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Biblical Greek Reference Materials

Thankfully, there are plenty of resources and reference materials for Biblical Greek. This pages lists all of the lexicons, dictionaries, reference grammars and other learning aids. A number of these references focus more on Ancient Greek, but are still valuable resources for Biblical Greek studies.

Click on any of the following links to scroll down to the section that interests you.

1. Lexicons

2. Dictionaries

3. Biblical Reference Grammars & Classical Grammars

4. Learning Aids

5. Historical Linguistic References (Pronunciation)



Author
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Publisher (date) ISBN
Brief description and comment, (review links)
Format
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Retail
Price
Direct Links to purchase

1. Lexicons:

Bauer, Danker, Arndt, Gingrich " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
University of Chicago Press; 3rd ed (Nov. 2000); ISBN: 0226039331
(Amazon reviews) This is essential and worth every penny for serious word studies. Make sure you get the most recent edition by using this link.
Hardback
1188 pp.
$175.00 $149.60 Amazon


Mounce, William " alt="" border="0" height="60"> Analytical Greek Lexicon
Zondervan (March 1993); ISBN: 0310542103
Analytical Greek lexicons show the parsing and meaning of every form of every word in the New Testament. There are a number of analytic lexicons available. You can get some really good deals on used copies. This one looks like the best value for one in print.
Hardback
560 pp.
$42.99 $30.00 Amazon


Louw & Nida " alt="" border="0" height="60"> Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains (2 Volume Set)
United Bible Societies (June 1988, 2nd ed.); ISBN: 0826703437
This is a Greek thesaurus, which is important to help determine the word choices available to ancient authors.
Hardback
$66.99


Kostenberger, Andreas The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament
Broadman & Holman Publishers (May 2003); ISBN: 0805424571
Mid-length lexicon
Paperback
1528 pp.
$59.99 $37.79 Amazon


Abbott-Smith, G. Manual Greek Lexicon of New Testament Greek
T. & T. Clark Publishers (Oct. 1999); ISBN: 0567086844
(Amazon reviews) Great smaller lexicon
Paperback
528 pp.
$37.95 $37.95 Amazon


Liddell & Scott A Greek-English Lexicon
Oxford University Press; 9th ed. (July 1996); ISBN: 0198642261
(Amazon reviews) A little outdated but has not been replaced and is still a standard.

$145.00 $145.00 Amazon


Lampe, G.W.H. Patristic Greek Lexicon
Oxford University Press (June, 1961); ISBN: 019864213X
(Amazon reviews)
1616
$325.00 $325.00 Amazon


Muraoka, T. Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint: (Twelve Prophets)
Peeters (Jan 1994); ISBN: 9068314955
(SBL reviews)
Hardback
257 pp.
$59.00 $59.00 Amazon


Woodhouse, S.C. English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language
Routledge (June 1, 1971); ISBN: 0415151546
(Amazon reviews) The only major lexicon for Attic Greek composition. You can use this book for free online.
Hardback
1038 pp.
$184.95 $133.64 Amazon


Trenchard, Warren A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek
Cambridge University Press (June, 2003); ISBN: 0521521114
This lexicon has the principal parts for verbs and a frequency list.
Paperback
196 pp.
$17.99 $17.99 Amazon



2. Dictionaries:

Dictionaries provide more information about the backgrounds of words. They normally provide more cultural and historical information than lexicons. This extra information can be very useful but it is often interpretive and one must be careful to not engage in eisegesis by ignoring immediate context.

Moulton & Milligan " alt="" border="0" height="60"> Vocabulary of the Greek Testament
Hendrickson Publishers (Oct. 1997; reprint e); ISBN: 1565632710
A standard New Testament Greek dictionary
Hardback
768 pp.
$39.95 $14.37 Amazon


Kittel & Friedrich Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (10 Volume Set)
Eerdmans Publishing Co. (April, 1977); ISBN: 0802823246
(Amazon reviews)
Hardback
9212 pp.
$700.00 $700.00 Amazon
$399.99 CBD

Brown, Colin New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (4 Volume Set)
Zondervan Publishing Company (July 1986); ISBN: 0310332389
(Amazon reviews)
Hardback
$169.99 $107.09 Amazon



3. Comparative List of Reference Grammars:

These grammars are strictly reference tools. They do not contain exercises or teach the language in a course like fashion. What they do is systematically explain various aspects of the language. Since there has been significant debate over many areas of Greek grammar a good scholar should have a shelf load of these references.

