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Introducing Koine Greek: A Grammar & Workbook

Jared M. August



A practical, understandable, and accessible resource for learning the language of the New Testament.

Introducing Koine Greek is intentionally designed to assist the student in learning Koine Greek without becoming overwhelmed. Each of the twenty-nine chapters are written concisely and structured logically. Every translation activity and grammatical exercise is aimed to build confidence and assurance in the student’s ability to read, understand, and translate the texts of the New Testament.

Sample Chapter - Read Chapters 1 and 2

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Author Bio:


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.



Introducing Koine Greek by Jared August is the only work on the market written primarily for college undergraduates. It is, by design, understandable, practical, and accessible. Having taught Greek to undergraduates many years ago, I can attest that this work fills an important niche. August’s goal is to provide the student only what he/she needs to know to learn the language. Absent, for example, are those pesky accent rules, most of which are not necessary to learning how to read New Testament Greek. Here is a concise but complete first year grammar organized for maximum efficiency and effect. Highly recommended.
David L. Allen, Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

Dr. August has written a Greek grammar for undergraduate students that is both practical and accessible. This textbook not only expedites the learning of Koine Greek, but also empowers students to apply the Scriptures to life. A manageable, straightforward resource that is pedagogically written with little complexity and greater intentionality toward the students’ retention and understanding of God’s revealed Word.
Wayne Slusser, Seminary Dean, Professor of New Testament and Greek, Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Introduction to Koine Greek
Chapter 2: The Greek Alphabet
Chapter 3: Verb Basics
Chapter 4: Present Active Indicative Verbs
Chapter 5: Nominative & Accusative Nouns
Chapter 6: Genitive & Dative Nouns
Chapter 7: Present Passive Indicative Verbs
Chapter 8: Present Middle Indicative Verbs
Chapter 9: Personal Pronouns
Chapter 10: Other Pronouns
Chapter 11: Adjectives
Chapter 12: Adverbs
Chapter 13: Conjunctions
Chapter 14: Prepositions
Chapter 15: Future Indicative Verbs
Chapter 16: Imperfect Indicative Verbs
Chapter 17: Aorist Indicative Verbs
Chapter 18: Second Aorist Indicative Verbs
Chapter 19: Perfect Indicative Verbs
Chapter 20: Third-Declension Nouns
Chapter 21: Third-Declension Adjectives & Pronouns
Chapter 22: Infinitives
Chapter 23: Participles, Part I
Chapter 24: Participles, Part II
Chapter 25: Subjunctive Verbs
Chapter 26: Imperative & Optative Verbs
Chapter 27: Overview of μι Verbs
Chapter 28: Conditional Statements
Chapter 29: Techniques for Reading Greek
Appendix A: Parsing Guide
Appendix B: Glossary of Key Terms
Appendix C: Vocabulary by Chapter

Product Details:


Publisher: Northeastern Baptist Press (July 1, 2022)

Language: English

Hardback: 284 pages

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-953331-15-1

Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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