Lesson 7

The Greek-English Transliterator

You will be amazed at the new world of Bible Study that will open up to you as you learn how to use our remarkable tool - the TRANSLITERATOR. You will be able to work with the Greek and Hebrew biblical texts, lexicons, and an numerous commentaries and encyclopedias. Make copies of these exciting new tools for your friends, Bible Study Groups, Sunday School class, etc.  Teach them how to use it and use them in you Bible studies.  Check the translators' work, seer why they chose specific words instead of others, and be aware of those untranslated transliterations embedded throughout English translations.

Click on the above image and then print out a full page copy.

Use the copy you printed as you continue this lesson.  The Greek-English Transliterator is divided into two sections with four columns in each section.

Columns A and F contain the lower case Greek letters with the name of the letter beneath it. 

Columns B & E contain the upper case Greek letters with the number of the page in the New Analytical Greek Lexicon where the section for that letter begins. You may order or find more information about this lexicon by clicking on the above link.

The far columns on the left and right side give the row numbers on which the letter is located.

The letter located at Column A Row 1 is a lower case Alpha.  Its upper case form is found at Column B Row 1.  The English transliteration (lower case) is found at Column C Row 1

 Let's transliterate the final word of Mark 1:1 using the TRANSLITERATOR.

The first letter looks like the English "X." It is found at Column E Row 5 and it is an upper case Chi. It is transliterated by the English letters "ch" (Column D Row 5). 

The second letter is located at Column A Row 17 and is a "Rho" which is transliterated "r."  

The third letter is located at Column A Row 9 and is an "Iota" which is transliterated "i."

The fourth letter is located at Column A Row 18 and is a "Sigma" which is transliterated "s."

The fifth letter is located at Coulmn F Row 2 and is a "Tau" which is transliterated "t."

The sixth letter is located at Column A Row 15 and is an "Omicron" which is transliterated "o."

The seventh letter is located at Column F Row 3 and is an "Upsilon" which is transliterated "u."

Above the seventh letter is a symbol that is located at Column F Row 11and doesn't have a transliteration.

Now let's compare our transliteration --

christou

-- with the one given on the fourth line of the interlinear Bible.

More Greek-English Transliteration Exercises

Greek-English Transliteration Exercise 1
Transliterate the word below and then click on it to check your work.

Greek-English Transliteration Exercise 2
Transliterate the word below and then click on it to check your work.

For more experience click on Biblos Interlinear Bible and select verses of your choice.  Find some words, print them and cover line 4 with a sheet of paper.  After you transliterate a word check you work against the transliteration on line 4.

Congratulations -- you have completed Lesson 7!

Continue to Lesson 8

 

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