Rod Whitacre went singing home to God on May 22, 2023.

Learning Greek Passage by Passage

Rodney A. Whitacre, Learning Greek Passage by Passage: A Modified Text-Based Approach for Koine Greek (self-published)

Welcome to ancient Greek! You’re at the outset of a great adventure which you can continue for the rest of your life. You will be able to be comforted, challenged, encouraged, and edified by amazing texts written in ancient Greek.

Learning Greek Passage by Passage is a hybrid between the common methods currently available and an inductive method. It begins with several lessons that provide students with an overview of the language, including major features of morphology and sentence structure. After the initial lessons there is a constant focus on the Greek text.

Learning Greek Passage by Passage is meant to be useful not only in formal courses but also informal classes in churches or elsewhere, as well as individual study. The New Testament is the primary focus for most people using this method, but you will also be able to read the Old Testament in Greek as well as a variety of other texts, both Christian and non-Christian.

This is beloved scholar and teacher Rodney A. Whitacre’s final book, completed on his deathbed and published posthumously. It complements A Grammar of New Testament Greek (Eerdmans, 2021). Rod’s wish was for this Greek method to have the widest possible distribution, so it is available for free download in PDF format here on and is priced at cost on Amazon.

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