An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching
Big Greek Idea provides all the relevant information from the Greek text for preaching and teaching the New Testament. Each New Testament book is divided into units of thought, revealing a big Greek idea (the author's main idea in the passage), and individual clauses are displayed visually to illustrate their relationships, portraying the biblical author's logical flow. Greek clauses are accompanied by an original English translation.
Additional commentary explains how the syntax and vocabulary of each verse clarifies the biblical writer's intended meaning. The authors of each volume have scoured major reference works and commentaries on each book, saving readers countless hours of research. The series is ideal for busy pastors consulting the Greek text for sermons, instructors preparing lectures, and students looking for supplementary study aids.
Each volume in this series contains many practical features:
- Helpful charts, tables, and diagrams illustrate key points
- Numerous callouts provide deeper insights into word meanings and theological issues
- Visual cues highlight important information
- An introduction to each biblical book summarizes the grammar, style, and vocabulary of the book as a whole, including reminders and explanations of key terms
Benjamin I. Simpson is assistant professor of New Testament studies and associate dean at Dallas Theological Seminary. His other books include Jesus the God-Man.