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DavMcKay
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Post by DavMcKay » August 26th, 2017, 7:13 pm

So, about a decade ago I took an intro biblical Greek course and I still have the textbook (Croy) and the Greek New Testament (Metzger, 4th edition). I have daydreams of liberating myself from my interlinear New Testament — not sure how realistic that is. And I'm hoping this place might be a kind of support for that.

I will probably hug the beginners forum.

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Post by Jason Hare » August 27th, 2017, 9:42 am

DavMcKay wrote:
August 26th, 2017, 7:13 pm
So, about a decade ago I took an intro biblical Greek course and I still have the textbook (Croy) and the Greek New Testament (Metzger, 4th edition). I have daydreams of liberating myself from my interlinear New Testament — not sure how realistic that is. And I'm hoping this place might be a kind of support for that.

I will probably hug the beginners forum.
That sounds like a good start, Dav (David?).

It's a good idea to spend time in the beginners forum. Of course, in your readings, post questions and try to clear things up. Have you considered joining an online study group to get refreshed? On GreekStudy, we regularly run groups on John Taylor's Greek to GCSE and other textbooks. I think it would be good to go through a grammar again, get up-to-speed on the material and then spend a lot of time reading the text.

Good luck!

Jason
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Post by Jonathan Robie » August 27th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Welcome back! Long time no see!
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Post by Eeli Kaikkonen » August 28th, 2017, 4:43 am

DavMcKay wrote:
August 26th, 2017, 7:13 pm
I have daydreams of liberating myself from my interlinear New Testament — not sure how realistic that is.
I think it's completely realistic. Just start reading the running text, don't try to understand everything, skip the difficult parts. I recommend starting with the Gospels, especially Mark and John, because they have limited, repeating and concrete vocabulary and relatively simple syntax. At the same time go through the textbook or use some freely available resources for systematic grammar and vocabulary. Don't do extra parsing exercises outside your textbook or other resource, spend that time reading the running text.

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