Douglas S. Huffman, The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming (Grand Rapids: Kregal Publications, 2012). (kregal.com)

9780825427435I received a copy of this book for review courtesy of Kregal Academic. When I saw that it was made available for review I requested it because I remember when I was learning Greek I wished that I could find something more, well, “handy”. My textbook had all the necessary grammar, but it had too many pages to make it convenient for transport. Often, all I wanted was to have my paradigm charts available without all the commentary. This little book provides exactly that.

Part 1: Greek Grammar Reminder includes charts on everything from the alphabet, to declensions, pronouns and adjectives. Part 2: Greek Syntax Summaries reintroduces cases, article usage, and verb usage. Part 3: Phrase Diagramming would have been invaluable when I was learning Greek since my teacher had us do diagramming quite often.

If you are teaching Greek (Koine) and you want to provide students with something they can take with them to the coffee shop while they practice their translating or diagramming then I recommend adding this to your list of required books. If you are a student of Greek who needs something like this resource I think you will be pleased to find that it does exist.

For those who need a “visual” review, here are some pictures:

Chart
Chart

 

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Instructional page
Diagramming
Diagramming

 

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