As any student knows, learning grammar and vocabulary is only the first step towards learning Greek. It is only through translating and analyzing a text that one really begins to know and understand how the language works. With this in mind, Gupta and Sandford provide an Intermediate Greek Reader that assists students in taking that next step. Using Paul’s letter to the Galatians, students are immersed into the language, beliefs and cultural assumptions of a first-century Christian congregation. Along the way, lexical and syntactical aids are provided to reduce the burden of translation, accompanied by explanations of particular terms and exegetical highlights. Gupta and Sandford offer students everything needed to improve their Greek skills.
Dr. John Byron is Professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary