Beyond the Greek New Testament Advanced Readings for Students of Biblical Studies Max Botner Max Botner teaches students of New Testament Greek to read beyond the New Testament, showing both how to do it and why it matters. This helpful resource covers a variety of relevant texts from the Septuagint and the Apostolic Fathers to Homer and Ignatius, making it a perfect supplemental text for courses on Greek or New Testament backgrounds. The book also considers the specific challenges students face when they seek to read complex Hellenis- tic and classical texts. Each reading includes a brief introduction to the text, suggested readings, and extensive footnotes that provide key points of grammar, vocabulary help, and cross-references to major Greek grammars. “This is the book I wish I’d had when I was teaching Greek to uni- versity and seminary students. It beckons the new generation into a kind of intellectual maturity: understanding not only the New Testament but also the world in which it was birthed. This book is a gift that will keep on giving.” —N. T. WRIGHT, former Bishop of Durham; University of St. Andrews (emeritus); Wycliffe Hall, Oxford “As I read this book, I felt the excitement that I had when I first started reading Greek texts, when I sensed a vast new world open- ing up before me. I wish that this book had been available then! It will certainly be a valuable resource now.” —DANA M. HARRIS, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “I love this textbook! This is a phenomenal way to introduce students both to more advanced Greek readings and to significant ancient texts that are outside the Greek New Testament. Serious students will come away with increased facility to read Greek and with a wealth of insight about the ancient world.” —JOSHUA W. JIPP, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “Botner fills an important niche in Greek studies. He eases the way into secular Greek for those previously exposed primarily to New Testament Greek. He skillfully opens up the broader Greek world for an audience that will surely profit from learning about the social and linguistic environment in which the New Testament was composed.” —J. S. RUNDIN, University of California, Davis “An exceptional resource. It should be a standard textbook for any advanced Greek class.” —ELIZABETH E. SHIVELY, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews
JULY 2023 • 400 pp. • paper • $36.99 • 9781540965028
Max Botner (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate professor of biblical studies at William Jessup University. He is the author of Jesus Christ as the Son of David in the Gospel of Mark , which won the Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise, and the coeditor of Atonement: Jewish and Christian Origins .
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