The Biblical Greek Companion for Bible Software Users
Provides students with simple and clear explanations of the grammatical terms they're likely to encounter in their Bible software of choice.
While Bible language and exegetical programs provide users with lots of useful information, most of them unfortunately don't explain the basic meaning of the grammatical terminology or why that information is significant for understanding biblical texts.
For most of us, it's been a long time since we've had any formal training in English grammar. So if you're using a Greek language program, and you come across grammatical terms like vocative, genitive, subjunctive, or middle voice--this is your quick index!
To make this book as user-friendly as possible, each entry provides:
- A description of what the form looks like.
- A summary of what it does--its main functions (with examples from the Greek New Testament).
- An "Exegetical Insight" to show how understanding the grammar helps you interpret the text.
The Biblical Greek Companion for Bible Software Users is ideally suited for:
- Pastors and ministry leaders who may have learned Greek at one time but have experienced the loss of much of that learning.
- College and seminary students who are learning Greek and need a guide to help understand the significance of the grammatical terminology.
- Bible software users who never formally learned Greek in the classroom and need help understanding the meaning of the terms they encounter.
- Any users of programs like Logos Bible Software, Accordance Bible Software, Olive Tree, or other Bible software programs who want a quick and easy reference.
With grammatical terms laid out and discussed in an intuitive and user-friendly format, readers can now spend time focusing on exegesis and applying their findings to their preaching, teachings, study, and writing instead of puzzling over the significance of grammatical terminology and how to apply it.
About the Author
Mark L. Strauss (PhD, Aberdeen) is university professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, where he has served since 1993. His books include Four Portraits, One Jesus; How to Read the Bible in Changing Times; The Essential Bible Companion; and commentaries on Mark and Luke. He also serves as vice chair of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version translation.