This unit continues the introduction to biblical Greek begun in AL1011Y. Further knowledge of the morphology and syntax of the language will be developed as the student translates more selected passages. Further issues of textual criticism will be explored.

Unit code: AL1012Y

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning outcomes


Translate from the Greek New Testament selected passages amounting to about four chapters


Demonstrate familiarity with vocabulary and style (up to 600 words)


Demonstrate knowledge of Greek morphology and syntax


Show basic grasp of text-critical principles and practice


Utilise effectively commentaries and academic literature which work from the Greek text


Interactive study of the New Testament text itself forms the basis of the method; on-going assessment of morphology and translation skills.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The Greek New Testament: with dictionary. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft; American Bible Society; United Bible Societies, 2014.
  • Aland, Kurt, and Barbara Aland. The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticisms. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub, 1987.
  • Brooks, James A., and Carlton L. Winbery. Syntax of New Testament Greek. Washington, DC: University of America Press, 1979.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Greenlee, J. Harold. Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism*. Rev. ed. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1995.
  • Harris, Dana M. Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar: Elementary Syntax and Linguistics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020.
  • Metzger, Bruce Manning A. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. 4th ed. London: United Bible Societies, 1994.
  • Mounce, William D. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995.
  • Mounce William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.
  • Porter, Stanley E. Idioms of the Greek New Testament. 2nd ed. Sheffield: University Press, 1994.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar beyond the Basics. An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly written tests equivalent to 1000 words

1000 40.0
Written Examination

Final three hour written exam equivalent to 3000 words

3000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 27 Aug, 2021

Unit record last updated: 2021-08-27 14:30:43 +1000