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Grammar

Helping you read your way through the Greek New Testament in just 2 minutes per verse.

“Everyday” Active Indicative Verb Endings Song

A talented group of classical school students in Texas put the Active Indicative verb endings to the tune of Buddy Holly’s “Everyday.” The lyrics have been tweaked slightly in this version sung by Jeff Hurtgen. This is my new favorite verb ending song! Students are...

Another Active Verb Ending Song

Sung to the tune of the worship song, “Ah Lord God,” here’s another song to help you learn the Active Indicative verb endings.  Lyrics by Ben Merkle. Vimeo Video: https://vimeo.com/380347566   YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/-L3mzNlR0Uc

Imperfect Indicative of εἰμι

In today’s weekend video, Jeff Hurtgen delivers a masterful rendition of Jackson Van Dyke’s song for the Imperfect Indicative of εἰμι. (I once was dead) Vimeo Video: https://vimeo.com/380347543 YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/N2gf3RBvmoU

Liquid Futures, Philippians 1:25

In today’s weekend feature, Dr. Plummer reviews some fundamentals of liquid verbs and looks at a liquid future in Philippians 1:25.   https://vimeo.com/336231750

Amazing Greek 1st and 2nd Declension Nouns

Sung by Jeff Hurtgen, Greek endings originally put to song by Ben Merkle and Rob Plummer. A-maz-ing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me η ης ῃ ην, αι ων αις ας I now can sing Greek nouns I once was lost, but now am found, was Blind, but now I see...

Imperatival Future, Matthew 22:37-39

In today’s weekend video, we look at the use of the future tense in Greek to convey a request or command—the imperatival future.   https://vimeo.com/336231702

Theology and the Gender of Nouns, πνευμα

In today’s weekend feature, Dr. Plummer warns against the danger of doing theology based on the gender of Greek nouns. He discusses the application of this point to the noun πνευμα (Spirit).   https://vimeo.com/336231812

εἶπεν, λέγει, ἐλάλησεν

In today’s weekend edition, Dr. Plummer looks at the nuances of three Greek verbs that describe speech: εἶπεν, λέγει, ἐλάλησεν.   https://vimeo.com/336231906

Dr. William Varner on Acts 1:8

Today, we are happy to have Dr. William Varner of The Master’s University doing a guest screencast on Acts 1:8.  Enjoy!   https://vimeo.com/364143714

John, ὁ βαπτίζων (Mark 6:14)

Dr. Plummer uses a participial referehttps://vimeo.com/336231730nce to John, ὁ βαπτίζων (Mark 6:14), to review some characteristics of present participles.   https://vimeo.com/336231730

Greek Resources for the Gospel of Matthew

In this weekend video, Dr. Plummer overviews two excellent resources to help you in studying the Greek text of the Gospel of Matthew—the Baylor Handbook on the Greek Text of Matthew, by Wesley G. Olmstead (note also vol. 2), and the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New...

The B-I-B-L-E and εἰμι, sung by Jeff Hurtgen

Greek lyrics originally put to this song by Dr. Ben Merkle The B – I – B – L – E Yes that's the book for me εἰ-μι εἰ ἐσ-τι Yes that is Greek to me I stand alone on the Word of God, the B – I – B – L – E I stand alone on the Word of God, ἐσ-μεν ἐσ-τε εἰ-σι...

2 Corinthians 12:7, Why a Present Subjunctive

When Paul says that the thorn in his flesh was given “to torment” him, he employs a present tense subjunctive for the verb κολαφίζω (torment, strike, beat). Why?   https://vimeo.com/336231966

Infinitives Song, to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Infinitives Song, to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” Sung by Jeff Hurtgen λυειν (Present Active Infinitive) λυεσθαι (Present Middle/Passive Infinitive) λυσαι (Aorist Active Infinitive) λυσασθαι (Aorist Middle Infinitive) [και] [and] λυθηναι (Aorist Passive...

Exegetical Gems from Biblical Greek, by Ben Merkle

Exegetical Gems from Biblical Greek, by Ben Merkle, is an enjoyable way to review grammatical concepts while focusing on biblical passages where the grammatical point under review makes a difference in meaning. Knowing Greek really does make a difference in reading...

Tense and Aspect – Lecture by Con Campbell

What Greek grammarian is also a professional saxophone player and serious body builder? That’s right – Con Campbell, an Australian scholar who teaches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School!  I enjoyed both lecturing and exercising alongside Con at the “Linguistics...

1 John 1:1, NLT vs. NASB

The NLT and NASB are both very good modern English Bible translations, but their renderings of 1 John 1:1 are different. Is there any loss of meaning in reordering the Greek text of 1 John 1:1 to make it more readable in modern English?  ...

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