✼ Using New Testament Greek in Ministry Author David Alan Black – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Using New Testament Greek in Ministry
  • David Alan Black
  • English
  • 13 December 2018
  • 0801010438

10 thoughts on “Using New Testament Greek in Ministry

  1. says:

    Using New Testament Greek in Ministry is a concise just over a hundred page work that outlines why exegesis of New Testament Greek is important chapter one , the ten best resources that can be used chapter two , the different parts in exegesis chapter three , and ten defined steps in how to do it chapter four I am glad I read this book now as it gives me a roadmap for the sort of subjects I need to study in my schooling as well as the resources I need to learn how to use However, I wo Using New Testament Greek in Ministry is a concise just over a hundred page work that outlines why exegesis of New Testament Greek is important chapter one , the ten best resources that can be used chapter two , the different parts in exegesis chapter three , and ten defined steps in how to do it chapter four I am glad I read this book now as it gives me a roadmap for the sort of subjects I need to study in my schooling as well as the resources I need to learn how to use However, I would recommend to my future self that I read it again before I actually write any sermons, assuming that I do so in the future


  2. says:

    A brief, but useful book giving practical uses and advice for Greek in ministry with some basic steps for exegesis and an example of using the steps for a sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5 16 18 in chapter 4 Although some of the resources mentioned are outdated i.e BAGD, but now the third edition is BDAG, there are still useful tips and advice for Greek students and pastors alike.


  3. says:

    Black, David Alan Using New Testament Greek in Your Ministry Baker Grand Rapids, MI.This book is ideally aimed at new pastors who are swamped with ministry work that they really can t get into the Greek text In his normally winsome manner, Black allows the pastor to wade back into the deep waters This is a very easy read I read it in one sitting.Foundational TextsEvery pastor should have these at the minimum.A good, standard English Bible.Greek New Testament at least Aland or NA27 Black, David Alan Using New Testament Greek in Your Ministry Baker Grand Rapids, MI.This book is ideally aimed at new pastors who are swamped with ministry work that they really can t get into the Greek text In his normally winsome manner, Black allows the pastor to wade back into the deep waters This is a very easy read I read it in one sitting.Foundational TextsEvery pastor should have these at the minimum.A good, standard English Bible.Greek New Testament at least Aland or NA27 Exegetical Guide e.g., Sake Kubo, etc Greek English Lexicon BAGD, Louw and Nida Greek Word Study DictionaryConcordance of Greek wordsGreek GrammarTextual Commentary Metzger Synopsis of four gospelsLXXChiasms This isof an example he gives on how to do syntax analysis.Text Hebrews 12 1 2A Having SeatedB Setting AsideC Patient EnduringD Set Before usE Fixing our eyes on Christ.D Set Before HimC Patiently EnduredB Scorning the ShameA Taken his seatAnother ChiasmText 1 Thess 5 16 18A PantoteB ProseuchestheA En panteHow to do syntax at the basic level Place all independent clauses at the left hand margin Place all dependent clauses underneath that clause.Conclusion This is a quick, fine read My only issue is that it couldn t decide whether it wanted to focus on linguistic helps or syntactical problems


  4. says:

    This is a really great tool for two groups of people 1 Pastors looking for a practical way of implementing Greek study into their preaching ministry, and 2 Greek students looking to fine tune their analytical method and broaden their list of resources Dr Black does an excellent job of providing a list of guides and tools to help the exegete in his or her efforts, as well as outlining the exegetical process when studying and preaching from the Greek New Testament In some ways, this felt lik This is a really great tool for two groups of people 1 Pastors looking for a practical way of implementing Greek study into their preaching ministry, and 2 Greek students looking to fine tune their analytical method and broaden their list of resources Dr Black does an excellent job of providing a list of guides and tools to help the exegete in his or her efforts, as well as outlining the exegetical process when studying and preaching from the Greek New Testament In some ways, this felt like a preaching textbook, and I would venture to argue that every pastor should put in his due diligence to studying Greek to the best of his ability, especially considering the closest thing we have to an inspired original text are the Greek manuscripts.After presenting his exegetical method, Dr Black takes you through a couple trial runs so that you can see his own method of preaching from the text This is true expository preaching with an emphasis on uncovering all the hidden treasures of the text, an objective that can only be accomplished if one is willing to put in the work with the language This is a must read for an serious student of the Bible


