lunes, 2 de enero de 2017

A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament (Review)

ISBN: 9780825443824
Pages: 608
Publication date: 7-27-2016
Format: Hardback
Imprint: Kregel Academic

Who is the author?

Charles Lee Irons (PhD in New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary) began his studies of classical and koine Greek as an undergraduate at UCLA and has studied the Greek New Testament for twenty-six years. An ordained Presbyterian pastor, he currently serves as the director for the Office of Research Administration at Charles Drew University.

What is the book about?

This is a guide for New Testament readers in Greek. It is not any guide but a tool that helps us to get closer to the text clearly. The work presents us: readings assigned for the year, analysis of words in the books of the New Testament Greek.

Some of the works cited are:
  • BDAG Bauer Danker, Arndt and Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testamento and Other Early Christian Literature
  • BDF Blass, Debrunner, and Funk. A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature.

Personal opinion

This book is a great tool to know our New Testament in Greek. It will be very useful, for those who have an intermediate knowledge of Greek. Personally, I do not suggest this book for people who do not yet know Greek, because they could not take full advantage of this tool. In short, it is a good book for our study and therefore to preach the word of God.


Thanks to Kregel for kindly providing me with a review copy of this book. This did not influence my thoughts regarding the work.