A Synoptic Gospel in Greek

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
COURSE UNIT 220

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The unit includes translation, grammatical analysis and exegesis of selected chapters.

Normally the Gospel of Luke is studied. Students prepare passages each week for

translation and discussion in class, alongside revision and development of their knowledge

of vocabulary and grammar.

Aims

To enable students to gain insights into one of the Synoptic Gospels – normally Luke –

through study of the Greek text.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Category of outcome

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

Knowledge and understanding

·         Demonstrate developed skills in understanding the vocabulary, syntax and grammar of the Greek New Testament

Intellectual skills

·         Offer exegetical analysis of passages from (normally) Luke

showing how a knowledge of the Greek has influenced their

understanding

·         Translate portions of the text of (normally) Luke with sensitivity to the nuances and difficulties of the original

Practical and Transferable skills; Personal qualities

·         Apply the understanding and skills gained to the wider context and themes of Luke.

Assessment:

Assessment task

Length

Weighting within unit

Formative:

·         A class test including translation and grammatical questions

 

one hour

 

n/a

 

Summative:

·         An unseen examination including translation, exegesis and grammatical questions

 

two hours

 

100%

FURTHER INFORMATION

Semester

 

Available on which programme(s)?

BA in Theology

Content

1.    Introduction to Luke’s gospel. Translation and exploration of

Luke 1:1-7

2.    Luke 1:67-80

3.    Luke 4:1-13

4.    Luke 8:1-15

5.    Luke 9:43b-56

6.    Luke 10:30-37

7.    Luke 16:19-31

8.    Luke 19:1-10

9.    Luke 22:39-53

10.  Luke 23:32-47

11.  Luke 24:36-49

Teaching method

Small group seminars

Additional eLearning content

Unit materials are available at Spurgeon’s Online to support

student learning

Feedback

Written feedback within 15 working days from submission

Date of approval (for office use)

 

Information updated on

December 2015

Indicative reading

The Gospel of Luke

Fitzmyer, Joseph A., The Gospel according to Luke. Anchor Bible, 2 vols (New York:

Doubleday, 1981, 1985)

Green, Joel B., The Gospel of Luke NICNT (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997)

Green, Joel B., Methods for Luke (Methods of Biblical Interpretation; Cambridge: CUP,

2010)

Johnson, Luke Timothy, The Gospel of Luke. Sacra pagina (Collegeville: Liturgical Press,

1991)

Marshall, I. Howard, The Gospel of Luke: A commentary on the Greek text NIGTC (Exeter:

Paternoster, 1978)

Nolland, John, Luke. Word BC Vol. 35A-C (Waco: Word, 1989-1994)

 

Intermediate Greek

Black, D.A., It's still Greek to me. An easy-to-understand guide to intermediate Greek

(Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998)

Duff, Jeremy, The elements of New Testament Greek 3rd edn (Cambridge: Cambridge

Univ.Press 2005)

Metzger, Bruce M., Lexical aids for students of New Testament Greek (5th edn, Edinburgh:

T&T Clark, 1990)

Van Voorst, Robert E., Building your New Testament Greek vocabulary (Atlanta: Scholars

Press, 1999)

Wallace, Daniel B., Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996)

Zerwick, M., and M. Grosvenor, A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek NT (Rome: Pontifical

Bible Institute, 5th edn 1996)

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A Synoptic Gospel in Greek

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 1
Course Unit 220

Credits:

10

Level:

4

Hours of Learning:

100

Tutor:

Dr Tony Rich or Dr Stephen I. Wright

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