The Text-Books for the Teaching of Greek
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Duport Clenard’s Greek Grammar was printed at Louvain in 1530. The earliest Greek Grammar published in England appears to be that of David Tolley, a physician, in 1547. William Camden’s Grammar was to Greek what Lily’s Grammar was to Latin. The method of studying the Greek Testament is as follows: Know the Grammar well, especially that of the Noun and the Verb. In the construing of the Greek Testament, John Brinsley returns to his method of casting the ‘perfect verbal’ translation into the grammatical order, for the pupil by the time will have had ample experience in his Latin translation to adopt the grammatical order for the Greek. Greek should be rendered into Latin English, and re-translated from the Latin into Greek. Charles Hoole even in 1660 fears that to tamper with its position as an authorised text-book is more serious than to withhold the use of text-books which his judgment approves as better adapted to the learner.