Master New Testament Greek will equip you to:


Read the Greek New Testament fluently beginning with the easy books and progressing to the hard.


Retain what you learned in your Greek class – You’ve put too much work into your Greek to lose it now!


Learn more efficiently – Other approaches are like a shotgun – you may not use words you learn for a long time. Master New Testament Greek provides you with vocab matched to your next New Testament reading.


Recall words you’ve learnt more easily by seeing the words you learn in the text as you memorize them


Learn in 5 minute blocks of time. Work on any mobile device to learn and review words without setting aside significant time each day

Master New Testament Greek takes a different approach to other vocabulary acquisition methods. Learn the words of the Greek New Testament and then read the text.

But Master New Testament Greek doesn’t stop there! It also provides:


Flexibility – Memorize words chapter by chapter as you read, or memorize book by book by occurrence. Select from 8 different vocabulary memorization options


Includes full video instructions for adding electronic flashcards to your mobile device.

Includes a three month learning plan to help you set goals and work toward them.

How it Works


Build your vocabulary systematically. You already know words occuring more than 50 times, but even if you’ve memorized down to 10 occurrences, Master New Testament Greek can take you the rest of the way.


Master New Testament Greek is designed for people who want to read the text of the New Testament. Vocabulary is arranged book by book, starting with the easiest New Testament texts.



Because Master New Testament Greek orders books from easy to hard, as you read, your fluency and speed improve. Book by book you can master the entire New Testament in 1-3 years.


Introducing Master New Testament Greek

Master New Testament Greek

Master New Testament Greek!

Darryl Burling

I’d love to get you started with Master New Testament Greek! Click the button below and I’ll send you absolutely free:

  • My free datasheet – the 6 tools you’ll need to master the Greek New Testament
  • Vocabulary cards – tailored for your previous learning,
  • A getting started video
  • Full instructions to help you start mastering 1 John

This will get you underway with Master New Testament Greek!

If you’ve got a year of Greek behind you, then within a week, you can begin to read 1 John fluently. Simply click the button below, enter your first name and email address, and I’ll get you underway.

Memorize, Read, Master.

The fastest way to master New Testament Greek is to read the text while you grow your vocabulary. If you’ve completed at least one year of Greek, Master New Testament Greek provides a systematic approach to memorizing the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, allowing you to read book by book through the New Testament starting with the easiest texts.

It’s more than a vocabulary manual.

It is a guide to master the Greek New Testament.

I’m impressed with Darryl Burling’s method of tying vocabulary acquisition to a graded reading of actual New Testament texts. It’s true that students learn vocabulary best when it overlaps with their reading of Scripture, and they need to start with easier texts and build to more complex ones. I will recommend this resource to my students.

Dr. Rob Plummer

Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Any tool that can help students to master the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament is a good thing. Carefully designed for this purpose, Master New Testament Greek is one of the best tools available today.

Highly recommended.

Dr. Constantine Campbell

Associate Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Master New Testament Greek is ideal for you if…

You’ve got a year of Greek behind you and you want a structured approach to continue and complete your learning.

You once learned Greek and want to refresh your knowledge and gain a proficiency in the language.

You have an exegetical proficiency in New Testament Greek but want to gain a more natural ease in the text.

You want a vocabulary guide that will provide students with a structured approach to vocabulary acquisition long after class is over.

I don't know Greek, will this teach me?

Unfortunately no. This is designed for students who have completed at least one year of Greek, to help them continue their learning until they have mastered the entire Greek New Testament.

I want to learn 1 Peter (or some other book) in the next few weeks. Will this help?

Not exactly. Master New Testament Greek is a systematic approach to master the Greek New Testament. This means it starts with the easier books to read (1 John) and progresses to the harder books (Luke/Acts).

If you jump into Master New Testament Greek at (for example) 1 Peter, there will be words in 1 Peter that will be missing because Master New Testament Greek assumes you learned those in the books that come before it.

Master New Testament Greek will certainly lead you through 1 Peter (and every other New Testament book), but not until you’ve learned the words in easier books. This approach has several benefits:

  • It reduces the number of words to learn in more difficult books when you come to them
  • It smooths out the number of words to learn in each book overall
  • It keeps you moving as quickly as possible through books of the NT
  • Progressing through books quickly keeps you motivated
8 Vocabulary acquisition choices?
Not everybody wants to learn every word. Not everybody wants the words broken down by occurrence. So with Master New Testament Greek you get choices. Learn by chapter or occurrence. Learn all the words, or exclude proper nouns and/or hapax legomena. Achieve your goal faster.
Is this an app?
No. You’re buying a downloadable eBook, and if you purchase the Greek Master bundle, you’ll also get all the flashcards delivered as Excel files, which can then be imported into a Flashcards app, as well as access to our exclusive online community. You’ll also get help with planning, and a 3-month plan you can use out of the box or as a template.
How is this different from, say, Metzger's book?

