Read the Greek New Testament in One Year

Here’s a schedule for reading the New Testament over the course of a year. For the most part, it tracks pretty closely with Lee Irons’ excellent schedule for reading the Greek New Testament in a year. My plan, however, varies a little bit. Because John’s writing is simpler Greek, my schedule goes through John’s Gospel at a faster pace than Irons’. As a result, there are no readings scheduled at the end of the year from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. These open dates at the end can be used as catch-up days. The schedule is given in two formats below.

DOC – Read the Greek NT in a Year

PDF – Read the Greek NT in a Year

If you are serious about reading, you might consider Crossway’s reader’s edition of the Greek New Testament (pictured at top right). This volume contains the text of the UBS Greek New Testament. There are other reader’s editions of the Greek New Testament on the market, but I believe that this is the only UBS that is available with a premium leather cover. This edition features the Greek text above notes on every page. The notes include parsings of difficult verb forms as well as translations of Greek words occurring 30 times or less in the New Testament. A dictionary in the back defines words occurring 30 times or more. It’s available now from

7 Responses to Read the Greek New Testament in One Year

  1. Tim Webb December 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Dr. Burk,

    I’ll again chime in on this – the Readers GNT is literally worth it’s weight in gold. You don’t have to stop to look up infrequent words or parse difficult/infrequent parsings – they’re at the bottom of the page! Zondervan makes one too, and you can download a sample of each. If you read Greek and don’t have one, GET ONE ALREADY!!!

  2. Adam Cavalier December 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    How do you practically read through the Greek New Testament, AND the Bible? Do you normally do one reading in the morning and then the other at night? Or one right after the other? How have you found it to work best?

  3. Andy Taylor December 28, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    I concur wholeheartedly on the UBS Reader. It has revitalized my Greek study, which had been all but abandoned due to frustration. I am now reading nearly every day.

  4. danny December 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Denny, I want to thank you for posting Bible reading plans; they’ve been very helpful and I’ve pointed a number of people to them.


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