This unit continues the introduction to biblical Greek began in AL8011Y. Further knowledge of the morphology and syntax of the language will be developed as the student translates more selected passages. Further issues of textual criticism will be explored.

Unit code: AL8012Y

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning outcomes


Translate from the Greek New Testament selected passages, amounting to about six chapters


Demonstrate familiarity with broadly representative vocabulary and style (up to 600 words)


Demonstrate knowledge of Greek morphology and syntax


Show basic grasp of text-critical principles and practice


Utilise effectively commentaries and academic literature which work from the Greek text


Apply Greek language skills to exegetical and hermeneutical tasks


Lectures, tests, exercises.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The Greek New Testament: with dictionary. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft; American Bible Society; United Bible Societies, 2014.
  • Aland, Kurt, and Barbara Aland. The Text of the New Testament : An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticisms. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub, 1987.
  • Brooks, James A., and Carlton L. Winbery. Syntax of New Testament Greek. Washington, DC: University of America Press, 1979.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Greenlee, J. Harold. Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism*. Rev. ed. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1995.
  • Harris, Dana M. Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar: Elementary Syntax and Linguistics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020.
  • Metzger, Bruce Manning A. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. 4th ed. London: United Bible Societies, 1994.
  • Mounce, William D. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995.
  • Mounce William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.
  • Porter, Stanley E. Idioms of the Greek New Testament. 2nd ed. Sheffield: University Press, 1994.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar beyond the Basics. An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly written tests

2000 30.0
Project Report or Project Journal

Text Critical project

1500 20.0
Written Examination

Final three hour written exam

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 27 Aug, 2021

Unit record last updated: 2021-08-27 14:32:42 +1000