This unit inducts students into an intermediate level study of Biblical (Koine) Greek. Grammar, syntax and idiomatic usage of the language are studied via the reading of more complex passages from the New Testament. An introduction to textual criticism is given.
Unit code: AL2744Z
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Languages
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Demonstrate understanding of the grammar of Koine Greek at an intermediate level
Acquire the requisite skills and vocabulary to translate more complex passages from the Greek New Testament, with appropriate lexicographical aids
Demonstrate understanding of the methods and application of textual criticism
Explain the strategies that English translations from the Greek use to convey the nuances of the original texts
A Level 2 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry awards. Pre-requisite: AL1002W New Testament Greek A
UCLT uses primary and secondary sources considered through different lenses to identify and explore the challenges of the unit material for the contemporary world. Students are engaged in a range of comparative, analytical and reflective practices.
Gibson, R. J., and Constantine R. Campbell. Reading Biblical Greek: A Grammar for Students. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017.
Software: Tyndale House, STEP Bible, https://www.stepbible.org/
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|Short Answer Tests - Weekly grammatical tests||
Students will participate in 10 minute long weekly tests, covering the grammatical work studied in class.
|Oral Presentation - Presentation of a grammatical point or word study||
Students will make an oral presentation to the class of 8-10 minutes in length, discussing a grammatical point or a word study.
|Essay - An essay and short class presentation||
The essay will ask students to analyse and discuss a specific Greek passage, taking text-critical and translation issues into account.
|Written Examination - A final examination, covering the material of the course||
In this examination students will be asked to translate selected pre-seen texts, conduct one unseen translation of comparative difficulty, and answer questions about grammar, syntax, and idiomatic usage drawn from texts studied.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 28 Mar, 2023
Unit record last updated: 2023-03-28 17:01:27 +1100