Book Giveaway from Bill Mounce

This month’s book giveaway comes from Bill Mounce, who has graciously donated a brand new copy of his Greek and English Interlinear New Testament (TNIV/NLT). Here’s the description from Bill’s website:

This is a totally different kind of interlinear. It has the standard two translations running down the side of each page (NLT and TNIV), and down the middle is the Greek text and a new English translation. Below each word is also its parsing and its GK number.

  • The Greek text is unique in that it shows many of the variations reflected in modern English translations
  • The translation is actually readable. Due to some typographical innovations, this interlinear maintains Greek word order but the translation itself also makes sense. It is an excellent tool for young Greek students to see how an experienced translator (Robert Mounce) works with the language
  • The parsing explains the Greek form
  • The GK numbers allow someone who does not know Greek to be able to discover the Greek word lying behind the translation and find its meaning in a Greek-English dictionary such as Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
  • A basic Greek dictionary

To enter the contest to win the book,  you just need to do one (or more) of the following:

  1. Leave a comment below indicating that you’d like to win the book. You can only enter once this way, but I’ll count it as two entries if you also offer your answer to the following question: How often do you use Greek in your life/ministry and how helpful do you find it to be?
  2. Blog about the giveaway and link to this post.
  3. Tweet about the contest and tag @_MarcCortez in your tweet. (One entry per tweet; enter as many times as you want.)
  4. Mention the giveaway on Facebook and tag “Marc Cortez” in your comment. (One entry per comment; enter as many times as you want.)

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on June 9, 2011, in Book Giveaways. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. I use and review Greek daily in my personal devotions, take my NA27 to church, and, in the process of chatting about Greek, have wound up teaching several people, one of whom has gone on to devour Wallace and consider the church fathers.

  2. Count me in! Also, I try to do a Greek NT reading for 30 mins everyday. I think it’s very helpful in terms of getting a grasp on the language as well as seeing things that are not so apparent in the English translations.

  3. I’d like to be entered.

    And I refer to my Greek NT at least 1x a week.

  4. Count me in. I use Greek almost every day..

  5. Please enter me in the drawing. It has been 20+ years since seminary, and I certainly don’t use my Greek as often as I did then, but still find myself in the text whenever I am preaching from the NT.

  6. Im not schooled in greek, but i do enjoy using tools to help me understand the language of scripture better. I like discovering the Greek when I’m really digging into passages and phrases. I used to do it a few times a week as I prepared sermons, lessons, and worship music and times (oddly enough). While I don’t do those things on a regular basis any more, I am hoping to begin doing some of them again some times.

    Also, I am writing a book about theology with a friend. This would be a fantastic tool for me.

    So, yes I would like to win. 🙂

  7. I’d like to win, too!

  8. I would like to win the interlinear. I also use my Greek text 2 to 3 times a week and I find it helps me understand the author’s message (and keeps up my Greek vocab!).

  9. I would love to win this book!

  10. I would love to win this book. I teach a small group Bible study and sometimes Sunday School class my church. When preparing lessons and also for self study, I find studying the original languages (Greek and Hebrew), in addition to the looking at the actual geographical, cultural and historical context of when a passage or book was written really puts the Scriptures into correct perspective and helps with application. Thanks for making the book available…

  11. Sounds like a great interlinear. I’d LOVE to win one! I’ll let others know about it!

  12. Steve Skinner

    I would like to win a copy of this fantastic interlinear!!! I use Greek every week in sermon prep! Blessings!

  13. I’d love it! I study my Greek weekly to monthly. This would be a great help.

    tweeted it too. 😉

  14. I would like to win this book. I have been plugging away for a number of years to get a grasp of Greek – with the handicap of poor memory due to viral encephalitis, which wiped away my working knowledge of grammar.

    While I am not anywhere up to scratch to use it in any certainty – it does force me to stop and think through the passage I am reading and really reflect on what I am reading with the helps of a lexicon.

  15. Yup, enter me. I will be taking Greek in the Fall and as the NLT is the only inspired Word of God, this might help

  16. Please enter me. I don’t use it often because I don’t know the language, but I try to use online resources when I have questions.

  17. Please enter me. I do not yet use Greek, but will be taking it during my seminary studies over the next couple of years. I currently have a basic interlinear that I reference on occasion just to find out what the Greek word was so I can look it up in a lexicon and get the different shades of meaning.

  18. Please count me in. I don’t know Greek as of yet. I think this book will help me learn the language.

  19. I’d like to win this. I use Greek almost daily and regularly consult the original text when preparing a lecture or sermon.

  20. Sorry this is so long. 😉

    I’m interested in the book but to be honest, I’m more interested in your questions.

    *How often do I use Greek in my everyday life?
    I’ve used Koine Greek on several occasions, though I do not know the language. I’ve probably used it 50 times. It’s a path I need to take every day. I have to admit -Hebrew’s more interesting. Still, I need the Greek.

    *How helpful do I find it to be?
    Because of a spiritual experience I had many years ago, I am obsessed with the word “breath” and how it is used in the bible. The experience is something I do not have any words for but after I had it, I somehow knew that our creator’s name is “The Breath.” Years later, I find that “holy spirit” is actually “hagios pneuma” in Greek and that “hagios” means “holy” and “pneuma” means “breath.” Every cell woke up in my body. (They all woke up again when I found that, in Hebrew, “ruach” means “breath” and that ruach is used extensively in the OT as “ruach hakodesh” -you know the meaning.) And then again, just a few years ago, I called several of the priests and pastors in my community, asking about the word “breath.” Nobody gave me much. I wound up finding a famous rabbi online that told me to give him a call long distance. I did this and he told me that YHWH means “breath.” Again, every cell in my body wakes up. And I guess that’s a different story since the tetragramaton represents Hebrew letters. But all of this just rocks. And I’m dying for the archaeologists to find original manuscripts.

    But… I … digress…

    Recently, I ordered the Codex Leningrad from the library through interlibrary loan, just to see one of the hundreds of pages. All I want to see (right now) is Genesis 2:17. I want to see how “breath” is handwritten in that codex because when I go online to, Genesis 2 isn’t there (it starts at Chapter 27.) I want to see if it’s written the same way it’s written on that site at John 20:22.

    John 20:22: Christ “breathed on them.” And apparently, the word for breath used in that passage is the exact same word used in Genesis 2:17. “Emphysao.” But it’s only ever used in the NT one time! That’s AMAZING to me. Again… every… cell… in … my… body… That tells me Christ was onto something. Hello. Creation!

    The truth is, I would not find this amazing were it not for my experience. I’ve used Koine Greek online but the most fun is when I’m at the library, searching exegetical dictionaries. I know this is weird for most people. Sorry to ramble. Thanks for these questions. They’re helping to set me on the path I need to take.

  21. Me me me!! Pick me!! Lol! I use the bible langurs all the time in ministry and I find it to be very helpful for me in understanding what the Bible says and what it doesn’t say…

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