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|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- BIBX 131
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- 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
- To translate simple sentences from English to Greek.
- 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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Theology and Religion's websites: www.otago.ac.nz/theology or www.otago.ac.nz/religion
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Professor Paul Trebilco
Lecturer: Dr Katie Marcar
- Paper Structure
- The paper works through part of a textbook, as well as introducing the student to a short section of John's Gospel.
- 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.
- 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.