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BIBS131 Introductory New Testament Greek Language 1

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A reading-based beginners’ paper covering the basic elements of New Testament Greek grammar and vocabulary, designed to develop reading skills in New Testament Greek.

The paper is designed to give students a basic knowledge of New Testament Greek, enabling them to read simple texts and to use dictionaries and commentaries. No prior knowledge of Greek is assumed.

Paper title Introductory New Testament Greek Language 1
Paper code BIBS131
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Restriction
BIBX 131
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith, or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact
katie.marcar@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Katie Marcar

Paper Structure

The paper works through part of a textbook and incorporates study of short sections of the Greek New Testament.

Teaching Arrangements
Campus: three lectures per week.
Distance: three lectures per week, via a desktop videoconferencing programme which is available free of charge. Students who are unable to join classes can download the videos and watch them at a later time.
Textbooks
The required textbook is: Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: CUP, 2005
It is essential that students have this book.
Course outline

View the course outline for BIBS 131

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The Learning Outcomes of this paper are:

  • To acquire the main principles of New Testament Greek grammar
  • To learn a broad core of vocabulary comprising the most frequently used words in the New Testament
  • To read and understand selected texts from the Greek New Testament

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 16-18, 20-22

A reading-based beginners’ paper covering the basic elements of New Testament Greek grammar and vocabulary, designed to develop reading skills in New Testament Greek.

The paper is designed to give students a basic knowledge of New Testament Greek, enabling them to read simple texts and to use dictionaries and commentaries. No prior knowledge of Greek is assumed.

Paper title Introductory New Testament Greek Language 1
Paper code BIBS131
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
BIBX 131
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith, or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact

Professor Paul Trebilco - email paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Gillian Townsley - email gillian.townsley@otago.ac.nz

Paper Structure

The paper works through part of a textbook and incorporates study of short sections of the Greek New Testament.

Teaching Arrangements
Campus: three lectures per week.
Distance: three lectures per week, via a desktop videoconferencing programme which is available free of charge. Students who are unable to join classes can download the videos and watch them at a later time.
Textbooks

Required: Duff, J. (2005). The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
It is essential that students have this book.

Course outline

View the course outline for BIBS 131

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The Learning Outcomes of this paper are:

  • To acquire the main principles of New Testament Greek grammar
  • To learn a broad core of vocabulary comprising the most frequently used words in the New Testament
  • To read and understand selected texts from the Greek New Testament

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22