GNT books from easiest to hardest

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D Ryan Lowe
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GNT books from easiest to hardest

Post by D Ryan Lowe » June 25th, 2012, 1:56 am

I'm hoping to read the entire Greek New Testament, and would like to start with the easier books and work my way up, starting with 1 John and ending with the hardest books, like Hebrews or Luke-Acts.

If you were to order the books of the Greek New Testament from easiest to read to hardest to read, how would you order them?
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Re: GNT books from easiest to hardest

Post by Jonathan Robie » June 25th, 2012, 12:01 pm

Here's my ranking, from easiest to hardest:

1 John
Gospel of John
Matthew / Mark
Luke / Acts
Letters of Paul (Galatians is easiest, Colossians and Ephesians perhaps hardest)
Peter, Jude, The Revelation

Your mileage may vary.
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Re: GNT books from easiest to hardest

Post by karivalkama » June 25th, 2012, 1:25 pm

I think Revelation is easy Greek. Its interpretation is difficult, but that has nothing to do with the Greek language being difficult.

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Re: GNT books from easiest to hardest

Post by NathanSmith » June 26th, 2012, 12:36 am

1st John may be the "easiest", but I think it would be most beneficial to a new Greek reader to start with a narrative like Mark.
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Re: GNT books from easiest to hardest

Post by GlennDean » September 17th, 2012, 12:47 pm

In Mounce's "Graded Reader", he covers about 30 verses from the following books (each one increasing in difficulty)

1 John
1 Pet
1 Tim
2 Thes
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