Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes A Day: Vol. 2 : 365 More Selections For Easy Review
|by Jonathan G. Kline|
| Retail: $39.95|
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches
Binding: Maroon Stamped Hard Flexisoft
Pub Date: November 2017
Volumes in Series: 2
Item Number: 070573
Categories: Language and Reference
After seminary or graduate school, very few of us can afford the luxury of spending more than a few minutes a day, if that, working on our Biblical Greek. Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 2 is designed to help anyone who has retained at least a basic knowledge of New Testament Greek to refresh and deepen their skills and understanding—even in the midst of a busy schedule.
Like its predecessor volume, Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1, this book does not replace the need for a grammar or textbook; rather, it complements grammatical study by helping you to build a robust vocabulary and to review morphology and syntax in a completely inductive way, and without using any grammatical jargon. While volume 1 helps you review the 365 most common words in the New Testament, volume 2 focuses on the next most frequently occurring group of 365 words (those that occur between 41 and 16 times in the New Testament), likewise presenting these words one day at a time in order of descending frequency, and in the context of verses in which they appear. The structure and daily components found in volume 2 are identical to those of volume 1 and thus will be immediately familiar to anyone who has used that book.
After working through Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1 and just the first 90 days of volume 2, you will have seen all the vocabulary you need in order to engage with any verse in the New Testament with the help of a resource such as the UBS Greek New Testament Reader’s Edition. And by the time you finish volume 2, you will have read through 730 verses of the New Testament in the original Greek!
"Learning Greek is hard, and maintaining proficiency is almost as challenging! This resource is perfect for keeping your Greek sharp and even picking up some new vocabulary along the way. These books will help students have a long-term plan for studying the Greek New Testament."
"Keeping up with ancient languages that have been painstakingly learned in school or seminary is a big challenge for everyone these days within our working schedules, full of so many pressing and distracting tasks and demands. However, reading the biblical texts in their original languages is extremely important, both for those of us who work directly with them and for those who are simply passionate about them. There is indeed no other means to appreciate them in full both exegetically and spiritually. For whoever might have found themselves in such a situation, Jonathan Kline's Keep Up Your Biblical Greek two-volume set is a real life-saver. The conception of the books is as truly innovative as it is helpful. Readers can move along through little rewarding steps that refresh their knowledge of the language while deepening their familiarity with the biblical texts. These two books are real gems that can fit easily even within the busiest schedules, but they do not lack a thing in terms of linguistic precision and expertise."
"Language learning is a costly investment on many levels. Reading the Bible in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic is a skill acquired only through many months of difficult effort, yet after coursework ends, life and work get in the way, and the ability to access Scripture in its original language fades. Now with Jonathan Kline's series, language learners can not only protect and sustain the knowledge they've acquired—they can build new skills. These expertly designed Two Minutes a Day books will help anyone who has taken an introductory Biblical language course revive their reading ability, and the lessons can even function as daily devotional readings in the original language. While working through the short passages in these books, I felt as though I had a wise language teacher by my side. Kline is that teacher, and through these volumes readers will again feel the excitement and joy of connecting with the Bible in the language of its authors."
"What if you could remember and use the biblical languages you fell in love with while you were learning them in seminary or graduate school? Even better, what if you could do it by spending a tiny amount of your time each day? Most of us would argue that our lives are just too busy for language study, but Dr. Jonathan Kline has come up with the ideal solution. He asks us for just two minutes each day, and surely two extra minutes can fit into anybody's schedule! In addition, we all know that for us to experience long-term comfort with a language, nothing can replace daily use of it, so Dr. Kline has devised his system around committing those two minutes each and every day of the year. We have needed these books for a long time, and I personally will be very happy to have them in my library."
Jonathan G. Kline (PhD, Harvard University) is the author of Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible and co-author of Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook. He currently serves as the academic editor at Hendrickson Publishers.