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Winter 2014/FSNW

LG512B

Williams

LG512B: INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT GREEK PART 2. Renee A. Williams.


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: The student will be prepared to do basic exegetical work—translating and analyzing the Greek text and interacting with commentaries—in subsequent classes and in preparation for preaching and teaching. It is hoped that the student’s love for the New Testament will be deepened as we study it together.

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: The class will meet three hours weekly for discussion of prepared assignments, informal lectures, and reading of New Testament passages. There will be a total of 30 class hours for the quarter. In addition, there will be a mid-week on-line assignment and quiz.

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).

Kubo, S. A Reader's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Zondervan, 1975. 327pp. ISBN: 978-0310269205. Publ. Price $29.99 [288 pp.]

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

  2. Prepare for weekly quizzes (20%).

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

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

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.