This unit builds on AL1002W/AL1702W, the basic introduction to biblical Greek, and introduces more advanced level grammar and vocabulary using a translation-based method (selections from Mark, Romans and Revelation). Students are introduced to the principles of textual criticism.

Unit code: AL1012W

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate a detailed and comprehensive understanding of Greek grammar and syntax.


Show evidence of competence in translation in selected texts.


Indicate intermediate-level knowledge of vocabulary and style.


Identify textual critical issues and demonstrate skills necessary for redactional work with a Greek synopsis


Apply translation skills to the exegetical task and to the preparation of sermons and Bible studies.

Unit sequence

Prerequisite: New Testament Greek A (or equivalent)


Face-to-face classes and weekly tutorial support via email

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase
  • Aland, Barbara et al. (eds). The Greek New Testament: Reader’s Edition With Textual Notes. Munster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research (5th revised ed), 2014.*
  • Aland, Kurt et al. The Text of the New Testament. Grand Rapids/Leiden: Eerdmans/E J Brill, 1981, 1987, 1989.
  • Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich-Danker. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. 3rd ed, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed, 2005.*
  • Elliott, J K and I Moir. Manuscripts and the Text of the New Testament. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1995.
  • Jay, Eric G. New Testament Greek. London: SPCK, 1961.
  • Köstenberger Andreas J., Benjamin L. Merkle, and Robert L. Plummer. Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament. Nashville, Tennessee: B & H Academic, 2016.
  • Metzger, Bruce M. The Text of the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Metzger, Bruce M. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. London: United Bible Societies, 4th revised ed, 1994.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2009.
  • Omanson, Roger L. A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament. Stuttgart: German Bible Society, 2006.
  • Wasserman, Tommy, and Peter J. Gurry. A New Approach to Textual Criticism: An Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method by Tommy Wasserman and Peter J. Gurry. Atlanta, USA: SBL Press, 2017.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Weekly translation exercises

2000 40.0
Short Answer Tests

Weekly class tests

1000 20.0
Written Examination

One 2 hour examination

2000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000