My recent post on listening to the New Testament in Greek via MP3 has sparked quite a bit of excellent discussion. I’d like to particularly thank Dr. Maurice Robinson for chiming in and sharing his perspective. His recording of the Byzantine Textform is available here and is, in my opinion, one of the better Erasmian pronunciations out there.
There have been a couple requests for more resources, and I was going to provide them but then my primary resource went offline. Thankfully, Louis Sorenson brought his back online, and I am glad to refer you to it:
There are a lot of great options available, but I will reproduce just the list of available online MP3 formats. You can head over to the Let’s Read Greek site to get the breakdown of which one represents what. Some of these require payment, but the majority are available for free download.
- Marilyn Phemister* (Westcott-Hort) – free
- David Field (1904 BFBS -British Foreign Bible Society- edition) – free
- John Simon* (Westcott-Hort) – free
- Spiros Zodhiates* (Nestle/Aland 26) – $31.49
- Jonathan Pennington (UBS – United Bible Society – 4th Edition) – $19.99
- Randall Buth (Westcott-Hort) – $179.00
- Louis Tyler (Robinson-Pierpoint Majority Text*, Westcott-Hort*, Scrivener’s Textus Receptus) – not sure
- Maurice Robinson (Robinson-Pierpont Byzantine Textform)- free
- Gleason Archer (UBS – United Bible Society – 4th Edition) – $29.99
- John Schwandt* (Nestle-Aland 27) – $44.95
- Pella Ikonomaki (on LibriVox (Stephanus; Patriarchal Edition of 1904) – free, but very partial
- Vasilios Vellas 1967 Vellas Edition (Modern Greek) – free
- Louis Sorenson (yours truly :>) Rahlfs;Westcott-Hort) in Living Koine – free
- Vasile Stancu (USB 3/4 or Nestle-Aland 26/27) – free but partial
- Norman ‘Romanós’ Gorny (USB 3/4 or Nestle-Aland 26/27) – free
My personal preference is for the pronunciation used by John Simon (#3), although I would prefer that he were reading something other than the W-H. If I had my choice, I would do Randall Buth’s immersive course.
There are probably some other resources out there, but Sorenson has done a great job of bringing together some of the best for us. Be sure to head over to letsreadgreek.com and browse around.