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Spring 2014/Menlo Park

LG512C

Koeker

LG512C: BEGINNING READINGS IN NEW TESTAMENT GREEK (4 units). John David Koeker.


DESCRIPTION: This course is the third quarter of Fuller’s introductory Greek sequence. Students will read Greek texts from across the New Testament, increasing their skills in reading and translating.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Having successfully completed this course, students will have demonstrated the ability (1) to translate from the Greek NT using appropriate tools; (2) to translate NT passages of varying authorship, difficulty levels, and genres; (3) to defend translation decisions; and (4) to explain the function of various noun, pronoun, adjective, and verb forms.

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:

Aland, K., et al. The Greek New Testament. 4th ed. American Bible Society, 2000 [UBS4]. ISBN: 978-3438051103, Pub. Price $43.99; OR Nestle, E., and K. Aland. Novum Testamentum Graece. 28th ed. Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012 [NA28]. ISBN 978-3438051400, Pub. Price $45.99. Nestle, E., and K. Aland. Novum Testamentum Graece. 27th ed. Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1998 [NA27] ISBN: 978-3438051004, Pub. Price $40.99 is also allowed.

Danker, F. W.A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3d ed. University of Chicago Press, 2001 [BDAG]. ISBN: 978-0226039336, Pub. Price $165.00 (note that this is also available on many Bible software programs).

Wallace, D. B.Greek Grammar beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Enlarged ed. Zondervan, 1997. ISBN: 978-0310218951, Pub. Price $44.99.

RECOMMENDED READING: See the Biblical Division bibliography “Linguistic and Exegetical Books Required in the Master of Divinity Programs” available at http://schedule.fuller.edu/sot/ecds/Ling-Exeg-Biblio.html.

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: LG502 A & B or placement by examination.

RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: 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.