By David Alan Black
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3) Never write the English translations of words in your textbook. If you do, you will remember the English and forget the Greek. Instead, do all the exercises on a separate sheet of paper. Then read the exercises again, preferably aloud, until you are able to translate them easily and quickly. (4) Finally, enjoy your studies and take pleasure in your progress. Don't get impatient if your pace seems slow. Learning a foreign language requires a great deal of time and effort. Claims of miracle-methods by which languages can be learned in a few days or weeks are utterly irresponsible and unfounded.
The principles and methods used in Learn to Read New Testament Greek will enable you to make rapid progress in your studies. New information is introduced in small, manageable units, and points of grammar are fully explained and lavishly illustrated. After seventeen lessons you will begin reading selected passages from the Greek New Testament, and by the end of the course you will be able to read much of the New Testament without constant reference to a dictionary. You will also have an understanding of the structure of the Greek language, an ability to use commentaries and other works based on the Greek text, and a growing capacity to plumb the depths of God's revelation for yourself.
Otherwise, the basic plan of the book remains the same, the first edition having confirmed a need for this sort of introduction to New Testament Greek. I wish to acknowledge the helpfulness and encouragement of my students at Talbot School of Theology, Grace Bible Institute, Simon Greenleaf University, Grace Theological Seminary, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, California Graduate School of Theology, and Chong Shin Theological Seminary. I am also indebted to the following colleagues for their wise criticisms and suggestions: Peter Frick of St.