Greek

Greek is the language in which the New Testament was written. It is a very powerful language in that its nouns decline (change form such as actor, actors, actress, actresses) but also contain case (subject, possessiveness, date, accusative, optative) and gender (male, female, neuter). Following is a sample of Greek from the New Testament taken from John 1:1.

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.

Ἐν ἀρχῇἦν ὁ λόγοςκαὶ λόγος ἦνπρὸς τὸν θεόνκαὶ θεὸς ἦν λόγος
InbeginningwasthewordandthewordwastowardtheGodandGodwastheword

Below is a list of the Greek alphabet along with the pronunciation.

Greek LetterGreek
Name
English Letter Greek LetterGreek NameEnglish Letter
A,aalphafatherN,nnunew
B,bbetaboyX,xxibox
G,ggammagodO,oomikronoff
D,ddeltadogP,ppipet
E,eepsilonend   
R,rrhorat
   S,s,V*sigmasam (s,V)
Z,zzetazebra
H,hetaheyT,ttautest
Q,qthetathick (q)U,uupsilonup
I,iiotaitF,fphiphone (f)
K,kkappakitC,cchibach
L,llamdalowY,ypsicups (y)
M,mmumikeW,womegaorange (w)
 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.