Welcome to ANALYTIKON, a place where you can review
the basics of New Testament Greek and practice identifying essential
vocabulary and grammatical functions as you translate fully annotated
verses from the New Testament.
This site is designed to assist those who have already studied
basic NT Greek and wish to refresh their language skills of reading,
translation, and grammatical analysis for their personal or formal
academic studies. There are numerous self-study sites available
on the web for those desiring an introduction to NT Greek. Those
typically include text much like a traditional grammar book that
one reads chapter by chapter. Some include translation exercises
that enable the students to reinforce what they have read by translating
and comparing their results with online answer guides. Those sites
are valuable and can work well for certain students, but do not
always provide context sensitive explanations that enable students
to understand why their translations go awry or what procedures
to follow for correct translation.
ANALYTIKON provides a brief review of essential grammar with the
assumption that users who have already studied NT Greek will have
the appropriate texts for more detailed review as needed. Should
users need a refresher on the meaning of particular grammatical
terms, a glossary is also available. The primary features of ANALYTIKON,
however, focus on vocabulary, grammatical functions, and translation.
Users can drill themselves on vocabulary and grammatical functions
using a simple form of electronic flash cards, not unlike the manual
procedures familiar to many who originally learned with decks of
homemade vocabulary cards. The translation drills consist of 25
units of hypertexted NT verses covering the major grammatical topics
in basic NT Greek. Users do their own translations and either check
their work against the translations provided or seek additional
hints and explanations by following links from the troublesome words.
A list of the standard abbreviations used by ANALYTIKON is available
To view the Greek text on ANALYTIKON users should install TekniaGreek,
a standard Greek font created by Dr. William Mounce, that works
well on both PC and Macintosh systems. This font is available either
from the CD included with his textbook Basics of Biblical
Greek, 2nd ed. (Zondervan, 2003) or from his website www.teknia.com.
Users can download and install the font at no cost.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Some resource materials on this site require Acrobat Reader for
viewing and down-loading. If you do not already have this installed
on your system, free downloads of the reader are available from
the following site: