This unit builds on AL9003L New Testament Greek A and introduces more advanced grammar and vocabulary. The grammar will be supplemented with selected New Testament readings of increasing complexity. Some opportunity will be given to translate passages from other writings in Greek that were important to early Christians.

Unit code: AL9004L

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate a detailed and comprehensive understanding of Greek grammar and syntax


Apply an advanced vocabulary and fluent style to translation


Analyse the grammar and syntax of moderately difficult sentences in NT Greek


Apply advanced understanding of Greek in researching a topic related to the language or vocabulary of the New Testament

Unit sequence

Course relationship: A level 9 unit in postgraduate theology or ministry courses

Prerequisite : AL9003L New Testament Greek A or equivalent


This unit is underpinned by teaching practices and strategies (e.g. a mix of lectures and drills) which encourage student engagement and participation in a variety of learning tasks and opportunities which foster deep learning.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, and Kurt Aland. The Greek New Testament [with dictionary]. 4th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2001.
  • Bauer, Walter, Frederick Danker, et al. A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament and other early Christian literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • McLean, Bradley H. New Testament Greek: an introduction. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of biblical Greek: grammar. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2019.
  • ———. Basics of biblical Greek: workbook. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2019.
  • Wallace, Daniel. 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

A series of tests focusing on material from the most recently taught chapters

4000 60.0

Extended language/word study

3000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:52 +1000