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Winter 2012/FSW - Phoenix




LG512B:  BEGINNING GREEK B.  Thomas Parker.



DESCRIPTION:  This three-quarter course will cover the basics of Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary to enable the student to begin study of the New Testament in Greek. Various linguistic tools will be discussed as aids in translation. Emphasis will be placed on readings in the New Testament itself to supplement the exercise in the grammar.


SIGNIFICANCE FOR LIFE AND MINISTRY: One of the most basic elements in interpreting the text of the New Testament is understanding the language in which it is written. Students who successfully complete this year should, with the use of various resources, be able to consult the Greek text as a part of the exegetical task, and should be able to evaluate critical theological and exegetical positions which purport to be based on some feature of the Greek text.


LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this three quarter track each student will demonstrate the ability: (1) to read aloud in the Greek language and to write legibly in its standard script; (2) to recognize a basic vocabulary and set of forms; (3) to understand its basic grammar and syntax; (4) to use the standard exegetical tools in translating and analyzing the original language.


COURSE FORMAT:  The class will meet weekly for three and a half hours, for quizzes, discussion of prepared assignments, informal lectures, and reading of New Testament passages, for a total of 35 contact hours.



Bauer-Danker-Arndt-Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd edition. University of Chicago, 2000. [1188 pp.] ISBN: 0226039331, $165.00

Mounce, William. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar: Third Edition.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009, (Includes CD-ROM, 2003, by Teknia Software, Inc.). [480 pp.] ISBN: 978031028768, $41.99

Mounce, William. Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook: Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. [224 pp.] ISBN: 9780310287674, $22.99


Your choice of one of the following Greek New Testaments:


Aland, K., et al. The Greek New Testament. 4th rev. ed. United Bible Societies, 1993. 932 pages. ISBN: 9783438051103. Publ. Price: $43.99. OR

Nestle, E., and K. Aland. Novum Testamentum Graece (Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament). 27th ed. Deutsche Bibelstiftung, 1993. 826 pages. ISBN: 9783438051004. Publ. price: $40.99.



See the Biblical Division Bibliography http://schedule.fuller.edu/sot/ecds/Ling-Exeg-Biblio.html.




1.     Weekly quizzes, attendance, participation, and assignments for discussion and handing in (10%)

2.     First Exam (25%)

3.     Second Exam (25%)

4.     Final Exam (40%)




RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: M.Div.: GRK (when 3 quarter sequence is successfully completed);

         MA: Elective; MACL: None