This unit continues on from AL8000P/AL8009T. It provides further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary, using the same textbook as in the previous semester. About a third of the unit will be devoted to the translation of extended portions of the Greek New Testament (e.g., chapters from 1 John), prepared in advance by the students. These selected passages will be studied for syntactical grammatical analysis and translation into English, but also to see how engaging with a biblical text in its original language can assist in its interpretation. Furthermore, there will be some opportunities to translate passages from other writings in Greek that were important for early Christians.

Unit Code: AL9509T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Translate moderately difficult sentences and passages from NT Greek into English


Translate fairly simple sentences from English into NT Greek


Recall and utilise a NT Greek vocabulary which extends beyond common words


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


Apply their knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of lengthy NT passages


Translate fairly simple passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians

Unit sequence

1 Foundation unit in New Testament Greek


a) An online pre-sessional (equivalent of two days) which takes place the week before the start of semester b) 6 fortnightly sessions online. Each session consists of the teacher's multi-media lessons augmented by the set texts, online quizzes and tasks. There is also a weekly 30-minute Skype tutorial session with the teacher.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

6 fortnightly tasks quizzes (translation, grammar and syntax exercises) 1500 words

1500 20.0

3 assignment tasks (written, spoken and oral) during the semester

1500 20.0

2 further homework assignments on non-NT Greek texts

1000 10.0
Written Examination

2-hour closed-book written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester 3000 words

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 8 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-21 13:23:21 +1100