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Mastering New Testament Greek

by Ted Hildebrandt

Reviewed by Martha Robinson

Purchase details: Mastering New Testament Greek by Ted Hildebrandt. CD-ROM for Windows 98 or newer, $49.99. Published by Baker Books Academic. Please support by buying this program from our Christian Book Distributors link or Amazon affiliate link.

Mastering New Testament Greek offers the equivalent of first-year college Greek in a computer based format. The audio track provides clear pronunciation of phonograms and words. Mastering New Testament Greek promises to teach the "basics of Greek" in an "easy reading approach to the book of John."

The format of this program is basic. The table of contents lists twenty-eight grammar lessons, ten vocabulary builder lessons, three chapters of John for reading lessons, and review sections for paradigms and vocabulary. Each grammar chapter has a "learn" menu in which concepts are presented in a text book format; a "drill" menu with fill-in-the-blank or multiple choice translation and Scripture memory questions are shown; an "exercise" menu where the student may get practice spelling words, and a "quick review" menu for review of grammar and verses from current and past lessons.

Grammar concepts are wide ranging. First through third declensions of nouns, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, conjunctions, and interrogatives add to the many chapters on verbs. Ten vocabulary words are introduced in each of the twenty-eight lessons, and the vocabulary builder has ten more lists of words. Bible verses allow the student to apply his knowledge of translation and parsing, especially in the supplemental section of John 1-3.

Recommendation: Mastering New Testament Greek is an alternative to those who do not do well with text book study. While this is not a glitzy and exciting computer program, it would serve an older, motivated high school student or adult with solid concepts and clear pronunciation. resources related to this review:'s Classical Languages Resource Section
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