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Summer 2012/Seattle
LG517
Williams

LG517: GREEK READING. Renee A. Williams.    

 

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to reinforce and improve New Testament Greek vocabulary and sight-reading ability. Selected readings from the New Testament and from extra-biblical Hellenistic Greek will be covered in class to supplement the practice from assigned passages. The relevance of linguistics to the study of New Testament Greek will be considered and discussed.

 

SIGNIFICANCE FOR MINISTRY: The student will develop greater skill and confidence in handling the Greek New Testament texts for Bible study, exegesis classes, sermon preparation, and personal enrichment.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Student successfully completing LG517 will be able to do the following:

       Read aloud in Greek and write legibly in its standard script;

       Recognize a basic vocabulary and set of forms;

       Understand its basic grammar and syntax;

       Use the standard exegetical tools in translating and analyzing the original language

 

COURSE FORMAT: The class will meet weekly, 10 sessions, for vocabulary and translation quizzes, discussion of prepared passages, and reading of sight passages. There will be a total of 30 class hours.

 

REQUIRED READING:

           Bauer-Danker-Arndt-Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780226039336. 1108p. $150.00.

           Black, David A. Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek. Baker Book House, 1995. ISBN: 978-0801020162. 236 p. $24.00

           Kubo, Sakae. A Reader's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975. ISBN: 9780310269205. 327p. $30.00.

           Metzger, Bruce M. Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek. Baker Book House, 1999. ISBN: 978-0801021800. 112p. $13.00.

           Novum Testamentum Graece (Nestle-Aland, 27th edition [The Greek New Testament]. ISBN: 978-3438051004. 800p. $40.00.

OR

           Aland, B., et al. The Greek New Testament. 4th rev. ed. United Bible Societies, 1993. 979 pages. ISBN: 1598561715. Pub. price: $44.95 (Fuller price: $35.00).

NOTE: If you already have any copy of the Greek New Testament, you may use it in this class. But the Nestle-Aland 27th edition or UBS 4th edition will be required for courses from other professors.

           Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Zondervan, 1997. ISBN: 978-0310218951. 860p. $45.00.

           For additional materials necessary in the full range of bible courses; texts, lexicons and grammars, consult the Biblical Division bibliography "Linguistic and Exegetical Books Required in the Master of Divinity Program" available at www.fuller.edu/sot/ecds/032/Ling-Exeg-Biblio.html and in the FNW office.

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

           Metzger, Bruce M. A Textual Commentary of the Greek New Testament. United Bible Societies, 1995. ISBN: 978-1598561647. 696p. $27.00.

           Louw, Johannes P. and Eugene A. Nida, eds. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains. United Bible Societies, 1988. ISBN: 78-0826703408. $160.00.

           See the Biblical Division bibliography "Linguistic and Exegetical Books Required in the Master of Divinity Program" available at www.fuller.edu/sot/ecds/032/Ling-Exeg-Biblio.html and in the FNW office.

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1.          Prepare weekly assignments for discussion and handing in. (20%)

2.          Prepare for weekly vocabulary and translation quizzes. (20%)

3.          Take-home Mid-term Exam. (20%)

4.          Take-home Final Exam. (40%)

 

PREREQUISITES: LG512 (A-C)

RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Elective in all programs.

FINAL EXAMINATION: Yes; take-home exam.