New Testament Greek Alphabet Section 1

 This first group of letters follows the order of the first letters in the English alphabet: alpha (like a) beta (like b) gamma (doesn't fit the pattern but it is like g) delta (like d) epsilon (like e) The letter by which each Greek letter can be represented in English is called its "transliteration." Each of the following Greek letters are accompanied by their pronunciation and transliteration.

## Alpha

 This is the letter a in Greek. Jesus said that He was the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and omega is the last. Pronounciation: like the a in father Transliteration: a
 . Figure 1: Alpha

## Beta

 This is like the letter b in Greek. It is pronounced like b and the capital beta even looks like the English B. Pronounciation: like the b in baboon Transliteration: b
 . Figure 2: Beta

## Gamma

 This is basically the letter g in Greek. It usually has the sound of a hard g like golf. But when it appears with another gamma, the two gammas are pronounced together like the ng in bang. In this latter case, the two gammas are transliterated by n and g. The Greek word for angel, angellos, begins with the letters alpha, gamma, and gamma. The corresponding transliteration begins with letters a, n, and g. Pronounciation: like the g in golf (two gammas are pronounced together like the ng in bang) Transliteration: g (two gammas are transliterated together as ng)
 . Figure 3: Gamma

## Delta

 This is the Greek letter for d. It is pronounced like the d in delta. Take note of the shape of the capital delta. This is a common symbol in mathematics to represent the difference between two numbers. Pronounciation: like the d in dawn Transliteration: d
 . Figure 4: Delta

## Epsilon

 This is the vowel that corresponds in many ways to the English letter e. It is pronounced like the e in get (a short e sound). Pronounciation: like the e in get Transliteration: e
 . Figure 5: Epsilon
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