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 ἀρχῇ ἦν  ὁ λόγος καὶ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν λόγος
In beginning was the word and the word was toward the God and God was the word

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

Greek Letter Greek
English Letter   Greek Letter Greek Name English Letter
A,a alpha father N,n nu new
B,b beta boy X,x xi box
G,g gamma god O,o omikron off
D,d delta dog P,p pi pet
E,e epsilon end      
R,r rho rat
      S,s,V* sigma sam (s,V)
Z,z zeta zebra
H,h eta hey T,t tau test
Q,q theta thick (q) U,u upsilon up
I,i iota it F,f phi phone (f)
K,k kappa kit C,c chi bach
L,l lamda low Y,y psi cups (y)
M,m mu mike W,w omega orange (w)

About The Author

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