I read this two years after taking introductory Greek, and one year after TA ing for introductory Greek, as part of my prep for teaching a Greek review course I enjoyed the exercises at the end of every chapter, and I appreciated the succinct explanations of Greek grammar rules and the ways they are applied in the New Testament It s a perfect in between book Helped me get my feet wet again Somehow it is described as funny This is baffling to me, because it is not But I don t need my Greek I read this two years after taking introductory Greek, and one year after TA ing for introductory Greek, as part of my prep for teaching a Greek review course I enjoyed the exercises at the end of every chapter, and I appreciated the succinct explanations of Greek grammar rules and the ways they are applied in the New Testament It s a perfect in between book Helped me get my feet wet again Somehow it is described as funny This is baffling to me, because it is not But I don t need my Greek review to be funny, so I didn t feel personally offended by it Just a heads up to other people Proof that learning grammar doesn t have to be boring This easy to understand and humorous guide is for students in their second year of Greek study I was initially looking for a condensed refresher for introductory greek, but soon discovered that this wasn t it I had to re read my basic Greek textbook for that However, once my basic grammar was a little better, this was a very helpful and nicely succinct guide to intermediate Greek That means no memorisation of declensions, grammar etc, but rather a tour through all the many features of Greek grammar as they are significant for New Testament exegesis I won t say it was a page turner I was initially looking for a condensed refresher for introductory greek, but soon discovered that this wasn t it I had to re read my basic Greek textbook for that However, once my basic grammar was a little better, this was a very helpful and nicely succinct guide to intermediate Greek That means no memorisation of declensions, grammar etc, but rather a tour through all the many features of Greek grammar as they are significant for New Testament exegesis I won t say it was a page turner, but I did appreciate Black s effort to make things interesting All I can honestly say about this book is that it straight up saved my life in my second year of seminary studies I had changed schools professors within the GTU due to a scheduling conflict, and found that the skill gap between beginning and intermediary levels of Greek study were farprofound than I was expecting due in part to a very vigorous instructor who threw us on the Wallace primer with very little warning Without David Alan Black s kindly but thoroughly explained lifelines, All I can honestly say about this book is that it straight up saved my life in my second year of seminary studies I had changed schools professors within the GTU due to a scheduling conflict, and found that the skill gap between beginning and intermediary levels of Greek study were farprofound than I was expecting due in part to a very vigorous instructor who threw us on the Wallace primer with very little warning Without David Alan Black s kindly but thoroughly explained lifelines, I surely would have drowned, but we managed to somehow pull through with a B together I went on to become I think a reasonably competent reader of Koine, but still enjoy popping open this text from time to time, as though visiting an old friend who happens to also be very smart THANK you, David Alan Black A very readable intermediate Greek Grammar It slike a Greek reference book that covers your introductory Greek material, but gives you enough meat on the second go around that covers what would traditionally be in an intermediate. This is a book that couldn t seem to decide whether it wanted to be a scholarly work, or a popular book for the masses The author often surprised with a wonderful sense of humour in the midst of some at times dry technical writing, and tried to make things understandable, yet about half way through each chapter, I found he lost me as he jumped tocomplicated explanations It was an OK read, but it s not laid out as a reference book I doubt I ll be referring to it often, though it s short This is a book that couldn t seem to decide whether it wanted to be a scholarly work, or a popular book for the masses The author often surprised with a wonderful sense of humour in the midst of some at times dry technical writing, and tried to make things understandable, yet about half way through each chapter, I found he lost me as he jumped tocomplicated explanations It was an OK read, but it s not laid out as a reference book I doubt I ll be referring to it often, though it s short enough that I may re read one day in its entirety A useful intermediate Greek grammar, although at times I would have appreciated adetailed discussion of Greek grammar at certain points so that it could serve as a better reference grammar It provides an easy to follow grammar to advance from 1st year Greek to understandingdetailed Greek syntax such as case usages, and uses of infinitives and participles,although not as detailed as Wallace or other intermediate Greek grammars which arethorough. Sounds weird but is a very good introduction to intermediate NT Greek In other words, a good summary for intermediate students would do good as a transitional bridge or a good handbook to refresh the studied material. Too brief, but I think that was his goal with the book. The only Greek grammar book that I think I could read cover to cover And I had to do that twice for class Not sure how often I will go back to it if I have better grammars on hand.