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Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament [Paperback]

Warren C. Trenchard
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  • Publisher: Zondervan (1992)
  • ISBN-10: 0310226953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310226956
  • ASIN: B005H77JDM
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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If you're learning NT Greek then this is one book you should get.All the vocabulary information you could ask for: The entire vocabulary of the Greek NT is given, listed according to frequency of usage and by cognate roots. It is also cross-referenced to the NIV Exhaustive Concordance and the Greek-English Concordance. Principal parts of verbs for all NT verbs are given.... If you want to build up your NT Greek vocabulary, then this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greek Vocabulary 13 April 2014
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An essential aid to learning classical Greek. It is well writen and easy to use. I would highly recomend it
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great for 1st year students at undergraduate level, you set the pace on this home study course. It is without any doubt beneficial for those who wish to advance there degrees further by reading ancient languages specifically when it is to compliment Theological degrees. You will need this book to advance your understanding of biblical New Testament Greek.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!! 12 Oct 2000
By Peter Richert - Published on Amazon.com
Warren Trenchard's book is an awesome resource for anybody doing serious greek study. Warren gives words in listings for both frequency and cognate groups. While the frequency list is the obvious choice for order of memorization, the cognate section has been the real key to me for memory retention. It transforms the learning from sheer memorization to the fluent understanding of concepts. Often times, seeing the commen root has instantely made difficult words easy. I am on a eight year plan to learn all the words in the Greek New Testament and Warren's book is my main source of study.
62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Vocabulary Resource for the New Testament 10 Feb 2000
By Micheal W. Palmer - Published on Amazon.com
Trenchard's book is without doubt the most thorough and helpful work available for building the Greek vocabulary necessary to read the New Testament in the original language. While several other good books have been written for this purpose, none is as complete as this one. With an exaustive list of the New Testament Greek vocabulary organized by word families and by frequency of usage, plus several other helpful lists, this book lends itself well to the task of enlarging the reader's vocabulary.
I have used this book for second semester classes in Biblical Greek and as a guide for review in second year Greek. It has worked well in both contexts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This volume is indeed "complete" and is highly useful 11 Dec 2006
By a voice of reason - Published on Amazon.com
Warren Trenchard's book is a fantastic resource for building vocabulary as well as for reference and review. This revised edition contains many updates that make it even more 'user-friendly' and comes with a hardcover binding that will make it hold up to the repeated use it will get.

The first section of the book lists words by their cognate group and is obviously the section to use in order to rapidly build a working vocabulary. Trenchard also lists the frequency of occurence of each word in this section, so students can decide which words are most important to memorize at first (however, with the cognate approach, it's easier to memorize many words that occur infrequently as well). Following this section is another section that lists words only by their frequency, from most frequent to least frequent.

The third major section provides the principal parts of all the verbs in the GNT. It is best used for review or for reference on those occasions when your mind just goes blank. If you are not careful, however, you will come to rely on this section as a crutch and will likely never memorize the principal parts of all verbs. Again, when used as intended, this section is valuable, but if you let it become a crutch, then it will actually become an impediment to learning Greek verbs.

Trenchard also provides a list of all proper nouns, which (for reasons I've never yet been able to figure out) tend to be omitted from a great many lexicons. He also has a catch-all section of 'Other Lists' that provides number words, Aramaic words, Hebrew words, and a slew of other useful items.

This is the definitive book for students who are building their NT Greek vocabulary. If you find this volume to be a valuable tool, then check out Trenchard's "A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek" as well (see my review of that book for more information).
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wish I had this years ago 29 July 2006
By Markos - Published on Amazon.com
This is the best of several long overdue improvements on Metzger's old vocabulary guide. This book lists EVERY NT word by frequency and all words with at least one cognate in a separate list. It also has a list of principal parts of EVERY verb, so it is the most complete of any guide. But beyond this, it is worth the price in that the definitions simply list every possible meaning of each word, which makes it much more user-friendly than a dictionary such as BDAG. I use this book far more often than any other Greek resource I own. After a grammar and a Greek text, this is definitley the third book I would purchase.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay, my slightly off-top opinion 3 Jan 2012
By Amazon Jams - Published on Amazon.com
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To those who purchase a book by its cover: this is not a Greek lexicon of the NT! You can find such a book by Zondervan that might serve your purposes. I assumed that this book was perhaps a new twist on the old theme; it is not. Instead, it is far more useful to me in that the multitude of lists are excellent for memorization.

The fact that all prepositions and their definitions are listed in one place is worth the price of this book by itself! You will find this list is near the very back of the book, along with a list of all counting numbers used in the NT (why not add the few more?). Proper nouns are listed in the back, which I find quite interesting. In fact, I have found the lists in the back section of the book more interesting than anything else at this point.

This book is so well organized that I can pick it up daily and review; yes, it now has a permanent place in my bathroom!

Why only four stars? There is one page that did not print well in the frequency lists (down around pi-words occurring only once in the NT). The Greek words themselves are obscured. I will consult other sources to reconstruct the list, since it will be too painful to return the book.
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