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By Archibald T. Robertson / Hodder and Stoughton / 1908
B. B. Warfield once called Robertson’s Greek scholarship “monumental,” and George Truett said he “would exchange a billion dollars” for one of his grammars. Robertson devoted his life to the genius of the Greek language—its history and the individuals who have used it for speaking, writing, exegesis, and interpretation. At the time of publication, Robertson had taught Greek for twenty years and studied Greek for more than thirty. He wrote A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament at the request of students, pastors, and colleagues. It became a standard textbook in many seminaries and was translated into a dozen languages.
This volume contains an introduction to modern linguistics and Greek pronunciation. Robertson also includes chapters on declensions, the principal parts of numerous verbs, a discussion of Greek syntax, the Greek article, prepositions, the moods, tenses, and voices of verbs, as well as clauses, participles, and Greek idioms.
Archibald Thomas Robertson was born on November 6, 1863 in Chatham, Virginia, during the height of the Civil War. His family moved to Statesville, North Carolina, where he grew up. He was baptized in 1876 and immediately recognized God’s call to preach, and attended Wake Forest College.
Upon graduation in 1885, Robertson entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he devoted himself to Greek studies under John Broadus. He was appointed Greek instructor as a student, and received his Th.M. in 1888. Robertson became an associate professor in 1890, and then served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1895 to 1934. He devoted his life to preaching, teaching, scholarly activities, and giving public lectures, many of which have been reproduced in book form in this collection. He was a founding member of the Baptist World Alliance, and participated in numerous Bible conferences with Dwight Moody and F. B. Meyer.