1st semester: Tuesday evening                                                                          (Min. No. 8)



This unit introduces students to the study of biblical Greek. It includes a brief history of the language, a detailed study of the morphology and syntax of selected New Testament passages, and an introduction to textual criticism.



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

  1. translate from selected passages of the Greek New Testament, amounting to about six chapters
  2. demonstrate familiarity with broadly representative vocabulary and style
  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


Weekly written tests (40%); final three hour written exam (60%)



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

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

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.

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.