Reading the Gospel of St. Mark in Greek
By Norbert H. O. Duckwitz
Reading the Gospel of St. Mark in Greek: A Beginning empowers students to read and appreciate the Gospel of Mark and biblical Greek as a whole. The introduction presents a summary description of the alphabet, pronunciation, accents, and grammar, making simple and brief comparisons between English and Greek. The main body of the book includes the Greek text, running vocabulary, and notes on each page. The format allows for rapid reading, comprehension, and retention. Each new word is repeated fifteen times in the running vocabulary. Any words not mastered after this can be found in the vocabulary list in the back. This text is inclusive and allows a reader to enjoy the Greek language and the Gospel of Mark without the need for a separate dictionary or grammar book.
Duckwitz’s Reading the Gospel of St. Mark in Greek: A Beginning is an excellent resource both for the inexperienced and the experienced reader of Greek.
- Entire text of St. Mark’s Gospel
- Running vocabulary and notes
- Introduction to Greek alphabet, pronunciation, cases, tenses, and moods
- Grammatical appendix
Norbert H. O. Duckwitz is a professor of Classics at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his MA from Harvard University, and his BA from Brigham Young University. Duckwitz has also written Reading the Gospel of St. John in Greek: A Beginning (Caratzas).
Comments and Reviews
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is a premier publisher of works in Greek and Latin. Their newest publication is Reading The Gospel of St. Mark In Greek: A Beginning, by Norbert H. O. Duckwitz (Professor of Classics, Brigham Young University). A 333-page work, Reading The Gospel of St. Mark In Greek presents the entire text of New Testament 'Gospel of Mark' in biblical Greek, presenting students of Greek an original text to read and translate, thus honing their linguistic skills. Reading The Gospel of St. Mark In Greek is enhanced for the reader with the inclusion of running vocabulary and notes; an introduction to the Greek alphabet, pronunciation, cases, tenses, and moods; a grammatical appendix; and an extensive glossary. Of special note is the 'same-page' layout enables rapid reading, comprehension, and retention, making Reading The Gospel of St. Mark In Greek a very highly recommended and enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, theological, and academic library Greek Language Studies collections.
— James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review