A Book-by-Book Guide to New Testament Greek Vocabulary

by Christopher J. Fresch

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Retail: $19.95
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Pub Date: December 2019
ISBN: 9781683071587
ISBN-13: 9781683071587
Item Number: 071587
Categories: Biblical Studies and Interpretation; Language and Reference

Product Description

A Book-by-Book Guide to New Testament Greek Vocabulary is intended to help students, pastors, and professors who wish to read a particular book of the Bible in its original language to master the vocabulary that occurs most frequently in the book in question. In contrast to typical Hebrew and Greek vocabulary guides, which present vocabulary words based on their frequency in the Hebrew Bible or New Testament as a whole, this book presents vocabulary words based on their frequency in individual New Testament books, thus allowing readers to understand and engage with the text of a particular book easily and quickly.

The book also includes an appendix listing difficult principal parts for selected verbs that occur in the vocabulary lists and providing other advanced notes for additional words in the lists.


“Students are constantly asking me what they should do not to lose their Greek. My response always includes urging them to read their Greek New Testament daily. But with a limited vocabulary, students can quickly become overwhelmed and discouraged. Finally, here is a resource that helps get students and pastors into the text. Chris Fresch has provided an incredible volume that is sure to become a standard companion for those who desire to read the New Testament in its original language.”

Benjamin L. Merkle, Professor of New Testament and Greek, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time, the adage goes. So it is with reading the Greek New Testament. Chris Fresch has produced a tool for just such a purpose—one that is both sensitive to students’ abilities and accurate regarding glosses. Both are necessary to give students the confidence they need to read the Greek New Testament, one bite at a time.”

Daniel B. Wallace, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

“One of the most frequent faults in the teaching of New Testament Greek is that students learn vocabulary and grammar without being encouraged to read large quantities of text. Chris Fresch’s vocabulary guide tackles this problem head-on not only by offering strategically graded vocabulary lists for the most common words, but also by following these up with vocabulary lists that support the reading of whole books of the New Testament in Greek. This should become a standard tool for students of the New Testament.”

Peter J. Williams, Principal, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Author Bio

Christopher J. Fresch (PhD, University of Cambridge) is lecturer in Biblical Languages and Old Testament at the Bible College of South Australia. His primary areas of research are the Greek and Hebrew languages, linguistics, and the Septuagint. He has written several articles on Greek linguistics, Old Testament, and the Septuagint and is co-editor of the book The Greek Verb Revisited.