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Winter 2014/Menlo Park

LG512B

Koeker

LG512B: INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT GREEK PART 2. John David Koeker.


DESCRIPTION: Greek B completes students’ introduction to basic building blocks of New Testament Greek through introduction of most remaining verb forms found in the New Testament, with special focus on the aorist tense, participles, nonindicative moods, and -mi verbs, and further enriching their vocabulary.

SIGNIFICANCE FOR LIFE AND MINISTRY: Learning the Greek language will enhance and under-gird one’s exegesis of the New Testament text for teaching and preaching. Students who successfully complete three quarters should be able to utilize the language tools required and have understanding of several NT passages representing various authorship, difficulty levels and genres.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Having successfully completed this two-quarter sequence, students will have demonstrated the ability to (1) read aloud in Greek and to write legibly in its standard script; (2) recognize and translate from memory the 320 most frequently occurring words in the New Testament; (3) identify (i.e., parse) the various forms of articles, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs found in the Greek New Testament; (4) understand and explain basic Greek grammar and syntax; (5) translate basic texts in the original language.

COURSE FORMAT: This course will meet once a week for three and a half hours, including week 11 (final examination week). There will be mid-week instruction and assessment (quizzes) delivered online.

REQUIRED READING:

Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar. 3rd ed. Zondervan, 2009. ISBN: 978-0310287681, Publ. Price $49.99 [448 pp.].

________. Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook. 3rd ed. Zondervan, 2009. ISBN: 978-0310287674, Publ. Price $22.99 [240 pp.].

ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:

  1. Weekly assignments in the textbook and from the Greek New Testament (15%)

  2. Weekly quizzes (60%)

  3. Final examination (35%)

PREREQUISITES: Greek A or placement by examination.

RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: The completed three-quarter sequence LG512A/B/C meets the MDiv core requirement in Greek (GRK).

FINAL EXAMINATION: Yes.


NOTE: This ECD is a reliable guide to the course design but is subject to modification. Textbook prices are set by publishers and are subject to change.