To offer students an introduction to the vocabulary and grammar of the koine Greek language in order to enable them to correctly read and understand the New Testament and the Septuagint in Greek.
The course will follow the progressive sequence of knowledge (vocabulary, grammar, and syntax) and skills presented by the textbook. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to: Know a basic vocabulary of frequently occurring words; recognize and interpret common grammatical structures and patterns; read and understand biblical passages in the original Greek with the help of a dictionary or lexicon; translate words and sentences accurately for exegetical purposes; use critical tools: dictionary, lexicon, concordance, grammatical aids.
Textbook: Dobson, John. 2005. Learn New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Carlisle: Piquant. Aland, Kurt, Barbara Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo Martini, and Bruce Metzger, eds. 2008. Nestle-Aland Greek-English New Testament. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft; Bauer, Walter, Frederick Danker, William Arndt, and F. Wilbur Gingrich. 2000. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Moulton, William, and Alfred Geden, eds. 2002. Concordance to the Greek New Testament. 6th ed. Edited by Ian Howard Marshall. London: T&T Clark; Rahlfs, Alfred, and Robert Hanhart, eds. 2006. Septuaginta: Id Est, Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta LXX Interpretes. Editio Altera. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft.