LA002-512 - Introduction to New Testament Greek
2,520 Standard Tuition Fee
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code LA002.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
1. The Greek alphabet and writing system
2. The essentials of Koine Greek grammar and syntax
3. The major issues involved in the translation of the Greek New Testament into English
4. The spectrum of translation types ranging from the literal to paraphrase
B. Be able to
1. Read aloud and transliterate New Testament Greek text into English script
2. Comprehend basic grammar and the fundamental structures of New Testament Greek
3. Use aids to understanding the Greek New Testament such as lexicons, grammars, concordances, software tools
C. Be in a position to
1. Utilise Koine Greek language resources in New Testament units
2. Use commentaries and software that refer to the Greek text of the New Testament
Typical areas to be covered would include:
- The emergence and character of Koine Greek.
- The main features of accidence, grammar and syntax; the alphabet, pronunciation; the Greek verb (tense, aspect, voice, mood); the participle; basic syntax (word order, emphasis, prepositional constructions, purpose and result clauses); and parsing with respect to the use of Greek lexica, concordances, commentaries on the Greek text and other grammatical and exegetical tools.
Prescribed texts and reference works:
Aland, B., K. Aland, et al (eds), The Greek New Testament (4th ed.; Stuttgart: UBS, 1994).
Trenchard, W. C., A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek (Cambridge: CUP, 2003).
Wallace, D. B., Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996).
Countryman, L. W., The New Testament is in Greek. A Short Course for Exegetes (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993).
Goodrick, E. W., Do It Yourself Hebrew and Greek (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1980, 2002 repr).
Merritt, M. A., New Testament Greek for Laymen: An Introductory Grammar (Lanham, MD: UPA, 2002).
Mounce, W. D., Greek for the Rest of Us (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003).