  5. says:

    Black seeks to give an overview of how to exegete a Greek text for preaching Good at moving from Greek lectures to preaching Slightly outdated resources and written at a time of CD ROMs An updated version would be useful Does what it says on the tin, quickly Only criticism is it might have been helpful to discuss the practicalities of doing Greek in the midst of busy ministry but maybe Black isn t best placed to do so


  6. says:

    Early on Black makes his intentions for this book clear His desire is that those who read it will be adequately inspired and equipped to use exegesis of the New Testament in its original Greek to bring a new level of depth to their teaching ministries His approach is to first convince the reader of the benefits and necessity of Greek exegesis, to provide a list of reliable reference materials, to define indetail the components of exegesis and finally to put those components together as Early on Black makes his intentions for this book clear His desire is that those who read it will be adequately inspired and equipped to use exegesis of the New Testament in its original Greek to bring a new level of depth to their teaching ministries His approach is to first convince the reader of the benefits and necessity of Greek exegesis, to provide a list of reliable reference materials, to define indetail the components of exegesis and finally to put those components together as a routine readers can adapt for their own use taking them from their first encounter with a text all the way through the completion of a sermon Black begins by addressing the question which crosses the minds, if not the lips, of most Greek students Do I really need to know Greek for ministry It is a valid question, and his answer is satisfactory He presents well the limitations of relying solely on English translations and the depths which can be reached in the original language He also wisely warns the reader repeatedly to remember the reason for studying Greek exegesis ministry above academics His writing style is particularly appealing to those who are conceptual learners The many metaphors he employs do well to illustrate the points he is trying to make although at times he may rely too heavily on their use The main focus of chapter 2 is the tools that are needed for performing exegesis which is faithful to the text The ten items he identifies are timeless, as are the examples he provides for using each one On the other hand, some of the specific titles have become outdated and new advances in Biblical scholarship have been made since the printing of this book This is especially true concerning computer resources the section is almost meaningless for a modern reader due to the significant changes in technology in the past ten years Chapter 3 goes deeper into what exegesis is While applications are sprinkled throughout, the main focus here is on analysis Black s visual description of exegesis as approaching the text from three angles p.65 is excellent As in previous chapters, he has provided an image which will stick in the readers minds, helping them remember his point He provides sufficient examples from Scripture to illustrate the insights which can be discovered by applying the varied types of analysis discussed The descriptions are concise, but a good review for anyone who has studied hermeneutics in the past For those who would desireinformation on a particular aspect of exegesis, he provides references in the following chapter The fourth chapter is where he dives into the nuts and bolts of using Greek exegesis as a part of developing sermons This chapter, along with the third, has the best success in reaching its objectives Black does an excellent job of summarizing each step in the process, as well as providing detailed explanations and examples which illustrate the significance each step contributes to the final outcome The full example at the end of the chapter pulls everything together and allows the reader to follow the process through a single passage p 107 115 The final chapter is unnecessary leaving the reader to wonder where the sample Black is referring to might be found p 117 It would have been better to add two paragraphs to the fourth chapter, identify them as a reader exercise, and end the book there If the steps were each followed by suggestions or questions specific to the passage recommended for study, then perhaps a separate chapter would be justifiable Readers who have studied hermeneutics in the past will find this to be largely review That being said, however, it is still valuable as a concise reference even for those who have studied its topics previously For those who have not, it is a great introduction to the purpose and process of Greek exegesis beyond classroom walls


  7. says:

