2nd semester: Tuesday evening                                                                         (Min. No. 8)



This unit continues the introduction to biblical Greek begun in AL1011Y. 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
  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


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



Lecture notes covering the required grammar will be provided.

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.

Metzger, Bruce M. 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.