This unit continues the introduction to biblical Greek begun in AL1011Y. Further knowledge of the morphology and syntax of the language will be developed as the student translates more selected passages. Further issues of textual criticism will be explored.

Unit code: AL1012Y

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning outcomes


Translate from the Greek New Testament selected passages


Translate from the Greek New Testament selected passages


Demonstrate knowledge of Greek morphology and syntax


Show basic grasp of text-critical principles and practice


Utilise effectively commentaries and academic literature which work from the Greek text


Interactive study of the New Testament text itself forms the basis of the method; on-going assessment of morphology and translation skills.

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase

  • Aland, Kurt et al., eds. The Greek New Testament. 4th ed. New York, NY: United Bible Societies, 1993.

  • Brooks, James A., and Carlton L. Winbery. Syntax of New Testament Greek. Washington, DC: University of America Press, 1979.

  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: CUP, 2005.*

  • Metzger, Bruce Manning A. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. 4th ed. London: United Bible Societies, 1994.

  • Moule, Charles Francis Digby. An Idiom-Book of New Testament Greek. 2nd ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 1959.

  • Mounce, William D. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995.

  • Mounce William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.

  • Porter, Stanley E. Idioms of the Greek New Testament. 2nd ed. Sheffield: University Press, 1994.

  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar beyond the Basics. An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Final three hour written exam equivalent to 3000 words

0 60.0
Written Examination

Weekly written tests equivalent to 1000 words

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit record last updated: 2020-10-30 19:16:46 +1100