ECPA's Rush To PressCPH Releases Fourth Edition of Fundamental Greek Grammar

CONTACT: Lindsey Martie, Corporate Communications
Phone: 314-268-1303

Saint Louis, MO—Concordia Publishing House (CPH) announces the release of the fourth edition of Dr. James W. Voelz’s Fundamental Greek Grammar, which provides the basis for solid instruction in New Testament Greek vocabulary, morphology, and syntax.

First published in 1986, the fourth edition improves a number of explanations and adds new biblical passages in several chapters,” said Voelz.  “No doubt more significant, it contains a full copy of the ‘English Review for Greek,’ a short composition that gives beginning Greek students a refresher of English basics to enable them to improve their grasp of basic linguistic categories as they seek to acquire another language.”

Learning a complex language is difficult, but Voelz carefully explains concepts in detail, making it a valuable tool for students and teachers of Greek. “After many years of studying and applying the lessons I learned to pastoral ministry, I began teaching Greek readings at Concordia University Chicago, where I happily required the Voelz grammar for my students,” says Dr. Michael Eschelbach, professor of New Testament at Concordia University, Irvine. “Like me, year after year my Greek students benefited from this grammar and, like me, continue to go back to it for fundamentals and renewed enthusiasm for reading the New Testament in the original language.”

Features of Fundamental Greek Grammar: Fourth Edition:

  • “English Review for Greek,” a refresher of the basics of English for students
  • Exercises with answer key
  • Vocabulary
  • Paradigms
  • Pronunciation guides
  • Pertinent Bible passages
  • Scripture index

Order Fundamental Greek Grammar: Fourth Edition now through For more information, or to set up a book review or an interview with the author, contact Lindsey Martie, CPH Public Relations, (314) 268-1303.

About James W. Voelz
Rev. Dr. James W. Voelz (PhD, Cambridge University) is well acquainted with contemporary linguistic theory and, as co-chair of the seminar “The Greek of the New Testament” in the international New Testament Society (SNTS), keeps abreast of developments in the study of the Greek language. He is the chair and professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and has taught elementary Greek at the seminary level for over thirty-five years.

About Concordia Publishing House
Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 140 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers over 8,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at

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