Details for New Testament Greek 2

New Testament Greek 2 builds on from Greek 1 to give you a solid foundation for your knowledge of Biblical Greek. This unit rounds out a full year of Greek study and will equip you with a good working knowledge of Greek grammar, and it is from this basis that you can launch into more advanced syntactical and exegetical study of the New Testament texts. Greek 2, in a way, puts ‘wheels’ on your study of Greek, as we come to see more fully the beauty of the Greek verbal system and its significance for understanding the original texts.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: ANL251
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Keith McPherson

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering New Testament Greek 2

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit builds on the content of Greek 1 and enables the student to begin to develop professional skills in New Testament exegesis and translation.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of New Testament Greek, including:
    • recognise and translate most frequent NT Greek vocabulary;
    • identify more complex NT Greek grammatical forms, including participles, adverbs, verbs outside the indicative mood, and athematic verbs;
    • analyse grammar and syntax of intermediate NT Greek sentences;
    • Identify, parse, and translate verbs with reference to verbal aspect theory.
  2. Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of the grammar and syntax of NT Greek, evidenced in the ability to exegete more complex passages;
  3. Use lexical and analytical aids to study the Greek New Testament.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction, Part 1: Up the Greek without a Paddle: This thing called Grammar. 1) There's no place like Rome, The Parts of Speech and Their Function
  2. Group Therapy, The Sentence and it's Parts (Chapter 14- Koine Greek)
  3. Part 2: The Greeks had a Word for it- the Greek Noun System. 3) Just in Case, Overcoming Declension and Apprehension
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Adjectives Large and Small
  5. Woe is I, Overcoming Paranoia
  6. Have Mercy on Me, the Sinner: Those Articulate Articles
  7. Up, Up and Away: Those Preposterous Prepositions
  8. Part 3: Rho, Rho Rho Your Boat: The Greek Verb System. 8) Tense Times with Verbs (1), An Overview of Greek Inflections
  9. Tense Times with Verbs (2): Interpreting the Greek Tenses
  10. To Be or Not to Be: The Infinitive
  11. Going, Going, Gone: The Particle
  12. It's a Small World After All: Adverbs, Conjunctions and Particles
  13. Part 4: From Alpha to Omega: Finishing Touches. 13) A Cure for Clausetrophobia- Greek Clauses

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face
  • Distance/E-learning

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Quizzes 15%
  • FInal Exam 30%
  • Video Submission 20%
  • Homework Review Exercises 5%
  • Translation Assignment 30%

Prescribed Text

  • Black, David Allan., It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy to Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998
  • Robertson, A. T., The Minister and His Greek New Testament, Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001 (or any other printing)