testament and Greek (Retired), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
In an ideal world, those of us who read the New Testament in Greek, and who also read it devotionally, would do both on a daily basis. But it’s not an ideal world, and most of us could use any help we can get. Thankfully, along comes A Daily Greek Devotional, which brings the Greek and the devotion together in easy, bite-size, daily offerings.
— Constantine R. Campbell, Professor and Associate Research Director, Sydney College of Divinity
A Daily Greek Devotional is just plain fun to pick up. Depending on your experience with Greek in seminary, you may doubt me on that, but you won’t if you take a look inside. First of all, the exegesis and applications are right on target, day after day. On top of that, it’s a painless way to review valuable language skills that may be slipping a bit in your life. Given the combination of quick trips back to the classroom and great daily applications, you won’t have to force yourself to get in it. You’re going to love this!
— James R. Lytle, President, Clarks Summit University
So often, after a student learns the Greek of the NT, the busyness of life and ministry choke out the need for daily practice in the language. This devotional helps fill that gap between seminary life and pastoral ministry with very do-able readings of the Greek NT. I especially appreciate the neat structure of each devotional, beginning with a Greek verse or two, followed by its overall context, before offering a brief exegetical commentary and parsing of key words. Packed with helpful insights into the grammar and syntax of that day’s passage, I highly commend A Daily Greek Devotional—especially to those rusty in the Koine dialect who need a warm invitation back to the inspired language of the New Testament.
— Cory M. Marsh, Professor of New Testament, Southern California Seminary
What a great resource! Dr. August has assembled an excellent team of evangelical scholars (37 in all) to complete this volume. This tool is sure to help you keep fresh in the Greek language and discover unique exegetical insights, all while studying the Bible devotionally. The table of contents also allows you to utilize it as a reference tool when preaching and teaching through these passages of Scripture. This also enables you to share the insights gleaned with your congregations, Bible studies, and small groups!
— Paul D. Weaver, Associate Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
With contributions by:
David L. Allen
Jared M. August
Mark H. Ballard
Martin M. Culy
Thomas K. Dailey
Roger G. DePriest
Joseph D. Fantin
Paul A. Hartog
Markus T. Klausli
Randy A. Leedy
J. James Mancuso
Eric M. McConnell
Donald C. McIntyre
Mark A. Mills
Evan P. Pietsch
R. Vivian Pietsch
Nicholas G. Piotrowski
Charlie Ray III
Trent A. Rogers
Wayne T. Slusser
William C. Varner
Jonathan D. Zavodney
Publisher: Northeastern Baptist Press (April 3, 2023)
Softback ISBN: 978-1-953331-26-7
Digital ISBN: 978-1-953331-25-0
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches