This unit continues on from AL1000P/AL1009T providing further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary. It uses grammatical-analytical and communicative approaches to language acquisition which involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the original language. The aims are to equip students to read extended portions of the Greek New Testament with comprehension and experience how engaging with a biblical text in its original language can assist in its interpretation.

Unit code: AL2500T

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning outcomes


Translate moderately difficult sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English


Speak, hear and comprehend, moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek


Recall and utilise a NT Greek vocabulary which extends beyond common words


Analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek


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

Unit sequence

Successful completion of AL1000P/AL1009T New Testament Greek (or equivalent, with permission of the lecturer)


a) 12 weekly classes. Each class consists of the teacher's lessons augmented by the set texts, quizzes and tasks.

Indicative Bibliography

** = set texts recommended for purchase

  • Aland, B. and K. Aland et al, The Greek New Testament with a Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament, 4th ed. (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/New York: United Bible Societies, 1993)*
  • Bauer, W., F. 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.C., A Primer of Biblical Greek (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007)

  • Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.
  • Harris, Dana M. Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar: Elementary Syntax and Linguistics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020.
  • Gibson, R. J, and Constantine R Campbell. Reading Biblical Greek - Workbook. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017.
  • Gibson, R. J., and Constantine R. Campbell. Reading Biblical Greek: A Grammar for Students. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan 2003.
  • Nestle, Eberhard, and Kurt Aland. Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece. 28th ed. Hendrickson Pub, 2017.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Written Examination

2 hour written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester equivalent to 2000 words.

2000 50.0
Short Answer Tests

2 longer short answer tests spaced throughout the semester

2000 25.0
Short Answer Tests

8 weekly tasks (translation, grammar and syntax exercises) equivalent to 1000 words.

1000 25.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 13 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2020-10-13 17:24:19 +1100