A Workbook for New Testament Greek: Grammar and Exegesis in First John
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A Workbook for New Testament Greek: Grammar and Exegesis in First John provides valuable help for students who want to begin studying the New Testament in the original Greek. Many Greek instructors agree that First John is the best place to start reading in the New Testament because it is brief and does not use many complicated sentences or rare words. This workbook divides 1 John into twenty-five assignments averaging four verses. Each assignment has three sections:
• Vocabulary--defines and parses forms that may as yet be unfamiliar
• Questions--leads the student through important grammatical observations
• For Further Study--encourages deeper reflection on questions of grammar, textual criticism, exegesis, and application
All three sections give valuable references to grammars, commentaries, lexicons, and other study helps that students should become familiar with. Also provided are two built-in reference tools:
• Greek-English Dictionary of First John--briefly defines every word used in 1 John
• Analytical Lexicon of First John--parses every form that appears in the letter
Designed for use in the second half of a first-year Greek course by students who have passed the midpoint in a standard introduction to New Testament Greek, this workbook can also be used for individual study and review.
participle (v. 29)? FOR F U R T H E R S T U D Y 1. According to v. 27 every Christian has the "anointing" of the Holy Spirit. He lives within (cf. Rom 8:9) and provides illumination of God's word. At the same time, every Christian has a conscience (cf. 2 Cor 1:12). Is there a difference between a believer's conscience and the Holy Spirit? Should a Christian accept the popular saying, "Let your conscience be your guide"? Discuss. Assignment 10 - 1 John 2:26-29 2. In v. 27 John seems to be
God's evToXca, "commandments," are not (3ape!ca, "burdensome." How does the theme of Psalm 119 compare with John's position? Furthermore, what perspective does the inauguration of the new age through Christ add to this question? ASSIGNMENT The Three Witnesses to the Son 1 John 5:6-12 VOCABULARY eAOcov, 2d aor. p i c p. act. m a s c . n o m . sg. of epxoLiai, [the one who] came u S a r o g , 3d decl. n e u t . g e n . sg. of i)8cop, dat. i>8orn, water u a p T u p o u v . pres. p t c p . act.
f], 2i/e (1, 7, 9, 14, 23, 24) 102 A WORKBOOK FOR N E W TESTAMENT GREEK H fj, than, or (18) fj8r|, now, already (5, 17) fJKG), fjcjO), fjcja, have come, be present (25) f]peig, f|pcdv, we (1, 15, 18, 19, 23) f)|iepa, -ag, f], dai/ f|LL€Tepog, -a, -ov, our (1) e Qdvcrrog, -01), 6, death (14, 24) GaDLidCco, GcrupdaoLiai, eGaupaaa, , , eGai)LidaGr|v, wonder, marvel ( 1 4 ) , GedoLiat, , eGeaaduriv, , TeGeapcu, eGedGnv, behold, look at, see (1, 20) GeXr|Lia, -arog, TO, will, wish, desire
rr|pr|GG), eTT|pr|aa, T e T r j p r i K a , T€TfjpT)LLctL. e r r | p f | 6 r | v , keep, obey, observe, guard (4, 16) TLGTJLLL, Grjaco, eGnKa, TeGeiKa, TeGeiLiat, €TeGr|v, place, put, lay down, give up (15, 20) Tig, TL, who? which? what? (9, 11) Tig, TL, someone, anyone, a certain one (masc. and fern.); something, anything, a certain thing (neut.) (4) Tpelg, Tpia, three (23) T\)(j)X6a). , eru^Xtoaa, T€TU(|)X(i)Ka, blind, make blind (5) 106 A WORKBOOK FOR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK T i)8cop, i)SaTog,
Intermedi ate NT Greek, 81; Robertson, Grammar. 776; Wallace, Grammar, 306.) 6. In v . 3 why does J o h n use the phrase KOivcovictv ex^Te instead of KOLVCOveiTe? (See Westcott, Epistles, 12.) 7. To what does TcriJia (v. 4) refer? 8. What meaning does fj(ietg add to v. 4? (See BDF §280.) Assignment 1 1 John 1:1-4 FOR FURTHER STUDY 1. What phases in the existence of the Son does John dramatically unfold in vv. 1-3 as he moves from impersonal neuter pronouns describing Christ ("that