This unit continues on from AL8000P/AL8009T. It provides further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary, using the same textbook as in the previous semester. About a third of the unit will be devoted to the translation of extended portions of the Greek New Testament (e.g., chapters from 1 John), prepared in advance by the students. These selected passages will be studied for syntactical grammatical analysis and translation into English, but also to see how engaging with a biblical text in its original language can assist in its interpretation. Furthermore, there will be some opportunities to translate passages from other writings in Greek that were important for early Christians.

Unit Code: AL9509T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Translate moderately difficult sentences and passages from NT Greek into English


Translate fairly simple sentences from English into NT Greek


recall and utilise a NT Greek vocabulary which extends beyond common words


Analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly simple sentences in New Testament Greek


Apply their knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of passages in the New Testament


Translate fairly simple passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians


Demonstrate a good understanding of Greek accentuation for nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Unit sequence:

Successful completion of AL1000P/AL1009T New Testament Greek (or equivalent, with permission of the lecturer)


6 fortnightly sessions online. Each session consists of a lesson based on the set texts, online quizzes, and a 30-minute phone or Skype session with the teacher.


Description Weight (%)

10 online quizzes (translation, grammar and syntax exercises) equivalent to 1500 words.q


3 time-limited tests (conducted online) during the semester equivalent to 1500 words.


2 further homework assignments on non-NT Greek texts equivalent to 1000 words


2-hour closed-book written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester equivalent to 2000 words.


Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-31 14:34:24 +1100