How to Map the Meaning of a Greek Word

Most people get their first, tantalizing taste of Greek when they hear their pastor talk about the meaning of a Greek word.

They hear that the Greek language has three or four words for love, and learn that agapao and phileo have different shades of meaning.  And before long, they wonder, “How can I find out more about the meaning of other Greek words?”

Word study is relatively simple. you can learn the basic principles in a short time.

You can look at Word Study Basics to see a brief explanation of the procedures that your pastor uses to study Greek New Testament words. This page is just a summary of the highlights.  To get a guided tour that will help you master the process of word study, go to the Word Study Course.  It provides 7 lessons filled with examples, practice exercises, and explanations that will equip you to study Greek words on your own.

Here is a preview of the 7 lessons that will equip you to discover the meaning of Greek words yourself!


 

In a Word: How to Unlock the Meaning of a Greek Word

 

Lesson 1: WORD STUDY AT A GLANCE

 

LESSON 2: BORROW FROM OTHERS TO FIND ALL THE MEANINGS

 

LESSON 3: THE DO-IT-YOURSELF APPROACH

 

LESSON 4: CRACKING THE ALPHABET BARRIER

 

LESSON 5: WHAT DOES IT MEAN IN THIS VERSE?

 

LESSON 6: TRACING A WORD’S FAMILY TREE

 

LESSON 7: SYNONYMS