Sunday, May 2, 2010

Audio files of the Greek New Testament

The purpose of this blog is simply to make available the Greek New Testament, Η Καινή Διαθήκη, available as audio files, to assist students in acquiring a correct pronunciation and feel for the spoken language.

The text I am reading is what is generally known as the Alexandrian version, edited by Kurt Aland, Matthew Black, Carlo M. Martini, Bruce M. Metzger, and Allen Wikgren in cooperation with the Institute for New Testament Textual Research. The foregoing credits are taken from the title page. If you are looking for a copy, this is what it looks like. The best edition to get is the one that also has a dictionary at the back. Older copies have a flexible plastic cover which makes the volume easier to handle. Newer ones have a stiff hard cover. If you need a copy, look for it at Alibris.


  1. This is also what I use. I have two: one is a rather immaculate "desk copy" while the other is my "travel" NT that almost never leaves my side.

    Good choice.

    I have a question, Romanos. Do you know of any source that would be able to give me guidance in understanding the pronunciation of NT Greek? I speak a fluent Erasmian, and it's rather difficult to convert. However, I don't doubt that there is linguistic evidence that Erasmus was off in his pronunciation. If you could please help me to find data explaining why you pronounce Greek as you do, I would truly appreciate it.

  2. The best and easiest way to go is to use Professor's Caragounis CD.
    Comments about it you can find at:

    Romane, hopefully, a link to your blog will appear at my fiend's site

    You did a great job.

  3. Thanks so much for making your audio files available! I was taught NT Greek with restored koine pronunciation, and I much prefer the modern accent over that or the Erasmian style. The seminary I attend now uses the Erasmian style, which annoys me to no end!I am also looking into Orthodoxy, so I appreciate the inclusion of icons on your blog and your orthodox perspective. God bless!

  4. Romano, I love your attitude, as seen in your cost of Discipleship blog. Probably because I love your Master too. I see that you have a link to the online text of "Mark". Have you read it & recorded it too? If so, where could I find it, please.