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The alternative [to learning Greek] is to take what other scholars say without the power of forming an individual judgement.
A. T. Robertson
Professor New Testament

Course Details

Beginning Greek Course

This cohort starts on April 22 at 2pm (Pacific), and will run at the same time each week for 30 weeks.

We'll use the 4th edition of Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek for this cohort, which you can get on Logos or Amazon or wherever books are sold. 

You'll also need a couple of other tools, which I'll introduce you to in the Getting Started course once you join. 

You'll want to put aside about an hour a day to work on the beginning Greek material.. We will take two one-week breaks to give you a chance to catch your breath.

You'll be able to get started as soon as you join, as there are a number of preliminary lessons to work through that will make the course much easier!

Reading Greek Course

This cohort starts on March 22 at 11:30am (Pacific), and will run at the same time each week for 10 weeks.

We'll use Mathewson and Emig's excellent Intermediate Greek Grammar for this cohort, which you can get on Logos or Amazon or wherever books are sold. 

Through this course you'll learn quite a bit of vocabulary, learn some key syntax that will help your reading and read 5 New Testament books with fluency.

You'll want to put aside about 30 minutes a day to make the most of this course.

You must have finished beginning Greek and have competence parsing to be able to take this course.

The Master New Testament Greek Mastery Membership

How the Mastery Membership leads you to fluency

The Mastery Membership will walk you through 5 stages on your way to mastery

Start at the beginning

Where you are today is your starting point, whether beginner, rusty or ready.

Establish the habits

Once you know the basics, you need to establish the necessary habits for success

Read the easy books

Establish the habit and begin to read the Greek New Testament!

Gain Greek Freedom

The more you learn, the more freedom you will have throughout the New Testament

Master the New Testament

Add texts from outside the New Testament to broaden your knowledge and take you to mastery

Start where you are right now

Beginner?

You've never learned Greek, or it was so long ago that you learned it that you need to start over.

Rusty?

You learned in seminary, but have become dependent on tools and have lost some confidence.

Ready?

You've gained some competence and confidence and you're ready to take it to the next level

Wherever you are at, it is possible to go from there to reading fluently.

Join today for just

$45/month

One simple monthly price, locked in for as long as you remain a member in good standing

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Since the Bible is written in part in Hebrew and in part in Greek, . . . we drink from the stream of both—we must learn these languages, unless we want to be ‘silent persons’ as theologians.
Philip Melanchthon
Reformer

Start where you are now

Make sure you have the basics covered. 

Membership Mastery Includes

Easy self-paced progress to mastery

The Mastery Membership takes you book-by-book through the Greek New Testament, breaking the entire Greek New Testament into segments called milestones

In each milestone, you have a consistent set of activities the build your knowledge and confidence of the Greek New Testament. 

Milestones

The Mastery Membership breaks the New Testament into milestones.

Each milestone is designed to break the task into more achievable sections

Milestone 1 – Establish the habit

Milestone 1-3 – Read the easier books

Milestone 4-6 – Gain Greek freedom

Milestone 7 – Master the New Testament

Activities

Each week, you’ll get a well defined set of tasks to focus on.

If you have a ready knowledge of Greek, then each week you will…

Total anticipated time 5-10 minutes per day plus your regular Bible reading time

Here's what you get in the Mastery Membership

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$45/month

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We will not long preserve the gospel without the languages… If through our neglect we let the languages go (which God forbid!), we shall lose the gospel... It is inevitable that unless the languages remain, the gospel must finally perish.
Martin Luther
Reformer

I'm here to help you

Darryl Burling, PhD

Creator of Master New Testament Greek and
the Mastery Membership

I created Master New Testament Greek because I love the word of God and want more people to experience the vividness, clarity and freshness of engaging with scripture in the original languages.

In learned Greek in educational institutions and was frustrated that I couldn’t read my Greek New Testament after 6 semesters of Greek. There has to be a better way!

So I analyzed the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, and came up with a systematic approach to learning to read the Greek New Testament, working book by book from the easy books to the hardest based on both the lexical and syntactical difficulty. 

Now I’ve used this exact method to teach hundreds of members to read exegetically, that is read with the understanding that comes from knowledge of how the language works.

All the hard work is done for you. You don’t need to go through seminary, create your own vocabulary lists, and stumble through alone. 

Master New Testament Greek is giving you clarity in the original language!

I’m personally involved in the Mastery Membership to ensure you have everything you need to master the Greek New Testament.

