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.
About this paper
|Introductory New Testament Greek Language 1
Semester 1 (Distance learning)
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- BIBX 131
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- 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.
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- Paper Structure
The paper works through part of a textbook and incorporates study of short sections of the Greek New Testament.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
Campus: Three one-hour lectures per week.
Distance: Three one-hour lectures per week. Distance students participate in the campus classes via Zoom. Students who are unable to join classes can watch recordings at a later time.
Required: Duff, J. (2005). The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
It is essential that students have this book.
- Course outline
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- Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
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- 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