Just a Few Notes For Anyone Interested

This isn't intended to be a big Greek scholar's page. Just a few notes and a little information to help amateurs look up words and facts in Greek dictionaries or interlinears.

I couldn't get the Greek alphabet to show up at all on any of the downloads offered at the Perseus site. So I'm going to have to do it the hard way and print them out on my word processor, then scan as images and upload to my website. Then put links on this page as I did with the Textus Recepticus text on the other page.

With the alphabet viewable, you will be able to see the difference between capital and lower case Greek letters for yourself as well as learn the spellings of words. This will allow you to check anything you might need to in a Greek interlinear.

There are many good reasons to be able to do this and not just take the word of those who are supposed to be experts or those who claim your favorite Bible version has been rendered correctly.

One is the fact that in John 1:1, and other texts, theos (god) is not capitalized in Greek. In fact, I've yet to find a place in my book form copy of the Textus Recepticus where any form of the word God is ever capitalized. This is because Greek rules of capitalization are different from English and other languages. The persons who put make a Bible version capitalize at their own discretion and not according to the capitalization in Greek. This is used to make proof texts for the idea that Jesus is God Almighty, or at least, God with a capital "G". It has led to great confusion and falsehood in the teachings of various religious groups.

Hopefully, this page will help you to set the record straight for yourself. Feel free to share this URL with anyone who might be interested.

Textus Recepticus is the Greek Interlinear of the King James and is supposed to justify and prove KJV verse renderings. Emphatic Diaglott is a Roman Catholic Greek Interlinear New Testament released in 1901.


It's Greek to Me (and Everyone Else)

Herbert Weir Smyth Greek Grammar Textbook: A Greek Grammar text at the Perseus Project at Tufts University