Reading the original text of the New Testament often remains intimidating to the student after a foundational year of Greek. This text will help second-year students bridge the gap from elementary grammars and exercises to the biblical text itself. This skill-boosting resource provides hands-on experience in the use of reference grammars and other tools so that students can increasingly venture forth on their own, translating and exegeting the biblical text in the original language. Presenting the complete Greek text of Philippians, a verse-by-verse translation, and an analysis of every word, including morphology, meaning, and syntax, it includes a useful glossary with definitions of the more common functions various forms perform. Ideal as a textbook in a semester-length study of the text of Philippians by intermediate seminary or college students, it will help them gain confidence in Greek syntax - the ways words are combined and used to express thought - as they work their way through an entire New Testament book.
About the Author
Jerry L Sumney is Professor of Biblical Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary. His other publications include Identifying Paul's Opponents, Servants of Satan, False Brothers and Other Pauline Opponents and Preaching Apocalyptic Texts.