New Testament Greek B (P/G)

Field: Biblical Languages
Unit Code(s): AL9509T
Unit value: 24 points
Level: Postgraduate Elective
Delivery mode: Online only
Prerequisites: Successful completion of AL8009T New Testament Greek (or equivalent, with permission of the lecturer)
Content: This unit continues on from AL8009T providing further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary. It uses grammatical-analytical and communicative approaches to language acquisition which involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the original language. The aims are to equip students to read extended portions of the Greek New Testament with comprehension and  experience 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.
Learning Outcomes:

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

  • translate fairly moderately difficult sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English, and English into Greek
  • speak, hear and comprehend, moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek
  • recall and utilise a NT Greek vocabulary which extends beyond common words
  • analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek
  • apply their growing knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of lengthy passages in the New Testament
  • translate fairly simple passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians
  • Six fortnightly tasks (translation, grammar and syntax exercises), equivalent to 1,500 words (20%)
  • Three assignment tasks (written, spoken, and aural), equivalent to 1,500 words (20%)
  • Two further homework assignments on non-NT Greek texts, equivalent to 1,000 words (10%)
  • Two-hour written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester, equivalent to 2,000 words (50%)
Recommended Reading:

*set texts recommended for purchase

*Aland, B. and K. Aland et al, The Greek New Testament with a Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament , 4th ed. (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/New York: United Bible Societies, 1993)

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]