Question:

Thanks for getting back to me. If I wanted to learn more about the Koine Greek, what would be a good starting point or book? Is the one you quoted good? I am literate in Spanish and know the commitment to learn another language. Would you be willing to give pointers if you know Greek?

Answer:

William D. Mounce's book Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar is an excellent choice. It is the best one that I have found so far and he did an excellent job of simplifying all the possible case endings into a few relatively simple charts. The book also comes with a CD with practice sessions and Mounce's lectures. There is also a workbook to go with it.

Another resource for learning is NT Greek .Net. This is an online course that is run by a fellow preacher, Jeff Smelser. I've heard a lot of good comments about this course, though I haven't taken it myself.

There is another online course called Introduction to Greek that is also run by a fellow preacher, Don Martin. This course is free. Again, I haven't taken the course, but I have heard good comments about it.

I consider myself still learning Greek and not at the level necessary to teach it to others. I would, instead, urge you to take either Jeff Smelser or Don Martin's courses. Either man would be far more capable of answering your questions.