A Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek
By Robert W. Funk
Originally published in three volumes in 1973, Robert Funk’s classic Grammar utilizes the insights of modern linguistics in its presentation of the basic features of ancient Greek. Since modern linguistics aims to be descriptive, rather than prescriptive, Funk’s Grammar highlights the bread-and-butter features of New Testament Greek, rather than how it deviates from classical Greek.
Students who use this Grammar will learn how to read Greek in one year, rather than having to depend on ponies or interlinear editions of the Greek New Testament. Now redesigned and reformatted for ease of use, this single-volume third edition makes Funk’s ground-breaking work available once more.
Robert W. Funk was a distinguished teacher, writer, translator and publisher in the field of religion. A Guggenheim Fellow and Senior Fulbright Scholar, he served as Annual Professor of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem and as chair of the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. Robert Funk was a recognized pioneer in modern biblical scholarship, having led the Society of Biblical Literature as its Executive Secretary from 1968–1973. His many books include The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus (1993) and The Acts of Jesus: The Search for the Authentic Deeds (1998) (both with the Jesus Seminar) and Honest to Jesus (1996), and A Credible Jesus (2002).