Basic Greek A

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
COURSE UNIT 122A

UNIT DESCRIPTION

This non-assessed unit focuses on basic grammar and syntax; it also offers a brief discussion of the transmission of the text, and pays attention to idiomatic expressions in New Testament Greek.  Reading from the original text is emphasised from the start.

The average student needs to set aside at least two hours per week for private study, including the revision of work, translation exercises and the learning of vocabulary. 

The unit leads on to a second year (122 Basic Greek B) which covers the remaining grammar.

Aims

To introduce the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek, to begin to help students to read selected passages from the New Testament with appropriate study aids, and serve as a foundation for developing the use of the language in exegesis. 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Category of outcome

By the end of this unit students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

·      Recognise some basic forms of grammar and syntax

Intellectual skills

·      Understand some selected issues of textual criticism and exegesis

Practical and Transferable skills; Personal qualities

·      Read and translate straightforward passages from the Gospels and the Epistles with the aid of a dictionary

·      Plan their work independently

Assessment:

 

Not Applicable

FURTHER INFORMATION

Semester

1 hour per week during both semesters

Available on which programme(s)?

BA in Theology

 

Content

Basic grammar and vocabulary

Teaching method

Small seminar group

Additional eLearning content

Unit materials are available at Spurgeon’s Online to support student learning

Feedback

 

Date of approval (for office use)

 

Information updated on

December 2015


Indicative reading

Aland, Barbara, et al (ed.), The Greek New Testament (Stuttgart: UBS, 5th edition 2014)

Duff, Jeremy, The Elements of New Testament Greek, 3rd edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Mounce, William D., Greek for the Rest of Us, 2nd edn (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013)

Newman Jr., Barclay M., Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament (Stuttgart: UBS, 1971)

Back to courses >

Basic Greek A

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
Course Unit 122A

Credits:

0 (zero)

Level:

4

Hours of Learning:

100

Tutor:

Dr Pieter J. Lalleman

Know where you want to go? Use these quick links below to get you there.

Undergraduate Postgraduate Research Mission & Ministry Online Learning Counselling