Just ask existing members

Master New Testament Greek is a gift from heaven. As a minster of God's Word in a multi-site church, MNTG has richly blessed my personal relationship with God's Word, and by extension, my churches' walk with Christ Jesus. Based on my personal and professional gains, I know MNTG will greatly bless you!
Joe Pieretti
Mastery Member
There are no words for me to adequately express my gratitude for Master NT Greek. I had studied Greek several years ago, but I didn't move past first year Greek. As the years went on I lost a great deal of knowledge of the language. When I stumbled upon this program, I joined that same day. As a busy homeschool mom of four, I feel like if I can do this, anyone can. I didn't want to wait any longer to have a deeper and richer understanding of God's Word. This program has offered the support, guidance, encouragement, and tools that I needed to successfully start and continue my knowledge of Greek.
Meg Smith
Mastery Member
Prior to starting MNTG with Darryl I had self taught but not read anything outside of John’s writings and that with regular checking of vocabulary. I had stagnated. Since joining, I have been able to use the program to begin reading some of Paul’s letters without having to use any tools. I have also joined a community which loves learning together. Online video calls give a classroom feel and allows participation from many members. Darryl provides great value for money and is very responsive to requests for help. This program can take you from knowing no Greek to reading the whole New Testament and the beauty of it is that you can go at your own pace. I heartily recommend this course to anyone willing to put the effort of learning in.
Neil Ellson
Mastery Member

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Another result when pastors do not study the Bible in Greek and Hebrew is that they, and their churches with them, tend to become secondhanders. The harder it is for us to get at the original meaning of the Bible the more we will revert to the secondary literature... Weakness in Greek and Hebrew also gives rise to exegetical imprecision and carelessness. And exegetical imprecision is the mother of liberal theology
John Piper
Author and Scholar

More member feedback

I studied NT Greek for several years on my own using a variety of methods and making little progress. MNTG has exceeded my expectations. Now I am making progress in learning NT Greek. Interacting with others on the same journey is a huge blessing. Darryl has developed an excellent program with an encouraging environment in which I feel excited to learn. It is a thrill to be able to read a book of the NT in Greek.
Lisa Traughber
Mastery Member

Master New Testament Greek has transformed how I read the Greek New Testament

“Master New Testament Greek has transformed how I read the Greek New Testament. No longer frustrated by passages full of unfamiliar vocabulary, sometimes feeling like I'm looking up almost every word, now I can come to the text with the confidence that I know a basic gloss for every word. This even helps with parsing - it's much more tempting to quickly give up on trying to parse difficult forms if you're unsure if this is a word you actually know. Of course, growing in ability with Koine Greek is about more than just learning vocabulary, and in the membership program, Darryl Burling's videos, and pointers to grammars and other resources help here too, explaining things which are difficult to understand, but also in highlighting important points of grammar and syntax that might otherwise be missed. The result of all this is that Master New Testament Greek, and especially the membership program, is an excellent way of gaining fluency in reading the Greek New Testament.”
David Morgan
United Kingdom

A sustainable system…

“I strongly commend MNTG to anyone who desires to know God more deeply through His Word. Darryl has created a sustainable system that will inevitably lead to both a greater understanding of the Greek language and spiritual growth when consistency is applied. This is my experience and I am confident that it will only get better over time.”
Steven Pretsel
Australia

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It is precisely because there are so many excellent commentaries available today that the use of the biblical languages in preaching becomes more important, not less... given the many commentaries and Bible resources available today, not to use the languages in our preaching will either cost us too much time and cause frustration in the end, redefine our role as pastors altogether, or deny the very Bible we are purporting to preach.
Scott Hafeman
University St Andrews

My ability and confidence to read the Greek text has grown exponentially

“I have really grown to enjoy Master New Testament Greek. As I have progressed through the lessons, my ability and confidence to read the Greek text has grown exponentially. I feel much more comfortable. At first I did not do my quiet time in Greek because it was such a slog to get through it, so much so that I was counter productive to the purpose of communing with the Lord. However, now it is much more illuminating and enjoyable. I have completed the process through Philemon, so I am still relatively new. Also I am 65 years old, so if I can do it so can all of you youngsters! Finally, I want to give a shout to Darryl for all of his hard work.”
Jeff Graff
United States

The Mastery Membership has made it possible for me to maintain and grow my mastery of the Greek

“The Master New Testament Greek program allows you to do just that. I am now able to read directly from many Greek texts of the Bible without having to go back-and-forth using time consuming original language helps. Better however, is that MNTG is not just a self study program. Darryl is personally involved in helping and encouraging all of us in the program to improve our Greek skills. Most important, this is the only program I've found since graduating from Seminary that has made it possible for me to maintain and grow in my mastery of the Greek text of the Bible.”
Dennis Davies
Mastery Member

A consistent, rewarding and sustainable approach to learning Greek

“I began learning NT Greek close to 40 years ago. I learned the basics and used my knowledge to help with word studies and reading the Word in Greek. I never got to the point where I could just read without having to refer back to lexicons. This Mastery approach has been very helpful to me, in that I have developed a daily habit of learning vocabulary at a pace that is manageable with the reward of being able to read some epistles without having to use my software to get definitions. I've only read through 5 books in this course so far, but I already notice a big difference in my other readings in Greek as well. The flashcard program for memorizing is very useful. It uses swiping to go through the vocabulary, so one can quickly swipe through known words and only linger over ones that need help. After the words are initially learned then they return at intervals, so that there is always some review. I have found this a very effective flash card app. The Mastery approach has furnished me with a consistent, rewarding and sustainable approach to learning Greek.”
Ron Bugner
United States

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More translations and commentaries may make our library look well stocked, but they do not ensure that our interpretation of the Bible will be correct. Our point is not to out-translate the translation (our out comment the commentaries) but to see for ourselves how exegetical decisions are made by others and why.
Dr. Rob Plummer
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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