New Testament Greek A

New Testament Greek A

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Field: Biblical Languages
Unit Code(s): AL1009T
Unit value: 15 points
Level: Undergraduate (level 1)
Delivery mode: Online only
Prerequisites: None

This unit introduces students to the original language of the New Testament. It provides sufficient knowledge of the vocabulary, grammar and syntax to enable them to begin to translate and interpret the New Testament from the Greek text. Several short passages from the New Testament will be translated.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • translate fairly simple sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English
  • translate simple sentences from English into New Testament Greek
  • know the meaning of words that occur frequently in the New Testament
  • analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly simple sentences in New Testament Greek
  • apply their knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of passages in the New Testament.
  • 10 online quizzes (translation, grammar and syntax exercises), equivalent to 1,000 words (25%)
  • Three time-limited tests (conducted online), equivalent to 1,000 words (25%)
  • Two-hour closed-book written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester, equivalent to 2,000 words (50%)
Recommended Reading:

* recommended for purchase

Aland, B. and K. Aland, The Greek New Testament, 4th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/New York: United Bible Societies, 1993 [normally supplied by courtesy of The Bible Society]

Bauer, W., F. Danker, et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000

Croy, N.C., A Primer of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007

*Duff, J., The Elements of New Testament Greek, 3rd ed. Cambridge: CUP, 2005 [the CD-ROM often packaged with this is optional]

Mounce, W.D., Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009 [or 2nd ed., 2003]

Newman, B.M., A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/New York: United Bible Societies, 1993 [normally bound in the same volume as The Greek New Testament]

 Lecturer: Dr David Gormley-O'Brien
 Timetable: Offered each year in Semester 1 only (online). NOTE: Students may be required to undertake some reading and online interaction in the week BEFORE formal lecturers commence.