    I approached this book with an high expectation that it will teach me how to practically use my knowledge of Greek as exegeting the text I am not complaining about the content because it was good But I feel, after finishing the book, that this book islike a brief introduction to exegetical method books like Gordon Fee s New Testament Exegesis If the title was A Brief Introduction to How to Exegete the New Testament, I d givethan 4 stars to this book But the title Using New Tes I approached this book with an high expectation that it will teach me how to practically use my knowledge of Greek as exegeting the text I am not complaining about the content because it was good But I feel, after finishing the book, that this book islike a brief introduction to exegetical method books like Gordon Fee s New Testament Exegesis If the title was A Brief Introduction to How to Exegete the New Testament, I d givethan 4 stars to this book But the title Using New Testament Greek in Ministry A Practical Guide for Students and Pastors is little a misleading to me Nevertheless, I like Dr Black s 10 steps for exegeting and preparing a sermon These steps are very clear and simple.1 Survey the historical context We must always interpret terpret a text in light of its original historical setting A text has no meaning or may assume every kind of meaning outside this parameter of historical context 2 Observe the larger literary context A survey of an entire book is necessary for the study of its individual passages Be able to trace the development of the author s thor s argument and show how your passage fits this context 3 Resolve any significant textual issues Important textual problems will be reflected in the major translations tions and in the apparatus of your Greek New Testament ment Rarely, if ever, will you need to discuss such problems from the pulpit, but you should at least be certain in your own mind what the original text was 4 Determine the meaning of any crucial words Do a word study on any important terms in your passage.5 Analyze the syntax Note any syntactical features that contribute directly to the interpretation of your passage.6 Determine the structure Seek to understand the flow of the author s argument and how the major ideas in your passage are related to each other.7 Look for any significant rhetorical features New Testament authors often used various literary forms to communicate their meaning Wherever the medium is the message, it is of crucial importance to your exegesis egesis to be able to show what the author was doing.8 Observe how any sources were used Look for editorial torial features in your passage that point to the author s distinctive literary and or theological contributions.9 Determine the key thought of your passage Discern cern the life issues in your passage that have relevance vance to the contemporary believer Then write down in one sentence what seems to be the central teaching of the passage 10 Derive a homiletical outline from the text Put the results of your exegesis into a workable outline that sets forth the text s claims and statements in ways that are timeless and relevant to the current needs of your congregation.Overall, it is a decent book I d recommend it to anyone who has a foggy concept of biblical exegesis


  8. says:

    The book was brief and packed with information There was not enough content to be a deep study by any means but he does provide a starting point.


  9. says:

    I very much enjoy David Alan Black s writing He is a scholar who is intentional is edifying the church by keeping things simple Using NT Greek in Ministry is succinct and to the point Black seeks to orient the pastor or student to a theology of the use of Greek study for ministry The first section contains some excellent quotations and sage advice to avoid the abuse of misusing greek Next he provides recommended reference resources for the pastor s shelf The last couple of chapters provide I very much enjoy David Alan Black s writing He is a scholar who is intentional is edifying the church by keeping things simple Using NT Greek in Ministry is succinct and to the point Black seeks to orient the pastor or student to a theology of the use of Greek study for ministry The first section contains some excellent quotations and sage advice to avoid the abuse of misusing greek Next he provides recommended reference resources for the pastor s shelf The last couple of chapters provide an outline and description of the process of exegesis This is appropriately brief as most who have studied NT Greek have probably already studied some elements of hermeneutics and exegesis This is a good short book which I would love to see revised particularly with an up to date bibliography and recommended resources for the pastor s shelf as it was published in 1993 The book is a jack of all trades master of none but would be a great first resource for the up and coming pastoral student More in depth works will eclipse each section of the book but part of its strength is its brevity and ability to point the student toward some of the best in depth resources in the field Finally, if you have never read David Alan Black, I find his writing to be clear and often surprising hilarious which is a wonderful added benefit


  10. says:

    Dr Black does a great service to those of us who want to use the New Testament Greek in our preaching ministries The book is concise, clear, and helpful The one shortcoming with the book is that it seems outdated The sections on using computers is short and does not have the most recent information Of course, computers and Biblical studies are progressing so quickly that a book on the subject will always feel out of date The kinds of tips and suggestions he provides are common place in the Dr Black does a great service to those of us who want to use the New Testament Greek in our preaching ministries The book is concise, clear, and helpful The one shortcoming with the book is that it seems outdated The sections on using computers is short and does not have the most recent information Of course, computers and Biblical studies are progressing so quickly that a book on the subject will always feel out of date The kinds of tips and suggestions he provides are common place in the blogosphere Despite these shortcomings, its a good book to have, a great book to read, and a good book to recommend for those either just getting into the Greek world or those in need of motivation for learning this essential Biblical language


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