Marilyn Black Phemister was a self-taught student of Greek and has studied Greek for many years. When faced with possible blindness from deteriorating eyesight, she decided to record the Greek New Testament. That way, she would still have access to it when she could no longer see it. As she worked on it, she thought other Greek students might benefit from the files, so she made them available for free listening or downloading on the Internet. Not long after she had finished the project, she became severely ill and spent over a year in the hospital or long term care. When she returned home and resumed use of the Internet, she found her web space rent expired and her page had been deleted. Because of her weakness from muscular dystrophy, Marilyn had not the strength or energy to build another website to make her files available again.
She had a Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College (IL) and a Master of
Education degree from UCLA. She was married to a retired Christian
bookseller and lived for a time in a nursing home, where she
pursued her hobbies of Greek, Latin, email, and Internet surfing.
Marilyn May Phemister, 78, died Jan. 19, 2012 of pneumonia. She was born May 23, 1933, daughter of Paul E. and Margaret Litzenberger Black. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She married Charles L. Phemister Feb. 18, 1974. He survives with brother Ronald Black of Snohomish, Wash.; and nephews Brad Tew, William Black, and Robert Black.
Steve's excellent click-and-listen original language web site
The archive.org repository of Marilyn's readings
John Simon's Greek, Latin, and Hebrew recordings
Wescott-Hort Greek New Testament, 1881
Read by Marilyn Phemister. ©Copyright 2001 by Marilyn Phemister.
Licence is granted to freely download
and distribute unmodified copies with the copyright notice intact.
The Nemesis player is now blocked. There have been occurances where
one player sits there playing the entire GNT over and over putting gigabytes of downloads
on the server. If you want to use the nemesis player, use a web browser (like
Internet Explorer or Firefox, etc.) and download the zip file. Unzip it and listen to the
Bible all you want from your local medium.
All nemesis players will get a 403 Forbidden http return code.
The table below is for listening to whichever chapter you like. You may also download all recordings in a zip file (540MB).