Gain confidence in the Greek New Testament by learning to read it (fluently)

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Master New Testament Greek provides you with everything you need to

Memorize, Read, and 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 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


  • 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!
  • Recall words you’ve learnt more easily by seeing the words you learn in the text as you memorize them
  • 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.
  • Learn in 5 minute blocks of time. Work on any mobile device to learn and review words without setting aside significant time each day
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

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.


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.

Ready to Master the Greek New Testament?

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.

Greek Reader

ebook only
$ 24
  • 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

Greek Student

full program
$ 47
  • 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

Mastery Membership

comprehensive guide
$ 19 /month
  • Simplified Approach to Master the NT
  • New Vocabulary Every Week
  • Graded Reading Plan keyed to Vocabulary
  • Weekly Grammar Videos
  • Links to references in popular grammars
  • Configurable Accountability
  • Comprehensive 4 year program

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What do customers say?

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.

Not exactly. Master New Testament Greek is a systematicapproach 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

Not everybody wants to learn every word (though I strongly recommend you do – read why). 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.

No. You’re buying a downloadable eBook, and if you purchase the Greek Student bundle, you’ll also get all the flashcards delivered as Excel files, which can then be imported into a Flashcards app. I will also recommend an industrial grade flashcards app, and provide you with video tutorials for setting it up with Master New Testament Greek.

Finally, you’ll also get help with planning, and a 3-month plan you can use out of the box or as a template.

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 a 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.

No. Master New Testament Greek is a structured approach to vocabulary acquisition.

However, if you sign up to the email list (use the bar at the top of the page), I’ll give you some recommendations for other tools that I used to master the Greek New Testament, including parsing tools.

Darryl Burling

Darryl Burling

I’m here to support you!

I’m Darryl, creator of Master New Testament Greek.

I created Master New Testament Greek because I wanted a more efficient and rewarding way to read the Greek New Testament. Master New Testament Greek is the exact system I used to learn to read the Greek New Testament fluently.

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