This unit builds upon the foundational vocabulary and grammar studied in AL9201C. The grammar will be supplemented with readings of increasing complexity directly from the New Testament in particular from Mark and John and other sources such as the Septuagint.

Unit code: AL9202C (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Identify and explain the key grammatical elements of New Testament Greek


Give an English equivalent of passages from the New Testament and other early Greek literature with the aid of a lexicon noting syntax and grammar


Apply their knowledge of Koine Greek to the exegesis of passages in the New Testament


Apply their knowledge and skill in Koine Greek to giving an English equivalent of specific inscriptional and/or papyri segments in a self-directed manner


Demonstrate an adequate capacity to research a specific topic in Greek language study.

Unit sequence

AL9101C or equivalent


Interactive lectures

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, 2014.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2014.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Jay, Eric G. New Testament Greek: An Introductory Grammar. Rev. ed. 1958. Reprint, London: SPCK, 1978.
  • Porter, Stanley E., Jeffrey T. Reed, and Matthew Brook O’Donnell. Fundamentals of New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans, 2010.
  • Powers, B. Ward. Learn to Read the Greek New Testament: An Approach to New Testament Greek Based upon Linguistic Principles. 5th ed. Adelaide: SPCK Australia, 1995.
  • Swetnam, James. An Introduction to the Study of New Testament Greek. 2 vols. Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1992.
  • Van Voorst, Robert E. Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary. 3rd ed. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
  • Young, Norman H. Syntax Lists for Students of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Written Examination

Examination (2 hours) (2000 words)

2000 50.0

Investigation (language) (3000 words)

3000 20.0
Short Answer Tests

Weekly written tests (10 x200 words)

2000 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-09-10 12:09:59 +1000