DescriptionThis unit continues on from AL8000P/AL8009T. It provides further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary, using the same textbook as in the previous semester. About a third of the unit will be devoted to the translation of extended portions of the Greek New Testament (e.g., chapters from 1 John), prepared in advance by the students. These selected passages will be studied for syntactical grammatical analysis and translation into English, but also to see how engaging with a biblical text in its original language can assist in its interpretation. Furthermore, there will be some opportunities to translate passages from other writings in Greek that were important for early Christians.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of AL1000P/AL1009T New Testament Greek (or equivalent, with permission of the lecturer)
AssessmentsThree time-limited tests (conducted online) during the semester, equivalent to 1,500 words - 20%
Two further homework assignments on non-NT greek text equivalent to 1,000 words - 10%
Two hour closed-book 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 NT Greek into English
2. translate fairly simple sentences from English into NT Greek
3. recall and utilise a NT Greek vocabulary which extends beyond common words
4. analyse the grammar and syntax of moderately difficult sentences in NT Greek
5. apply their knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of lengthy NT passages
6. translate fairly simple passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians
7. demonstrate of good understanding of Greek accentuation for nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
Text BooksText 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).