Monday, December 2, 2013

Greek Lesson Videos for Homeschoolers

These videos teach Biblical Koiné Greek using modern pronunciation, which gives the student the best of both worlds: the ability to read the Greek New Testament and the ability to speak with Greek people. The videos are all available on YouTube for free and teach vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation using real Bible verses from the Textus Receptus (the Greek text underlying the King James Bible). The King James Bible is never criticized, corrected, or undermined in these videos.

The only supplies you will need go through these lessons are pens and paper. However, you will probably want to buy a trustworthy Greek New Testament that can be purchased here from the Trinitarian Bible Society for only $9.50.

Most of the lessons are about 10 minutes long, but the lesson on the alphabet and some of the other lessons are longer. Some are shorter than 10 minutes.

Two of my nephews watching the videos as part of their homeschooling.

Practicing the letters of the Greek alphabet.


Nathan said...

Hey sir,
this has nothing to do with Greek, but I like the fact that you read Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago". If you haven't you should also read "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich". Awesome. Some people think that fundamentalists are anti-intellectual and stupid. Obviously we are not. I am glad that you have a shot out to TBS, they are a KJV only group that only prints and sells KJV Bibles.

sanderson1611 said...

Thanks for the comment, Nathan! The Gulag Archipelago is a great book. It may even be the most important work of non-fiction of the 20th century. I have read it cover-to-cover twice, but my favorite parts of it I have read as many as ten times. "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is also a great book.

If you like The Gulag Archipelago, you should read "The Bridge at Andau" by James Michener. It is much shorter, easier to read, faster moving than Gulag, but it is a super good book that contains a lot of the same info, but with an emphasis on communist Hungary. Once you pick it up, it's hard to put down. Every time I see it at a used book store, I buy it, and I have given away at least 10 copies of it to my friends. Only one returned it to me. The rest loved it.

God bless,
Pastor Anderson

Shelly said...

Thank you so much! I am a homeschooling mom and teaching (&learning) Latin to my kids, and now I want to incorporate your Greek lessons as well. Have you ever studied Latin? I know from reading your posts that you love languages, I am hoping that with a Latin foundation my children will understand English better and be able to pick up the Romance languages easier when the are older, if the Lord tarries.

I like what you say about using the modern translation, it makes so much sense, and it is just like bible colleges to try and make it harder for people to speak Greek, like you say no one is around from the ancient days to say exactly how it was pronounced, but it wasn't a dead language like Hebrew, so I'm sure it sounds very close to what they still speak in Greece.

In Him,
Shelly A.

Nathan said...

Yea, I am going to read "The Bridge at Andau" when I get a copy. The events in that book are based on eye witness events since Michener was a journalist. Wasn't the Hungarian revolt the first time any Eastern European country stood up to the Soviets?

GracefulMomto11 said...

We love these videos! Our family loves learning with Pastor Anderson. All ages, from 2 -17 (even myself, not giving my age though LOL!)

Thank you for this Pastor Anderson!

Anonymous said...

Dear Pastor Steve Anderson,

I am impressed and very motivated to learn Greek through your classes. I've watched the first 4 over and over and your explanation is very nice.

Thanks for sharing this with us. May God keep on blessing you and your family.

Regards from Brazil

Bruno Daniel