Content

This unit continues on from AL1000P. It provides further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary, using the same textbook as in the previous semester. About a third of the unit will be devoted to the translation of extended portions of the Greek New Testament (e.g., chapters from 1 John), prepared in advance by the students. These selected passages will be studied for syntactical grammatical analysis and translation into English, but also to see how engaging with a biblical text in its original language can assist in its interpretation.

Unit code: AL2200P (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Translate moderately difficult sentences and passages from NT Greek into English

2.

Translate simple sentences from English into NT Greek

3.

Demonstrate an increasingly wide NT Greek vocabulary of 400 words or more

4.

Understand key grammatical rules of intermediate level, apply those rule to analyse the grammar and syntax of moderately difficult sentences in NT Greek

5.

Apply their knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of lengthy NT passages

Unit sequence

AL1100P: Introduction to New Testament Greek: Part A, or equivalent

Pedagogy

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.

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

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

2000 30.0
Written Examination

2 hour written examination

2000 50.0
Essay

2 x short homework exercises (1000 words)

1000 20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Aug, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2019-09-05 14:50:39 +1000