This unit builds upon the foundational vocabulary and grammar studied in AL1201C. The grammar will be supplemented with readings of increasing complexity directly from the New Testament in particular from Mark and John and other sources such as the Septuagint.

Unit code: AL1202C

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate use of key grammatical elements of New Testament Greek


Identify and analyse basic Greek word forms


Give an English equivalent of selected passages from the New Testament and other early Greek Literature with and without the aid of a lexicon


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

Unit sequence

AL1201C or equivalent



Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase.

  • 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, 2014.

  • Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek. Grand Rapids MI: Baker, 2014.

  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. *

  • Jay, Eric G. New Testament Greek: An Introductory Grammar. Rev. ed. 1958. Reprint, London: SPCK, 1978.

  • Porter, Stanley E., Jeffrey T. Reed, and Matthew Brook O’Donnell. Fundamentals of New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans, 2010.

  • Powers, B. Ward. Learn to Read the Greek New Testament: An Approach to New Testament Greek Based upon Linguistic Principles. 5th ed. Adelaide: SPCK Australia, 1995.

  • Swetnam, James. An Introduction to the Study of New Testament Greek. 2 vols. Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1992.

  • Van Voorst, Robert E. Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary. 3rd ed. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.

  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.

  • Young, Norman H. Syntax Lists for Students of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

  • Zerwick, Maximilian, and Mary Grosvenor. A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament. 5th ed. Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1996.

  • Zerwick, Maximilian, Joseph Smith (trans), Biblical Greek: Illustrated by Examples. Rome: Pontificio Istituto Biblico,1963


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly written tests (10 x 200)

0 50.0
Written Examination

One 2 (two) hour examination (2000 words)

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-01-29 14:35:41 +1100