New Testament Greek

About the Series

New Testament Greek: A Reading Course offers a well-scaffolded approach to biblical Greek—ideal for use in a variety of settings. This all-encompassing introductory program ensures a strong foundation in the grammar and vocabulary needed to read the New Testament in its original language. From the beginning, learners encounter carefully selected authentic readings that reinforce material presented in each chapter. Upon finishing both levels, they will have read excerpts from more than 1,500 biblical verses!

Level 1 texts.

Level 2 texts.

A Note from the Author

Author Sally Teague welcomes learners to the world of biblical Greek studies in this encouraging note.

Dear Greek Scholars,

I applaud you because you have committed to the difficult challenge of learning to read the New Testament in its original language. While I have worked very hard to make it possible for you to succeed in this venture, I am keenly aware of my own fallibility, and would welcome any questions. If you write to me at, I will respond to you in a timely manner.

Sally Teague

Curriculum and Pacing

New Testament Greek: A Reading Course targets the grammar and vocabulary most frequently used in the Greek New Testament. Upon completing Levels 1 and 2, learners will be well-equipped to read the New Testament in its original language. Explicit instruction in language-learning techniques and tools, such as the use of a lexicon, empowers students to be successful in their endeavors.

A flexible approach means that this series can fit many different educational settings: the student textbooks feature a multitude of exercises, drills, and readings. Instructors or self-learners can easily select tasks most appropriate for their needs. Student workbooks offer additional practice, perfect for high school students, homeschoolers, or anyone who wants to delve more deeply into the material.

Each level contains twelve units divided into four chapters each, for a total of forty-eight chapters per textbook. We recommend that more advanced learners, such as those in college or postgraduate studies, spend about one week covering each unit—roughly one chapter per day. Following this pace, students can expect to complete Levels 1 and 2 over the course of one academic year (one level per semester).

Younger students, or those who wish to proceed more slowly, should expect to spend two to three weeks covering each unit. Following this pacing guide, these learners can complete the full introductory series over the course of two academic years.

Text Samples

A representative set of sample chapters from New Testament Greek: A Reading Course gives a glimpse into this series’ unique features!

Level 1 Samples

More Resources for Studying New Testament Greek

Bolchazy-Carducci is pleased to offer Greek language student readers, with vocabulary and notes, for several of the gospels. These well-annotated, beginner-friendly texts can be used alongside New Testament Greek: A Reading Course for extra reading practice. They are also a logical next step for those who have finished any introductory course in Greek and wish to continue their studies.