Monday, November 28, 2016
Review: Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament by:Charles Lee Irons
About the Book:
A powerful, time-saving new study resource for readers of the Greek New Testament
Only by immersing oneself consistently in the Greek New Testament can students, pastors, and other readers gain facility with the language. This invaluable guide from Charles Lee Irons streamlines and enhances the process, allowing readers to interact with the Greek text with minimal interruption and maximum understanding. By focusing specifically on syntax, this guide takes its place among other resources as a time--saving new tool that builds on, rather than replaces, what already exists. In the author's words, it "picks up where these other tools leave off, presupposes their use, and moves on to more complex issues of syntax, translation, some textual criticism, and limited exegesis."
Eminently useful, A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament
Provides brief explanations of intermediate and advanced syntactical features of the Greek text
Suggests translations to help the reader make sense of unusual phrases and difficult sentences
Eliminates the need for the reader to stop and look up intermediate, advanced, or unusual grammatical features of the Greek text
Recognizes Hebraic constructions, Semitic inferences, and Septuagintisms
Closely follows the Novum Testamentum Graece, 27th and 28th editions
It helps someone that only reads English just have a "helper" to help with other languages. Books like these really come in handy for those of us that basically don't want to have learn a second or third language to glean from books such as the Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament. In this book you are taken on a journey that is in explainable in itself. An amazing guide and help understanding the Greek New Testament.
Even with the explanations listed in the book, it was still a little difficult to understand but if you are in ministry or are a seminary student of some kind you would probably understand it a lot more. The book provides explanations as well as how each phrase is used and a cross reference for each. It takes you book by book in the New Testament. With over 600 pages to this reader, I still find that it is simple and straight forward and I was glad to see it wasn't long and drawn out. Great book to learn from!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.