I occasionally get letters from
visitors to NTGreek.net asking who I am and what
my qualifications are. Hence, this page.
a preacher of the gospel and work with the Exton church of
Christ. Exton is on the
"Mainline" west of Philadelphia, PA.
B.S. is in Actuarial Science/Business
Administration from Bryant College.
began my study of New Testament Greek in the fall
of 1977 at Florida College. The late Edgar Srygley
taught my first year course. We met 5 days each
week and covered Machen's grammar in 2 semesters.
My second year course was taught by the late Phil Roberts.
Our text books were Dana & Mantey, Nigel
Turner's volume on Syntax, and Bruce Metzger's Lexical
Aids. We also made some use of Zerwick's Biblical
Greek. We used the UBS Greek text (3rd ed.)
and BAGD (2nd ed.), and translated John 1-12, 2
John, Matthew 27:45-28:10, Acts 17:22-18:17, and
Colossians 1-3. In addition to regular class
meetings, each student was required to meet
privately each week with the instructor for an
oral reading session.
to my second year course, I have been self
taught, relying especially on Robertson's large
grammar, the first three volumes of Moulton's
series (I have frequently referred to BDF, but
have not found it to be as useful), and to a
lesser degree, several others, dabbling in a
handy little grammar of classical Greek by Hadley
and Allen, reading and translating from Rahlfs'
edition of the Septuagint and various and sundry
Hellenistic writings, both literary and
non-literary, and of course, reading the Greek
began teaching Greek first on an informal basis
while living in Akron, Ohio when some of the
members of the Thayer St. church of Christ showed
an interest. Subsequently, I taught Greek through
the Learning Connection in Providence, RI, and
then as part of the Adult and Community Education
(ACE) program of the Fairfax County Public School
System in Fairfax County, Virginia. The present online
course was originally conceived as a supplement
to the in-class instruction for my ACE students.
But it quickly evolved to become a stand alone
can peruse a catalogue of some of my articles published in religious
periodicals, or see some of the bible class lessons and study materials I have
prepared over the years.