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Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics

An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament
Daniel B. Wallace
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For seminary students, the goal of studying Greek grammar is the accurate exegesis of biblical texts. Sound exegesis requires that the exegete consider grammar within a larger framework that includes context, lexeme, and other linguistic features.While the trend of some grammarians has been to take a purely grammatical approach to the language, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics integrates the technical requirements for proper Greek interpretation with the actual interests and needs of Bible students. It is the first textbook to systematically link syntax and exegesis of the New Testament for second-year Greek students. It explores numerous syntactical categories, some of which have not previously been dealt with in print.Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics is the most up-to-date Greek grammar available. It equips intermediate Greek students with the skills they need to do exegesis of biblical texts in a way that is faithful to their intended meaning. The expanded edition contains a subject index, a Greek word index, and page numbers in the Syntax Summary section.

About the Author

Daniel B. Wallace (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a noted textual critic, serving as head of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, and is author of Greek Grammar beyond the Basics, Basics of New Testament Syntax, and (with Grant Edwards) of A Workbook for New Testament Syntax.

Table of Contents


Syntax Proper

Syntax of Words and Phrases

Syntax of the Clause

Syntax Summaries

Subject Index

Greek Word Index

Scripture Index


“I utilize GGBB in our Biblical Language major, recommending it to our second year Greek students, and requiring it in our third year courses. Teaching grammar can be tough and even boring, so the way I use it in ‘Advanced Greek Grammar’ is in a more inductive manner. As we translate Romans, I ask the students to look up every scripture reference in GGBB and come to class prepared to discuss that usage. The superb Scripture Index (799-827) facilitates their study. There are 600 examples from Romans alone in GGBB, covering virtually every grammatical function.” The Master’s College -- William Varner

'“Students in second-year Greek (and beyond) profit immensely from the conception, organization, examples, and discussion of this book. Robertson is prolix and dated. BDF is uneven, great for scholars but not always fruitful for students. Other “second year” grammars are less comprehensive. Students who work through the salient points of Wallace (with an instructor’s guidance on what is salient) gain a grasp of classic categories, a sense for how language works, and a respect for how much more we all have to learn. Is it a perfect resource? No. Can it serve invaluable pedagogical ends? Absolutely!” Covenant Theological Seminary -- Robert W. Yarbrough

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Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics Instructor: Dr. Daniel B. Wallace

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, taught by Daniel B. Wallace, introduces second-year Greek students to syntax and exegesis of the Greek New Testament.

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  • 15 Units
  • 20 hours of video
  • Self-paced
  • Intermediate
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Basics of Biblical Greek 1 Instructor: Dr. William D. Mounce

Part of a two-course series, Basics of Biblical Greek 1 will introduce you to the vocabulary and grammar of New Testament Greek, so you can begin studying the New Testament in its original language.

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  • 16 Units
  • 8 hours of video
  • Self-paced
  • Beginner
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Basics of Biblical Greek 2 Instructor: Dr. William D. Mounce

The second part of a two-course series, Basics of Biblical Greek 2 picks up where Basics of Biblical Greek 1 leaves off, digging deeper into the vocabulary and grammar of New Testament Greek.

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  • 16 Units
  • 8 hours of video
  • Self-paced
  • Beginner
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  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 864
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310218951
  • Release: May 20, 1997
Categories Biblical Studies Greek
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