In this unit students will develop further competence in Greek through working with Paul’s epistle to the Galatians. Concurrently, a greater understanding of the text of Galatians will be achieved through application of recent advances in the understanding of Koine Greek, textual criticism and Greco-Roman letter writing conventions. Emphasis is placed on the function of grammatical, literary and lexical features used by the writer and their significance for the exegesis and theological interpretation of the letter.

Unit Code: AL3003S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate and apply an understanding of recent advances in the study of Greek.


Conduct a comprehensive word study and discuss the use of a term by an author.


Explain, with reference to recent scholarship, the occasion and theological import of the letter to the Galatians


Translate and exegete a portion of Galatians from the Greek with reference to the entire letter.


Demonstrate an awareness of the significance of literary, syntactical and lexical features of the Greek text in the interpretation of Galatians.

Unit sequence

The unit provides for the integration and application of NT Greek to the study of the New Testament, suited particularly for students engaged in courses in biblical studies and ministry formation.
Prerequisites: 2 units of NT Greek, 1 unit of NT study.


Impartation and exploration of unit content and procedures through lecture-discussion, small group work, question and answer, practical application tasks.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Investigation Word study

0 20.0

Case studies [Practical application of grammatical developments: translation exercises]. (4 x 375 = 1500 words)

0 30.0

Integrated essay: Translation and theological interpretation of a portion of Galatians. (2000 words)

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-30 12:41:49 +1100