Content

This unit introduces students to the original language of the New Testament. It provides sufficient knowledge of the vocabulary, grammar and syntax to enable them to begin to translate and interpret the New Testament from the Greek text. Several short passages from the New Testament will be translated. Some attention will also be given to other writings in Greek that were important for early Christians, such as the Septuagint or non-NT Christian texts from the first and second centuries.

Unit Code: AL8100P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Translate simple sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English

2.

Translate simple sentences from English into New Testament Greek

3.

Know the meaning of 200 words that occur frequently in the New Testament

4.

Analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly simple sentences in New Testament Greek

5.

Apply their knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of passages in the New Testament

6.

Translate simple passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians

Pedagogy

Lectures, class exercises, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Weekly Tests (10 x 10 minutes) (1000 words)

25.0

2 short homework exercises (1500 words)

15.0

2 further short homework exercises on non NT Greek texts (1500 words)

10.0

1 x 2 hour written examination

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-31 08:49:30 +1100