Any Help Is Good Help...
Listed below are some free resources that are tailored to Dr. Black's textbook. Most of these will be given to you in class. Therefore, you will not need to print them out (but having a digital copy is always helpful!).
Free Online Resources:
Listed below are some (of the many) free online Greek and Bible resources. Links to them have been provided followed by a brief description of each.
- Laparola.net - Hailed as the poor man's one-stop shop for Greek, this helpful website contains multiple Greek texts, variant readings, a lexicon, parsing guides, and much more. However, be warned. The lexicon this site uses is outdated and will not always give you the best translations.
- Greekbible.com - This website is particularly useful for translating and parsing. However, there are times where the website has not yet posted a definition for a word, so additional resources will be required to supplement this site.
- Blueletterbible.org - This site contains multiple English versions and allows you to see both the original Hebrew and Greek with just one click. However, parsing aids are only available in the KJV and NKJV versions.
- Biblegateway.com - This website is not helpful in terms of the original Greek necessarily. However, this site does allow you to see several English translations all at one time (parallel to each other). This allows you to see the many ways a Greek text could possibly be rendered at a glance, which may help you with your translating skills.
Expanding Your Greek Library:
Listed below are some important and influential texts concerning NT Greek that you might consider purchasing in the future to expand your Greek library.
Listed below are some free Greek fonts. You do not need these for class, but they are fun to use! If you are having trouble installing these fonts on your computer, simply follow this font installation guide.
Meet the Author:
Dr. David Alan Black, author of Learn to Read New Testament Greek, is a professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He is also a self-supporting missionary to Mecklenburh County, VA, and Ethiopia. Using the links below, get to know the heart of the man behind the text:
- Daveblackonline.com - This is Dr. Black's personal webpage. There, you can read his blog, numerous articles, find additional greek resources, and much, much more!
- Davidsonpress.com - Dr. Black was instrumental in the development of the New Testament for the International Standard Version (ISV). Follow this link to read some of his comments on translation.
A History of the English Bible:
Listed below are the transcripts of a series of lectures the renowned Greek scholar, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, presented at Lancaster Bible College in March, 2001. You will quickly see that the road to the English Bible was paved with the blood of martyrs. We should be grateful that we have God's Word written in our language!
- Part 1 - From Wycliffe to King James
- Part 2 - The Reign of King James
- Part 3 - From the KJV to the RV
- Past 4a - Why so Many Versions?
- Part 4b - Why so Many Versions?