DescriptionThis unit continues on from AL1000P/AL1009T providing further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary. It uses grammatical-analytical and communicative approaches to language acquisition which involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the original language. The aims are to equip students to read extended portions of the Greek New Testament with comprehension and experience how engaging with a biblical text in its original language can assist in its interpretation.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of AL1000P/AL1009T New Testament Greek (or equivalent, with permission of the lecturer)
AssessmentsSix fortnightly tasks (translation, grammar an dsyntax exercises) equivalent to 1,000 words - 25%
Three assignment tasks (written, spoken and aural) during the semester equivalent to 1,000 words - 25%
Two hour written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester, equivalent to 2,000 words - 50%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. translate moderately difficult sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English, and English into Greek
2. speak, hear and comprehend, moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek
3. recall and utilise a NT Greek vocabulary which extends beyond common words
4. analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek
5. apply their growing knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of lengthy passages in the New Testament
Text BooksTexts to be purchased
Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar.4th edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019.
Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar Workbook.4th edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019.
*Greek NT critical editions (UBS5 or NA28): Aland, B. and K. Aland et al, The Greek New Testament with a Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament, 5th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/New York: United Bible Societies, 2014 Or Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, et al. Novum Testamentum Graece with Dictionary, 28th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012 (if you have a Greek-English dictionary already, same editions without a dictionary are acceptable as well).