Using New Testament Greek in Ministry: A Practical Guide for Students and Pastors

Baker, 1993
ISBN: 0801010438


Here are all the tools pastors and teachers need to mine the Greek text and other language resources for the enhancement of personal study and sermon content. Using New Testament Greek in Ministry focuses on the transformation of exegesis into exposition, of studies into sermons. To prepare students toward this end, David Alan Black explains the process of using the Greek text and linguistic resources to study the New Testament and he recommends useful reference books for further study.

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Key Features

  • Transforms study and exegesis into work that can be presented as a sermon
  • Provides tools to craft sermons that are faithful to original Bible text
  • Bridges the gap between study and practice by giving the resources needed for public work
  • Discusses the different tools available for exegesis and how to effectively use them


  • You and Your Greek New Testament: Clarifying Objectives
  • Off the Shelf and Into Yourself: Selecting the Right Tools for Greek Exegesis
  • Getting Oriented: The Nature and Task of Greek Exegesis
  • Developing Your Exegetical Skills: A Concise Guide to Greek Exegesis
  • From Theory to Practice: Employing the Principles and Tools

Praise for the Print Edition

Black provides an excellent guide into the challenging realm of Greek exegesis for those who wish to preach sermons faithful to the biblical text. He is particularly helpful in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and the concrete sermon. Those who follow the instructions provided here will revitalize their preaching ministries. Here is a book for the many flagging pulpits in our churches.

Donald A. Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

As I teach Greek to students preparing for ministry, I have to primary objectives of virtually equal importance: to give them adequate skills to exegete the New Testament and to mount a propaganda campaign on the relevance of Greek for preaching and teaching. For the latter objective I have been left almost entirely to my own powers of persuasion. Now Black’s book fills this gap. I intend to make it a mandatory textbook.

Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

An unusually clear and balanced presentation, certain to be of help to ministers. Combines level-headed advice with concrete recommendations for the use of tools.

Moisés Silva, emeritus professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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About David Alan Black

David Alan Black (DTheol, University of Basel) is professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including Learn to Read New Testament Greek and Interpreting the New Testament.


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