Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Snapshot Of A New Greek Grammar By Richard Gibson And Con Campbell

Jeremy Bouma has a snapshot of Con Campbell's new Greek grammar, co-authored with Richard Gibson, over at the Zondervan Academic blog. You can read about it here. I appreciate the lists. Can you imagine getting something delivered to your house that required assembly and yet there were no step-by-step instructions? Maybe you're like me and an example (or three) immediately comes to mind. Well, you know what I mean. Lists are helpful when you're trying to learn how to do something. We can deviate from those lists as we get more comfortable with what it is we're doing (e.g., word studies or translating a sentence), but in the beginning it really is helpful.

I haven't seen the book yet. I will shortly. A journal has asked me to write a review of it. And so it should be coming in the mail soon. I'm sure I'll have some praise and some hesitation. I always do. The only book we ought to agree with entirely is the Bible. But I think this book is going to have a lot of strengths. And from what I see so far––and hope is the case––it looks like a very practical text.

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