Koine Greek Books & Products

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The Living Koine Greek two-volume set is a unique and efficient introduction to Koine Greek and is equivalent to more than a one-year college-level course. The student enters a world of Koine Greek and begins to interact with the language directly, without the mediation of a second language. It is designed to be self-teaching from a high school level and higher. It is also highly beneficial for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Living Koine Greek

Randall Buth

Introduction Part One with 1 MP3 CD

Coil-bound paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-10: 965-7352-02-9
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-02-1
Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.75 inches
Audio: about 3.5 hours

Part One starts at an absolute beginning level and leads a student into thinking in the language right from the start. It uses 1000 pictures with accompanying audio tracks to provide an immersion environment for learning Koine Greek.  The pictures are described in Koine Greek beginning with simple words, before progressing to phrases, full sentences, and eventually short story sequences, all in the language.  In this way, the student is exposed to the breadth of the language (including singular and plural nouns, adjectives and articles, masculine, feminine, neuter concord, present and aorist tenses, imperatives. number and person concord, 235 lexical items and 700 forms).

Note: Part One is highly recommend both for beginning students in any program as a complement to whatever curriculum they are using, and also for more advanced students, even instructors, who have never experienced or practiced thinking directly in the language.

Part One also teaches the alphabet through listening discovery, introduces the writing system, and has a section summarizing the grammar. All the descriptions of the 1000 pictures are transcribed in a separate section in fully accented Greek so that a student learns to correctly spell what they have already learned to understand.

This is the recommended prerequisite to Living Koine Greek, Introduction Part 2a and 2b.

For a mini-demo of the Part One picture system, see Greek Demo Lesson.

Read more about Koine pronunciation.

Price: $69.00

Living Koine Greek

Randall Buth

Introduction Part One MP4 version

Format: CD with mp4 and pdf files
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-06-9

Now experience the effectiveness of Part One’s 1000 pictures without the book. This version of Part One includes the same audio and visual material in mp4 format that plays on iPod™ and other mp4 players. Along with the benefit of extra portability, this version has the enhanced feature of automatic answers for the quizzes and alphabet lists. So there’s no more flipping pages to correct yourself. Plus all other resource materials found in the book, like the grammar summaries and writing system overview, are included as pdf files. Whether on your computer or other hand held devices, now you can study Koine Greek wherever you go.

To see how you can learn twenty vocabulary items in under 10 mns almost effortlessly, see our Greek Demo Lesson which is the first lesson of this CD.

Price: $45.00

Living Koine Greek Part One (both book/CD and MP4 Version)

Price: $89.00


To purchase this together with Living Koine Greek, Introduction Part 2a and 2b, see Living Koine Greek (Set) options below.

Living Koine Greek

Randall Buth

Introduction Part Two-A with 1 MP3 CD

Coil-bound paperback: 178 pages
ISBN-10: 965-7352-03-7
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-03-8
Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.5 inches
Audio: about 5 hours

Part Two-A, which comes with 5 hours of audio material, is a kind of “home language lab” appropriate for self-learning from a high school level and higher. The 277 audio tracks, including substitution drills, vocabulary introduction, dialogs, and readings, introduce and reinforce the learning at the speed of speech, enabling long-lasting internalization of the language. Special listening build-up tracks prepare the student to understand longer reading passages while listening.

Part Two-A contains six chapters of dialogues which augment the readings of the parables of the Lost Coin (Lk 15:8-10), the Great Banquet (Lk 14:16-24), the Lost Sheep (Lk 15:3-7), and the Vineyard (Mt 21:33-41). The Lord’s Prayer is memorized as well.

All Greek vocabulary, dialogues, and texts are glossed in English and grammatical explanations are in English. As a bonus for discriminating students, there are extensive footnotes throughout that deal with the development of the language and the stylistic functions of Koine Greek structures, many of which are typically only covered in advanced grammar books.

Price: $60.00

Living Koine Greek

Randall Buth

Introduction Part Two-B with 1 MP3 CD

Coil-bound paperback: 199 pages
ISBN-10: 965-7352-09-6
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-09-0
Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.5 inches
Audio: about 7 hours

Part Two-B, which comes with more than 7 hours of audio material, continues from Part 2-A and is a kind of “home language lab” appropriate for self-learning from a high school level and higher. The 258 audio tracks, including substitution drills, vocabulary introduction, dialogs, and readings, introduce and reinforce the learning at the speed of speech enabling long-lasting internalization of the language. Special listening build-up tracks prepare the student to understand longer reading passages while listening.

