Content

This unit is designed to consolidate and develop the language skills gained from introductory studies in Koine Greek (New Testament Greek). Students will translate and analyse excerpts of narrative texts taken predominantly from the New Testament but also from contemporaneous Greek writings. They will revise and extend their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, exegesis and textual criticism in the course of this process.

Unit code: AL2504C (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Demonstrate intermediate skills in the lexical, morphological and syntactic analysis of Koine Greek texts

2.

Translate moderately difficult narrative passages in Koine Greek from the New Testament and contemporaneous writings

3.

Consult specialist dictionaries, grammars and commentaries in order to increase their understanding of passages in Koine Greek

4.

Discuss exegetical questions relating to narrative passages in Greek from the New Testament and contemporaneous writings, making reference to the Greek text

Unit sequence

New Testament Greek A (AL1201C) and B (AL1202C), or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials

Indicative Bibliography

* = set texts recommended for purchase
  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, et al. The Greek New Testament. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2014.
  • Bauer, Walter, and 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.
  • Blass, F., A. Debrunner, and Robert W. Funk. A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1961.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Koine Greek Reader: Selections from the New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian Writers. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2007.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Liddell, Henry G., Robert Scott, and Henry S. Jones. A Greek-English Lexicon. 9th ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996.
  • Metzger, Bruce M., and Bart D. Ehrman. The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Nestle, Eberhard. *Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece. Revised by Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, et al. 28th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012.*
  • Newman Jr., Barclay M. A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament. Rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2010.
  • Van Voorst, Robert E. Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary. Resources for Biblical Study. 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: Zondervan, 1997.
  • Zerwick, Max. Biblical Greek: Illustrated by Examples. Scripta Pontificii Instituti Biblici 114. Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1963.

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Essay

1000 word written assignment, each on a narrative passage in Koine Greek, comprising translation and notes on linguistic and exegetical issues

1000 25.0
Essay

1000 word written assignment, each on a narrative passage in Koine Greek, comprising translation and notes on linguistic and exegetical issues

1000 25.0
Essay

1000 word written assignment, each on a narrative passage in Koine Greek, comprising translation and notes on linguistic and exegetical issues

1000 25.0
Essay

Final 1000 word written assignment

1000 25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit record last updated: 2020-11-05 10:02:51 +1100