Biblical Greek Grammars

Robertson, A.T. " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Grammar of the Greek New Testament In the Light of Historical Research,
Broadman & Holman Publishers (June 1947); ISBN: B00MF5GXI6
(Amazon reviews) This grammar is still stands as the most exhaustive grammar written. The kindle version is an amazing value for a reference.
Kindle
$84.99 $9.99 Amazon


Funk, Robert " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Greek Grammar of the New Testament & Other Early Christian Literature
University of Chicago Press (June, 1961); ISBN: 0226271102
Hardback
326 pp.
$70.00 $67.00 Amazon


Greenlee, Jacob " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Concise Exegetical Grammar of New Testament Greek
Eerdmans Publishing Co. 5th ed. (Dec, 1986); ISBN: 0802801730
(Amazon reviews) Concise study guide
Hardback
85 pp.
$12.00 $12.00 Amazon


Moulton, J. H. " alt="" border="0" height="60"> Grammar of New Testament Greek, Volume 1 (out of a 4 Volume set)
T. & T. Clark Publishers, 3rd ed (June, 1985); ISBN: 0567010112
A Grammar of New Testament Greek Volume 1: Prolegomena. This is a classic standard. Digital versions of this set are less expensive. https://www.logos.com/product/5764
Hardback
320 pp.
$190.00 $190.00 Amazon


Moulton, J. H. " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Grammar of New Testament Greek Volume 2: Accidence and Word Formation
T. & T. Clark Publishers (June, 1979); ISBN: 0567010120
You can find inexpensive used copies or purchase digital versions such as https://www.logos.com/product/5764
Hardback
572 pp.
$190.00 $190.00 Amazon


Moulton, J. H. " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Grammar of New Testament Greek Volume 3: Syntax
T. & T. Clark Publishers (June, 1980); ISBN: 0567010139
Hardback
438 pp.
$74.00 $66.60 Amazon


Moulton, J. H. " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Grammar of New Testament Greek Volume 4: Style
T. & T. Clark Publishers (June, 1980); ISBN: 056701018X
Hardback
184 pp.
$122.00 $122.00 Amazon


Dana & Mantey " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Manual Grammar of New Greek Testament
Prentice Hall (May 1, 1957); ISBN: 0023270705
(Amazon reviews)
Hardback
$83.00 $?? Amazon


Householder (Translator) " alt="" border="0" height="60"> Syntax of Apollonius Dyscolus
John Benjamins Pub. Co. (Dec. 1981); ISBN: 9027245045
Hardback
281 pp.
$165.00 $165.00 Amazon



Classical Greek Grammars

Smyth, Herber W. " alt="" border="0" height="60"> A Manual Grammar of New Greek Testament (revised ed.)
Martino Fine Books (November 2013); ISBN: 1614275238
The traditional and standard reference grammar for classical Greek as well as biblical Greek. You can find free versions of this text online if you are interested in those.
Paperback
810 pp.
$43.95 $18.50 Amazon


Goodwin, William Syntax of the Moods & Tenses of the Greek Verb
Wipf & Stock Publishers (March, 2003); ISBN: 1592441831
(Amazon reviews)
Paperback
812 pp.
$45.00 $39.22 Amazon


Denniston & Dover The Greek Particles
Hackett Publishing Co. 2nd ed. (Nov. 1996); ISBN: 0872202992
(Amazon reviews)
Hardback
660 pp.
$60.00 $60.00 Amazon


Probert, Philomen A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek
Duckworth Publishing (July 2003); ISBN: 1853995991
Paperback
160 pp.
$23.50 $23.50 Amazon


Sihler, Andrew New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Oxford University Press (Jan. 1995); ISBN: 0195083458
(Amazon reviews)
Paperback
720 pp.
$70.00 $70.00 Amazon



4. Learning Aids:

There are many aids for learning Greek. Some focus on vocabulary, others focus on verb forms, and others are study guides and reading guides. Below is a list of these types of helps.

