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Ancient Greek Grammar for the Study of the New Testament

Heinrich von Siebenthal

The Ancient Greek Grammar for the Study of the New Testament is a tool for theologians and others interested in interpreting the Greek New Testament. It is a reference grammar that systematically covers all areas relevant to well-founded text interpretation including textgrammar. Combining accuracy with accessibility was one of the main objectives in producing the book. The information it provides is based on the best of traditional and more recent research in the study of Ancient Greek and linguistic communication. Differences between classical and non-classical usage are regularly indicated. The mode of presentation is largely shaped by the needs of prospective users, who are typically unacquainted with the details of linguistic research. Aiming at both a professional quality of content and user-friendly presentation, a tool was produced that aims to be of service to novices and more experienced exegetes alike.

Heinrich von Siebenthal, after studying Ancient Greek, Hebrew, and English linguistics at the Universities of Zürich and Liverpool, has lectured in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and related subjects such as text analysis and translation theory at the (now) Giessen School of Theology (Freie Theologische Hochschule Giessen), a state-accredited seminary in Germany, and the (now) Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel, a state-accredited seminary in Switzerland. His research emphasis has been on the application of solid findings of modern linguistics to ancient languages and to the interpretation of Biblical texts which led to publications that are highly respected for their quality.