This unit builds on skills acquired in previous study of Greek. Students will be introduced to further grammatical material and vocabulary necessary to be able to read New Testament Greek, completing the lesson and drill exercises of the set text. Selected passages from the New Testament and Septuagint will be translated, progressively integrating learning and skills into the reading and analysis of the biblical text.

Unit code: AL2004L

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate intermediate mastery of biblical Greek vocabulary


Comprehend Greek grammar and syntax at an intermediate level


Provide an English translation of complete sentences from the Greek New Testament and Septuagint

Unit sequence

Course relationship: A level 2 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry courses

Prerequisites: AL1003L New Testament Greek A


This unit is underpinned by teaching practices and strategies (e.g. lectures and in-class drills) which encourage student engagement and participation in a variety of learning tasks and opportunities which foster deep learning.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, and Kurt Aland. The Greek New Testament [with dictionary]. 4th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2001.
  • 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.
  • Campbell, Constantine R. Advances in the study of Greek: new insights for reading the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of biblical Greek: grammar. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2019.
  • ———. Basics of biblical Greek: workbook. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2019.
  • ———. A graded reader of biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
  • Robinson, Maurice A. Analytical lexicon of New Testament Greek. Rev. and updated. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, LLC, 2012.
  • Van Voorst, Robert E. Building your New Testament Greek vocabulary. 3rd ed. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
  • Voelz, James W. Fundamental Greek grammar. 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 2014.
  • Wallace, Daniel. 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

A series of tests focusing on the materials from the most recently taught chapters

4000 100.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:52 +1000