Foundational unit                                                                                              (Min. No. 8)

2nd semester: Tuesday evening



This unit continues the introduction to biblical Greek began in AL8011Y. Further knowledge of the morphology and syntax of the language will be developed as the student translates more selected passages. Further issues of textual criticism will be explored.



Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. translate from the Greek New Testament selected passages, amounting to about four chapters
  2. demonstrate familiarity with vocabulary and style (up to 600 words)
  3. demonstrate knowledge of Greek morphology and syntax
  4. show basic grasp of text-critical principles and practice
  5. utilise effectively commentaries and academic literature which work from the Greek text apply Greek language skills to exegetical and hermeneutical tasks


Weekly written tests, equivalent to 2000 words (30%); 2000 word project (20%); final three hour written exam (50%)


BIBLIOGRAPHY *set texts recommended for purchase

Aland, Kurt, et al., eds. The Greek New Testament. 4th ed. New York: United Bible Societies, 1993.

Brooks, James A., and Carlton L. Winbery. Syntax of New Testament Greek. Washington, DC: University of America Press, 1979.

*Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: CUP, 2005.

Metzger, Bruce Manning A. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. 4th ed. London: United Bible Societies, 1994.

Moule, Charles Francis Digby. An Idiom-Book of New Testament Greek. 2nd ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 1959.

Mounce, William D. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995.

———. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.

Porter, Stanley E. Idioms of the Greek New Testament. 2nd ed. Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1994.

Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar beyond the Basics. An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.