Part Two-B contains six chapters of dialogues which augment the readings of the parables of the Sower (Lk 8:5-15), the Lost Sheep (Mt 18:12-13), the Banquet Seating (Lk 14:7-11),the Buried Treasure (Mt 13:44-52), the Fig Tree (Lk 13:6-9), and the Pounds (Lk 19:11-28). Extra-biblical readings are included as well: parable of the Vineyard (Shepherd of Hermas 55:1-5; 57:1,58:1-5), Papyri i, 99, Papyri v.1:288-9, Aesop ‘s Fables of the Buried Gold and of the Farmer. The Love Chapter (I Cor 13) is memorized throughout the book. Part Two-B continues Part Two-A with further instruction of Greek morphology and syntax.

All Greek vocabulary, dialogues, and texts are glossed in English and grammatical explanations are in English. As a bonus for discriminating students, there are extensive footnotes throughout that deal with the development of the language and the stylistic functions of Koine Greek structures, many of which are typically only covered in advanced grammar books. Full morphological tables are provided for verbs, nouns, and adjectives,

Price: $60.00

Living Koine Greek (Complete Set)

Buy them together and save! (… plus pay less for shipping.)

 

Introduction Parts One, Two-A, and Two-B

Price: $179.00

 

Introduction Parts One (MP4 Version only), Two-A, and Two-B 

Price: $155.00

 

Introduction Parts One (both book/CD and MP4 Version), Two-A, and Two-B 

Price: $199.00

A Greek Morphology

Randall Buth

Verbs and Nouns for Koine Greek

Coil-bound paperback: 138 pages
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-05-2
Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.25 inches

A Greek Morphology answers a practical need for those wanting to write and even speak Koine Greek with each other. It contains 196 verbs, 113 nouns and 35 adjectives and pronouns of Koine Greek all laid out in easy to read tables and charts. Here is a resource for teachers and students alike.

Some of the book’s features:

• An English to Greek index for finding many common verbs.
• All the basic noun patterns and adjective patterns are provided
• Verbs in the index are presented with both aorist and continuative infinitives.
• Tables are full and are not limited to occurrences in the Greek NT or LXX.
• Verb tables are given according to standard forms in the Koiné period. Occasional Attic differences are footnoted or placed in smaller type.
• Verbs are limited to attested vocabulary from authors like Josephus, Plutarch, and the Greek New Testament. Verbs from Homer and Epic poetry are not included.
Verb Chart Sample

I use this invaluable reference more than any other. No other resource quickly places Koine Greek verb usage at my disposal. Whether trying to teach, write, or speak, this book is a godsend. It clearly lays out what a native Koine Greek speaker would have had inside their head. Until the day I can fluently produce Greek, this book will be close by my side.
– Newton Trowbridge, Greek tutor and enthusiast

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Price: $35.00

Epictetus, Two Conversations: “Against the Academics and On Familial Love”

Greek-English Diglot with1 MP3 CD

Read, translated and annotated by Randall Buth

Coil-bound paperback: 48 pages
ISBN-10: 965-7352-07-X
ISBN-13: 978-965-7352-07-6
Product dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.35 inches
Audio: about 1.5 hrs

The CD includes the two dialogues recorded with two voices (Randall Buth reads Epcitetus and David Bivin reads the questioner), plus a reading of Paul’s speech on Mar’s Hill (Acts 17:16-34), the NT letter of James, and the song of Seikilos.

“Just what serious students of NT Greek need: a real confrontation
with contemporary Hellenistic discourse that’s meaningful and comparable to NT
parenetic texts, accompanied by helps that force thinking about Greek in Greek
terminology and listening to Greek the way it really sounded.”

Carl Conrad, Associate Professor of Classics Emeritus, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

“As a linguist I appreciate the skillful and reasonable reconstruction of the ancient
sounds and the accuracy and clarity of these readings. The smoothness encourages
repeated listenings. I cannot recommend this approach highly enough for students
of first-century Greek.”

Chet Creider, Professor and Co-Director, Linguistics Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Price: $25.00

Gospel of John and the Epistles of John

Greek Recording

1 MP3 CD

The CD includes a new recording of the twenty one chapters of the Gospel of John, plus the first, second, and third epistles of John read by Randall Buth. PDF files are included of Westcott Hort’s Greek text of John’s Gospel, an annotated text and glossary of all three epistles of John, and a Greek-English lexicon of 400 of the most common words in the Greek New Testament.

Price: $25.00

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