Comments from Dr. William Varner on Brannan’s Second Timothy

Appian Way Press

2Tim-sample-coverSecond Timothy: Notes on Grammar, Syntax, and Structure is now available for purchase! We provided a copy to Dr. William Varner, Professor of Bible and Greek at The Master’s College. Here’s what he had to say:

Many “aids” are available to help with the meaning of individual Greek words. They are called lexicons and concordances. There are also analytical lexicons that parse individual verbals and identify the cases of individual nominals. But many of us believe that the most basic level of meaning lies not in individual words but in clauses, which in turn make up a sentence and sentences which combine to make paragraphs. Only when individual words are understood by their use in clauses and paragraphs will we ever understand completely what they “mean.” Rick Brannan’s insightful volume on 2 Timothy focuses on how these clauses convey meaning. Going beyond “word studies” he shows how words relate to…

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