This unit introduces students to the basic morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Students will focus on the noun system and the present, future, and imperfect indicative active verb. Students will complete lessons and drill exercises to a point just past midway through the set text. Several short passages from the New Testament will be translated.

Unit code: AL1003L

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes


Read Greek script at a glance


Identify the basic vocabulary of biblical Greek


Operate with the rudiments of Greek grammar and syntax


Provide a literal and fluent English translation of simple sentences from the Greek New Testament

Unit sequence

Course relationship: A level 1 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry courses


This unit is underpinned by teaching practices and strategies (e.g. lectures and exercises) which encourage student engagement and participation in a variety of learning tasks and opportunities which foster deep learning.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, and Kurt Aland. The Greek New Testament [with dictionary]. 4th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2001.
  • Bauer, Walter, Frederick Danker, et al. A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament and other early Christian literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • McLean, Bradley H. New Testament Greek: an introduction. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Mounce, William. Basics of biblical Greek: grammar. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2019.
  • Mounce, William. Basics of biblical Greek: workbook. 4th ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2019.
  • Wallace, Daniel. Greek grammar beyond the basics: an exegetical syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

A series of tests focusing on material from the most recently taught chapters

4000 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000