TH5611 - Introduction to New Testament Greek 1


Introduction to New Testament Greek 1


20 CC   10 ECTS

Distance Learning: King's Evangelical Divinity School eCampus

Cannot be taken with TH4611

10 hours of recorded lectures 10 hours
190 hours of generated study time. 190 hours

Students have access to an online discussion forum to communicate with tutors and other students, along with e-mail support from tutors. Where appropriate, telephone support is also available.
Scheduled hours Placement Hours Independent Guided study
10 0 190

Core course material is expected to be used fully and typically includes recorded lectures and reading of select textbooks, papers or book extracts. All students are expected to listen to all of the course lectures and read the required materials. A range of supporting teaching material is also available to students as further recommended learning options.

1: The Greek Alphabet, Pronunciation and Transliteration
2 -3: Identifying the Greek verb – Present Indicative Active (four types)
4-5: Identifying the Greek Noun (various types)
6: Identifying the Definite Article
7: Identifying the Greek Adjective
8: Identifying Greek Prepositions
9. Future Indicative Active
10. Imperfect Indicative Active
11. Introduction to Bible Translation
12. Exegeting a New Testament passage

After this module, students will be expected to:

  • Understand the basic workings of New Testament Greek at an elementary level, having been given an introduction to the language.
  • Be able to utilise the limited knowledge and understanding acquired during the course of the module in order to make use of key analytical study tools in basic exegesis (see example of tools listed in reading list).
  • Be able to read and exegete basic Greek passages from the New Testament.
  • Be in a position to move on to further Greek grammar study

Audio lectures, guided reading, individual study, and individual support where appropriate. Students will prepare for assignments individually using interactive online learning material. Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in online theological discussion on the eCampus Forum.

  1. Advanced and critical understanding of the basic Greek declensions and conjugations of nouns, verbs, adjectives and other forms.
  2. An advanced ability to parse and read simple Greek sentences and an understanding of the essentials of Greek translation and exegesis, using appropriate tools and techniques.
  3. A critical capacity to read and understand technical Greek discussions in commentaries and other reference works of an appropriate academic type.
  4. An advanced ability to read and translate sections of the Greek New Testament.

Component Weighting % Learning outcome(s) assessed Assessment category

Portfolio comprising exegetical essay (75%) and set of translation exercises (25%)              
As assessment

Black, D. A. (1995). Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.   

Black, D. A. (2009). Learn to Read New Testament Greek (3rd ed.). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman.

Bauer, W., Danker, F. W., Arndt, W. F., and Gingrich, F. W. (2000). A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Decker, R. J. (2014). Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

DeMoss, M. S. (2001). Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Duff, J. (2005). The Elements of New Testament Greek (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Metzger, B. M. (1997). Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek (3rd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

Porter, S. E., Reed, J. T., and O’Donnell, M. B. (2010). Fundamentals of New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Trenchard, W. C. (2003). A concise dictionary of New Testament Greek. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Alex Yukhymishen


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