NT 511Greek I Dr. Samuel Lamerson firstname.lastname@example.org www.drsamlam.com
Top Five Signs that You Have Chosen the Wrong Seminary: • 5. The school boasts that most students eventually make parole. • 4. The diplomas are signed by the current Warden. • 3. The reading list includes the Cat in the Hat. • 2. The OT professor plus a fake mustache equals the NT professor. • 1. The professor enters the class followed by a crew from 60 Minutes.
Syllabus • Note the flexibility of assignments. • Note the dates for Fall Break (October 9-13) and ETS (November 15-18). • Note the required and suggested texts. • Mounce-grammar and wkbook • Lamerson-English grammar • Plastic Chart
Handouts • Vocabulary Handout • All the words for the entire year from Mounce • Organized by chapter • Other pieces of information will become clear • Greek Tutor Handout
Why Study Greek? • It gives me a job. • It provides you with better tools to study the Scripture, teach, and preach. • It is the very language in which God wrote the New Testament. • You have been called to this task. • If you fail to study you have a spiritual problem.
How Should I study? • Study consistently-daily study is very important. • Review all vocabulary always. • Use whatever tools you have-CD in the back of Mounce’s grammar; Greek Tutor CD. • Discipline yourself
How Can I Remember All This? • Use Mnemonics- the study of memory. See The Memory Book by Harry Lorrayne or some other book on how to memorize. • Your visuals should be: • Larger than life • Moving • Dangerous or disturbing if possible • Use whatever tricks you come up with
You Be a Man, I’ll Be a Man • The more you sweat now the less you’ll bleed later. • I promise you will not fail this course if you will: • Show up for class • Learn your vocabulary and review it at least three times a week. • Read every chapter before and after class. • Do the assigned exercises. • Skip what I tell you to skip.
The Greek Alphabet • Chapter Three • Note that Chapter one is a history of the Greek language. • Chapter two contains study helps. • Chapter three begins with the alphabet. • Each letter is the first sound of its name.
The Alphabet • 3.2 Greek has 24 letters • a b g d e z h q i k l m n x o p r s t u f c y w • 3.3.2 Five double consonants- q x f c y • 3.3.3 Don’t confuse the Greek h n r with the English n v p • 3.3.4 There are two sigmas s j
a, A b, B g, G d, D e, E • (alpha) (beta) (gamma) (delta) (epsilon) • z, Z h, H q, Q i, I • (zeta) (eta) (theta) (iota) • k, K l, L m, M n, N x, X o, O • (kappa) (lambda) (mu) (nu) (xsi) (omicron) • p, P r, R s (~), S t, T u, U • (pi) (rho) (sigma) (tau) (upsilon) • f, F c, C y, Y w, W • (phi) (chi) (psi) (omega)
The Vowels and Diphthongs • 3.3.5Greek Vowels • a e h i o w u • 3.4.4 Two gammas together form the letter n, called a “gamma nasal.” • 3.4.6 Greek has two breathing marks • va `a • 3.5 Greek Diphthongs • ai ei oi au ou ui eu hu
Never Pronounce the Subscript! • 3.5.2 The iota will want to subscript (become small and hang out underneath) a long vowel. It should not be pronounced. • w[ra| • grafh/| • lo,gw|
Chapter Three in a Slide • Learn the Alphabet • Pronounce the rough breathing mark ` • Don’t pronounce the subscript. • Run the diphthong sound together.
Chapter Four • 4.1 Punctuation • Greek Comma = English comma • Greek period = English period • Greek period above the line= English semicolon • Greek semicolon = English question mark • 4.2.3 Accents (let this go for now) • 4.3 Divide Words- No value at this time.
Read Some Greek Letters • Qij ivj knoc seminari • Greek ivj lotj ovf fun • I like qij claj • No ovne can tel me greek ivj av a`rd claj • Mai dogj naim ivj sox • Mai dog ivj av blak beegal • Mai ovqer dogj name ivj budi
Greek Letters Continued • I avm mastering qe greek claj • I avm av slafe of crist • Crist died ovn qe croj • God sent i`j son ivnto qe evarq • Qe bible ivj Godj ovurd • Greek ivj Godj language • Qij ivs qe best claj efer
Greek Letters Continued • I avm learning to read avgain • Qij ivj not a`rd avt avl • Greek ouvill be avn eavsi claj • I ouvill not sae “ivt ivj greek to me” • Qe book ivj written bai mounse • I avm learning to read qe neu testament • God wrote i`j book ivn greek • I a`fe no evcxuse for not studiing
For Next Time • Make Sure the Alphabet is second nature • Quick review of chapters one through four • Read chapters five and six in Mounce • Read chapters one and two in Lamerson • Do five parsings and five translations in workbook six. • Learn the vocabulary in Chapter Six-pp. 40 (bottom) 41, 42.