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Darryl Burling
Creator of Master New Testament Greek

If we want to maintain the purity of the gospel in our country, we need many to learn to read the languages.

There has never been a better time to learn the languages than today, and there has never been a greater need in our country.

Let me provide you with step-by-step support, live online classes, an online learning community and experience the clarity that comes from reading the biblical authors in their own words!

Learning Greek is important because the gospel is important

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
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
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
Bethlehem College and Seminary
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

There has never been a better time to learn

Many throughout history have learned Greek, and they didn’t have some of the fantastic tools available to us today. That means that the opportunity for learning biblical Greek has never been greater than today.

Electronic Flashcards

One of the most important aspects of learning a language is learning the vocabulary. The traditional approach to learning vocabulary is to write words on flashcards, a piece of paper or card, with the Greek word on one side and the english meaning on the other.

Today, electronic flash cards mean you can grow your knowledge of Greek wherever you are, whenever you have a minute or two to spare, making learning smarter and more convenient.

Parsing Tools

Unlike English, Greek words have prefixes and suffixes that provide more information about the meaning of the word. Working out how the different parts of a word contribute to its meaning is called parsing.

Today there are a number of apps to help you practice parsing. The better you can parse, the easier it is to read. So these tools dramatically reduce the difficulty of learning to read.

Better Grammars

Previous generations would only have one or two grammars they would work from. Today, not only are there dozens of grammars, but the skill levels of those who create them is much higher than in previous generations.

Get the benefit of hundreds of years of study of Greek from modern grammars, and work with an approach that has been proven over and over again.

Online Communities

Learning is easier in a community, and the internet means that even if you're entirely alone, you can still meet with others who love the word of God and want to learn the language.

Joining a membership allows you to regularly interact with experts and other students and get personalized support when you need it.

The reformers never had it this good!

Learn Greek and deepen your faith as you grow in...


Much biblical understanding is lost in translation. A translation is like a commentary on the Bible without footnotes. That means that the difference between reading Greek and reading in English is like the difference between a 1950's black and white television compared to a modern 4k HDTV.

Themes in scripture are often clearer when you can see the commonalities between lexical ideas and repeated use of constructions. You'll see ideas come to life and passages connect like you never have before.


As your knowledge of the word of God is enriched by your reading of the Greek New Testament, your clarity and confidence in scripture will increase your conviction about the truthfulness of what God says in His Word.

This results in an increased desire to please the Lord in every aspect of your life. As your desire to please the Lord grows, your faithfulness to Him and His Word will increase. The best way become and remain a faithful shepherd is to grow in your own conviction of the importance of God's holiness and His calling on your life.


Those who don't know Greek are dependent upon those who can read it. That means that pastors and teachers must choose between the different scholarly opinions and interpretations without first hand knowledge.

The ability to exegete the Greek certainly helps, but nothing compares to the confidence that comes from a rich first hand working knowledge of the original language. Confidence comes not merely from knowing Greek, but knowing the word of God in the Greek.


If you can read Greek, you can get clarity and confidence to feed your own soul. Don't just read Greek for the sake of study. Read the Greek New Testament in your own devotional times. Sure, the Greek of the New Testament is unfamiliar, but that will make the message fresh and challenge you to grow in new ways!

As you read the language, not only will it help you understand the text of the New Testament, but you'll begin to understand the mindset of the readers. Reading Greek in your devotional time will enrich not only your life, but also your ministry and those you minister to.

Progress through 5 stages

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

Start at the beginning

Never learned Greek? Need a refresh? Set up the tools you need to get started right here.

Establish the habits

Establish the necessary habits for long term success while starting to read the Greek text for yourself

Read the easy books

Use your new habits to get experience reading the easier books of 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

Learn or refresh Greek at your own pace

These are designed to be completed weekly, but you can set your own pace to flex with your life and commitments.

Regular, structured courses

If you would like to take beginning Greek or refreshing Greek in a live classrom, the Mastery Membership has regularly run Beginning and Refreshing Greek courses lasting 30 and 16 weeks respectively. 

The next live course is planned to begin in November

Step-by-step to mastery

Finished beginning Greek?

Master New Testament Greek’s unique step-by-step approach breaks mastery into a simple set of daily and weekly tasks that take just 5-10 minutes each day plus your regular Bible reading.

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

What experts say about Master New Testament Greek...

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What do members say?

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

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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

[This] 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
United States

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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