This unit introduces students to the original language of the New Testament. It provides sufficient knowledge of the vocabulary, grammar and syntax to enable them to begin to translate and interpret the New Testament from the Greek text. Several short passages from the New Testament will be translated.

Unit code: AL1100P

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Translate simple sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English


Translate simple sentences from English into New Testament Greek


Know the meaning of 200 words that occur frequently in the New Testament


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


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


Lectures, class exercises, tutorials

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. Novum Testamentum Graece. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012. (recommended for purchase)
  • Bauer, Walter, Frederick Danker, et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • Croy, N. Clayton. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. [The CD-ROM often packaged with this is optional.] * (recommended for purchase)
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009 [or 2nd ed., 2003].
  • Newman, Barclay M. A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft. New York: United Bible Societies, 1993.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly Tests (10 x 10 minutes) (2000 words equivalent)

2000 30.0
Written Examination

2 hour written examination (2000 word equivalent)

2000 50.0

2 homework exercises (1000 words equivalent)

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Aug, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:50 +1000