Vocabulary Aids

Trenchard, Warren " alt="" border="0" height="60"> The Student's Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament
Zondervan Publishing Co. (Nov. 1998); ISBN: 0310226953
(Amazon reviews) Vocabulary frequency lists, Root list, Principal Part lists, and more
Hardback
352 pp.
$19.99 $16.84 Amazon


Metzger, Bruce Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek
Baker Academic (July 1998); ISBN: 0801021804
(Amazon reviews) Vocabulary frequency lists, Root lists, and more
Paperback
100 pp.
$10.99 $8.24 Amazon


Robinson, Thomas Mastering Greek Vocabulary: Second Revised Edition
Hendrickson Publishers (Aug. 1991); ISBN: 0943575850
(Amazon reviews) Focusses on grouping words by roots
Paperback
192 pp.
$9.95 $8.96 Amazon


Wilson, Mark Mastering New Testament Greek Vocabulary Through Semantic Domains
Kregel Academic (Dec 2002); ISBN: 0825441153
Focusses on grouping words by roots
Paperback
208 pp.
$13.99 $11.19 Amazon


Dean & Scott Reading New Testament Greek
Hendrickson Publishers; Rev ed. (Nov. 1993); ISBN: 1565630149
Vocabulary and forms reference
Paperback
208 pp.
$14.95 $10.17 Amazon


Van Voorst, Robert Vocabulary and forms reference
Eerdmans Publishing Co. (Sept. 1990); ISBN: 0802804861
Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary
Paperback
110 pp.
$15.00 $15.00 Amazon



Reading Aids

Rogers, Cleon " alt="" border="0" height="60"> The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament
Zondervan Publishing Co. (Oct. 1998); ISBN: 0310201756
(Amazon reviews) Vocabulary and grammatical notes keyed to verses
Paperback
704 pp.
$39.99 $30.00 Amazon


Zerwick & Grosvenor A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Unabridged
Loyola University Press (June, 1996); ISBN: 8876535888
(Amazon reviews) Vocabulary and grammatical notes keyed to verses
Flexi-back
$36.00 $36.00 Amazon


A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Unabridged
Loyola University Press (June, 1996); ISBN: 8876535888
(Amazon reviews) Vocabulary and grammatical notes keyed to verses
Paperback
$15.00 $15.00 Amazon



Grammatical Aids

Mounce, William " alt="" border="0" height="60"> The Morphology of Biblical Greek
Zondervan Publishing Co. (Dec. 1994); ISBN: 0310226368
This book explains the system of word spellings. There are many helps for irregular forms.
Hardback
388 pp.
$36.99 $27.09 Amazon


Turner, Nigel Grammatical Insights into the New Testament
T. & T. Clark Publishers (June 1978); ISBN: 0567010171
Hardback
208 pp.
$55.00 $55.00 Amazon
$39.99 CBD


5. Historical Linguistic Resources (Pronunciation):

The history of the changes in Greek pronunciation has been debated and refined for hundreds of years. These texts are rather technical but very informative for this area of study.

Horrocks, Geoffrey Greek: A History of the Language and Its Speakers
Longman Publishing Group (Feb. 1998); ISBN: 0582307090
Out of print but the current standard (replacing Allen's Vox Graeca) (Hardback ISBN 0582031915)
Hardback
393 pp.
$45.50


Palmer, Leonard The Greek Language
University of Oklahoma Press (Jan. 1996); ISBN: 0806128445
Paperback
355 pp.
$29.95 $29.95 Amazon


Allen, W. Sidney Vox Graeca : The Pronunciation of Classical Greek
Cambridge University Press; 3 ed. (Sept. 1987); ISBN: 0521335558
(Amazon reviews) (replaced and corrected by Horrock's text above)
Paperback
$29.95 $29.95 Amazon


Gignac, F. T. A Grammar of the Greek Papyri of the Roman and Byzantine periods (Testi e documenti per lo studio dell'antichità)
Vol. 1. Milan, Istituto editoriale (1976); ISBN:

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