This unit provides a basic introduction to Biblical Greek. It introduces students to the elementary grammar and vocabulary of Koine Greek and aims to develop the ability to translate portions of the Greek New Testament with suitable lexical aids.

Unit code: AL8002S

Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Stirling College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of key grammatical aspects of Koine Greek


Demonstrate proficiency in the use of a range of Koine Greek vocabulary


Translate selected portions of the Greek New Testament


Apply a degree of understanding of Greek in reading and employing critical commentaries


Critically evaluate sample translations of the New Testament Greek texts


Lectures, tutorials, in-class discussion and exercises

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase
  • Aland, K Greek New Testament. Stuttgart: United Bible Society, 4th revised edn, 1993.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek: *An Introduction and Integrated Workbook. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: University Press, 2005.
  • Friberg, Timothy, Barbara Friberg and Neva F. Miller. Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000.
  • Kevern, Peter and Paula Gooder: Exploring New Testament Greek. London: SCM, 2004.
  • McLean, B.H. New Testament Greek: An Introduction. Cambridge: University Press, 2011.
  • Metzger, B.M. Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed., Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1997.
  • Porter, Stanley E. Edited by Craig Evans and Lee McDonald. How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.
  • Moule, C. F. An idiom book of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: University Press, 1960
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan 2003.
  • Perschbacher, Wesley J. The new Analytical Greek Lexicon. Peabody: Hendrickson 1990.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Weekly exercises (2000 words equivalent)

0 30.0
Short Answer Tests

Vocabulary and Grammar Tests (2000 words equivalent)

0 30.0
Written Examination

Examination (2 hours) (2000 words equivalent)

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Sep, 2021

Unit record last updated: 2021-09-28 18:42:38 +1000