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The author of The LEARNER’S GREEK NEW TESTAMENT Series grew enamored with NT language studies before he entered his first class as a student at Washington Bible College. After 2 years of Greek studies and 3 years there, he transferred to Roberts Wesleyan College near Rochester, N.Y. and, following graduation, entered Colgate Rochester Divinity School for another year of Greek study. Afterwards enrolling in the Master of Arts program offered by Wheaton College, he took 2 more years of Greek, translating through the Synoptic Gospels and other portions of the New Testament. During this time, he realized the tedium of using a printed lexicon all but guaranteed that few students would proceed beyond formal courses and continue to learn, translate and move deeper into the riches of the Greek New Testament. A shortcut was severely needed, one that laid out the word renderings for each verse and thereby eliminate the hard work of repeated word look-up. With the advent of the personal computer and the electronic lexicon keyed to the individual Greek words, he began the long journey to prepare such a book and finished it 8 years later. But by using his own product, he discovered a verse-by-verse lexicon did little to reveal meanings in context and provide a clear understanding of idioms, grammatical constructions with no English equivalent and other complexities of the Koine Greek. Accepting the challenge to improve the outcome, he began a revision of the 3700 pages already completed to convert the massive book into several smaller volumes with much detailed information that transforms complicated language structure into easy-to-understand and east-to-translate passages. Early field testing showed that a person decades out of college classes can renew his long forgotten studies and be able to read and translate verses and do it without the prohibitive time requirements and stresses of earlier days. Now, even the weak student of the Greek New Testament is able to excel.