Content

This unit provides a basic introduction to New Testament Greek. It provides knowledge of the vocabulary, grammar and syntax in order to enable translation and interpretation of selected New Testament passages from the earliest Greek texts.

Unit code: AL8002W (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Demonstrate key grammatical concepts necessary for working in another language

2.

Identify foundational elements of Greek grammar and syntax

3.

Show familiarity with a basic working Greek vocabulary

4.

Translate small, selected portions of the Greek New Testament

5.

Apply a basic understanding of Greek to the reading of critical commentaries for sermon and teaching preparation.

6.

Translate simple English sentences into Greek

Unit sequence

No prerequisites required

Pedagogy

Face-to-face classes and weekly tutorial support via email

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase *
  • Aland, Barbara (et al, eds). Greek New Testament. Stuttgart: United Bible Society, 5th revised ed, 2014.
  • Aland, Kurt et al. The Text of the New Testament. Grand Rapids/Leiden: Eerdmans/E J Brill, 1981,1987, 1989.
  • Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich-Danker, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. 3rd edn, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000.
  • Burge, Evan L. Grasping New Testament Greek. Melbourne: Trinity College Theological School, 1999.
  • Duff, Jeremy. *The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3rd edn, 2005.*
  • Finegan, Jack. Encountering New Testament Manuscripts. A Working Introduction to Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: Wm B Eerdmans, 1974.
  • Jay, Eric G. New Testament Greek. London: SPCK, 1961.
  • Metzger, Bruce M. The Text of the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992 .
  • Metzger, Bruce M. A Textual commentary on the Greek New Testament. London: United Bible Societies, 4th revised edn, 1994.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2009.

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Essay

Weekly take home exercise sheets

3000 40.0
Short Answer Tests

Weekly in-class tests

2000 30.0
Written Examination

1 x two-hour examination

2000 30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Sep, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2020-09-22 14:56:43 +1000