A CONCISE EXEGETICAL GRAMMAR OF NEW TESTAMENT GREEK, by J. Harold Greenlee; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1986. 79pp., (no price included, paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko)
The fact that this is the fifth edition of a book originally published in 1953 demonstrates that many students of Greek have found it helpful. While it is not, in my judgment, suited for a textbook to be used in beginners’ Greek classes, it does have two excellent purposes: 1) It can well serve as a compendium for a more comprehensive text in the study of beginning Greek; 2) It is a handy reference guide for ministers in their exegetical studies. The title itself suggests this latter as its main purpose, and it is ideally suited to that end. While working with the Greek New Testament, the minister can make good use of a handy, concise and well-organized summary of various points of Greek grammar; and this book fills that need very well. It has detailed descriptions of case uses of Greek nouns, of tense and mood uses of Greek verbs, as well as various other important points of grammar. We highly recommend the book to all ministers who work with the Greek in sermon preparation.