GK101 Introduction to Biblical Greek
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A discussion group for people working through Logos Mobile Education's GK101 course.Follow
- Hi there. I'm taking a crack at this course, hoping to see it through to certification. I took a Greek Language Tools course in seminary that used Mounce's "Greek for the Rest of Us" textbook. I'm hoping to get established with something more robust and move on to legitimate exegesis and regular reading. Has anyone compared this content with Mounce's BBG videos/Textbook? I started that a while back and lost steam after about six chapters. Looking forward to some interaction here.
Dr Dustin Massingale — EditedMounce's Greek for the Rest of Us seems to be more like LA181, where you learn to use tools that support your study. This leaves you with dependency on technology. This GK 101 is a full blown language comprehension program where you end up memoring something like 400 words in the New Testament, allowing you to pick up a UBS or Tyndale reader's edition and actually be able to do your daily bible study on paper. If you went through some of the videos on Mounce's "Greek for the Rest of Us" or the audio, you'll notice that they use Erasmian pronunciation instead of Koine. Good luck, brother this is difficult. I definitely recommend going through the GK091 Koine course first (which is required for certification). My gift to self was a Greek New Testament and I am loving to look at it after every new unit to see what new words I can understand!!!! There is nothing like actually touching and feeling a real Greek New Testament, so I'd definitely encourage you to pick one up as you go along just so that you start feeling what you're gong for and can keep the end in sight.
- Hello! I just started this course and planned to go through all of the intermediate language certifications requirements starting here! Any tips?
Dr Dustin Massingale — EditedWelcome Sam, Hopefully you have already begun to dig deep into this course. I apologize for the late response. Summarized: * Start with the GK091 Koine Greek Course * use the "Flashcards" app by Faithlife for Grammar * Get Basics of New Testament Syntax Hard Copy for exercise help * Take notes of the charts and tables on morphologies, articles, and word endings * Read ahead of the exercises if you get stuck More detailed thought: I found that starting off with the GK091 Koine Greek was a fantastic start and it even had me reading John 3:16 (albeit without much comprehension). The Flashcard app is a must, so remember to take the instructions to download that. I find it helpful to review the grammar nightly using the flash card app. Next up, there is a lot of information that is requested on suggested reading that will cost an additional $200 or similar if you get it all. Some of the older grammar recommendations I feel guilty for buying because the older linguist wording is difficult to comprehend and you end up spending a lot of time looking up the terminology of the book. I want to instead recommend this under $20 product at Amazon, "The Basics of New Testament Syntax" https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310232295/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_7BEVEN4N1QB089EPMCSW Additionally, and possibly the most important, the homework often requires you to solve things that you don't learn until the next lesson! The Basics of New Testament Syntax as well as thee included course book, Basics of Biblical Greek definitely take care of this. However, my advice is first to look ahead to the next lesson if you get stuck on something that you cannot find in your text books.
- I am so sorry to bother you, but do you know where can I find the word list for this course? I just started it, but I can't seem to find it. thank you
- From the COMMUNITY menu to the left, look under Bible Study / Logos Documents and then down below (see my screenshot) - direct link would be https://documents.logos.com//documents/6910c1026cab4f39b5ca8e1dd2b85553
- Thank you so much!!
- The topic of Verbal Aspect is confusing. I believe the reason for this is that the topic is not settled and there exists camps of scholars positions on the subject and the terminology that is in use varies among the different camps. Verbal Aspect as a topic is important as verbs in Greek play a huge role in conveying meaning. Plummer asserts that the best modus to understand this topic is to refer to a progressive, wholistic and stative understanding of tense with time playing a very minor role in this modus. He goes on to qualify that these perspectives are respectively referred to as the imperfective, perfective and stative aspects. Confusing. Black and others use another system of terms to refer to the same ideas. Respectively, imperfective, aoristic and perfective. Finally, Plummer presents a table for the Past, Present and the Future and explains that the Past can be represented as progressive, aorist (wholistic) or perfect (stative). The Present "defaults" to a progressive understanding of the state and the Future is presented also as wholistic. I welcome anyones input in refining my understanding of this material as I am a novice student struggling to understand this subject.
- I've started the exciting work of learning Biblical Greek. I have learned the Alphabet using the Logos Alphabet song. It works. I'm using Chris Fresch's Book by Book to New Testament Greek Vocabulary to learn 5 words a week. I hope to pick it up to 5 per day soon. I'm also using Dr Rob Plummer's useful Facebook videos Learn Biblical Greek. I find them very useful. I've just entered my second week of study. I'm trying to establish a flow. I'm a very heavy reader and I have other distractions, but I'm making progress. I would appreciate encouragement, prayer and perhaps suggestions. So far my grammars have been as Plummer suggests David Alan Black's work. I also have others and I intend to try Merkle and Plummer's text. Blessings to all.
- Just began working through GK101. I've taken Greek before and hope to brush up on some areas that I have gotten foggy about.
- Question for everyone. I am trying to do the GK101 but I cannot answer any of the exercises using the desktop app. I have deleted and reinstalled Logos 9 and removed and reinstalled the courses and activities but there is no space available for me to provide answers. Any insights?
- It has something to do with notes. When I answer a question it creates a new notes document.
- Ok, so I found if click on the Segment Activities Label at the top of the page, a new window pops up with everything enabled. Would still like to do the exercises inline but this will do.
- Working through the course in bits and pieces during the late night hours. Just got to the first set of questions. It will take me awhile to learn the alphabet and pronunciation, I think But I'm glad there's a Greek Alpha Beta tutor!
- I just started this course last night. Needless to say still on segment one and starting to work on alphabet. I will probably have to put on hold from Jan. to May because my regular college courses start up again then. Will Graduate in May and then I want to go through this course slowly and thoroughly. Does anyone know if there is a time limit on this or can we keep it indefinitely?
- Dear bro. I think you can do it at your own pace because, once you get the course, it's yours for life. Success!
- I thought so just was not sure if the course disappeared after a certain period of time. This is the first course I have purchased from here but other software applications I have purchased courses like this through the course disappeared after 3 months and I could no longer access it. Thanks for your response.
- I'm just getting oriented and started; currently on Unit 2 Segment 13 Vocabulary. I've managed to get the Logos Flashcard App up and running on my Android smart phone. However I'm reaching a snag when I try to narrow it from 500 words down to the first ten as presented in this segment. I'd like to incrementally add and master lesson by lessons. Can anyone help, I'm not real savvy with smart phones.
- There is an app which I've used to study Hebrew, which has customizable flashcard decks. It also has a desktop version. It's called "Ankidroid". I am only just starting the syllabus now for this course, so I don't know what the Logos flashcards are like yet. Maybe if you're still having trouble, check out and see what Greek beginner flashcards there are? Often times, there are decks created which are specific to certain courses too, so maybe GK 101 is actually in there.
Linden Lawrence — EditedThank you, I have resolved my problem. My problem was simply a lack of understanding of how to use the phone app. All sections were marked/highlighted; The solution: I unchecked all but the 1st lesson which cleared up the problem. The instructions provided in GK101 were clear and detailed.