First, Master New Testament Greek connects vocabulary to specific books of the Bible so you can memorize the words, then read that book without being dependent on a lexicon. You master vocabulary, and then you master the New Testament book in which that vocabulary is found. Second, Master New Testament Greek includes all the flashcards with in the Master Greek bundle, making it easy to import them into your Flashcards app. Not enough? Here are some other advantages. Master New Testament Greek:

  • is designed to enable you to read the entire Greek New Testament
  • includes all the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament
  • includes all vocabulary in Excel files for easy importing into your flashcards app
  • includes full instructions for using Flashcards Deluxe
  • includes 8 vocabulary acquisition options
  • includes a guide to setting and achieving your goal
  • includes access to an online community who are learning with you
  • includes a 5 part email mini-course to get you up and running quickly
  • includes free updates!

In a sense it combines vocabulary with a New Testament Greek reader. Memorize. Read. Master.

Will this help me with my parsing?
No. Master New Testament Greek is a structured approach to vocabulary acquisition.

Ready to Master New Testament Greek?

Books constrain you to a one-product-fits-all approach. You get the book. That’s it. I think we can do better than that.

Student Edition

  •  PDF eBook
  • Instructions for Digital Flashcards
  • Free eBook updates
  •  8 Optimized acquisition choices
  •  Flashcards in Excel for every word in the Greek New Testament
  •  3 Month Learning Plan
  • Syntax Cheat Sheet
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Mastery Membership

Comprehensive Mastery Program
  • Self paced, guided learning plan
  • Weekly vocabulary to learn
  • Weekly Greek NT Readings keyed to your vocabulary
  • Weekly Video highlighting key grammatical aspects of the reading
  • References to Grammars referred to in each video
  • Clear and meaningful weekly workload
  • Comprehensive 4 year program
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While I was teaching the difficult Greek of 2 Peter to a group of graduate students, I was impressed with how one student showed real familiarity with the vocabulary, especially the rarely used words. So I asked the student how he was able to master the vocabulary so well and he told me about his Greek vocabulary acquisition method. Now that student, Darryl Burling, is ready to share that method with you. Learning vocabulary is probably the greatest obstacle to fluently reading the NT in its original language. I heartily recommend Darryl’s method and encourage you to use it!

Dr. William Varner

Professor of Bible and Greek, The Master's University

Before this program I simply never thought to try and memorize every word of the GNT. It was too daunting of a task. But memorizing every word of 1 John was a very manageable goal, which then also made memorizing 2 John also manageable, and then 3 John, so on and so forth. For this reason, I’m convinced that this is the best post-seminary Greek program that a pastor, missionary, Bible translator, scholar, or anyone could embark upon.

Daniel Chin


Now, after 20 years in the pastoral ministry I am actually reading my Greek NT rather than tediously dissecting the text for sermon preparation. “Mastering NT Greek” was just the tool I needed.  This plan is realistic and manageable — even for the full time pastor. I love this simple strategy for maintaining the Greek I already know. Now that I am started with this method I am motivated by the sheer joy of comprehending the New Testament as I read from my Greek Bible. I wish I would have had this tool when I had completed my first Greek course over 30 years ago! Every seminary student (along with busy pastors) should take advantage of “Mastering NT Greek.” Darryl Burling has done us all a great favor!

Ken Anema


I tend to get on rabbit trails in the Greek and end up not being able to read the amount that I set out to do. However, in the three days I have been using your Greek guide I have been making great progress. It has been very helpful because it is focused and specific. This is just what I needed because I always wanted to make progress but lacked the structure to follow. Thank you.

Bill McIlwain


Darryl Burling

Darryl Burling


I created Master New Testament Greek to be
able to read the Greek New Testament in my own Bible
Reading. I needed a simple and efficient system to
master every word.

Master New Testament Greek is that system.

Try it Free!

Are you interested in learning to read 1 John? In as a little as a week, you could begin reading chapter 1!

If you’re willing to learn 1 John, I’ll give you everything you need to get started, including:

  • My Free Datasheet: 6 Tools You’ll need to Master the Greek New Testament
  • Vocabulary for 1 John tailored to your specific needs
  • A tutorial video leading you through setting everything up
  • Step by step instructions to learn 1 John
  • Tips and Tricks to make mastery a habit

Need to refresh your vocab?

If you need them, I’ll even help you refresh words occurring more than 50 times.

To get started, just click the button below!

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