Author: A. Chadwick Thornhill
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A great resource to help decipher the original Greek context of the Bible!
As translators have published new language versions of the Bible, certain words chosen to convey the message may not have the same implications of the original Greek text. Furthermore, the context of the actual message can be misdirected and it loses its historical accuracy. My pastor often breaks down phrases in the Bible to the original Greek and then provides the original meaning behind the phrase. But what about when studying on your own? It is not easy to simply take a verse or phrase and try to determine what the original Greek text had. Not to mention that some Greek words and characters have multiple meanings. So how do we break down what we are studying to its root?
Fortunately, A Chadwick Thornhill has published a tremendous resource for helping anyone interesting in understanding Biblical Greek text. This book provides the reader with starting guidelines to understanding the language. Although this book won’t help one fully master the Greek language, it will definitely help the reader differentiate the meaning of Greek words through context as well as noun, verb, and supporting parts of speech placement. Most chapters are short and very direct. It is easy to navigate in case you are looking for help in a specific area. Definitely a great resource to have readily available on the shelf when breaking down scripture.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.