This unit builds upon the foundational vocabulary and grammar studied in AL1201C. The grammar will be supplemented with readings of increasing complexity directly from the New Testament, particularly Mark and John, and other sources such as the Septuagint.

Unit code: AL1202C

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate use of key grammatical elements of New Testament Greek


Identify and analyse basic Greek word forms


Give an English equivalent of selected passages from the New Testament and other early Greek Literature with and without the aid of a lexicon


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

Unit sequence

AL1201C or equivalent


Interactive lectures

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The Greek New Testament: with dictionary. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2014.
  • Bechard, Dean P. Syntax of New Testament Greek: A Students Manual. Subsidia Biblica 49. Rome: Gregorian and Biblical Press, 2018.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek. Grand Rapids MI: Baker, 2014.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Jay, Eric G. New Testament Greek: An Introductory Grammar. Rev. ed. London: SPCK, 1978.
  • Porter, Stanley E. Idioms of the Greek New Testament. 2nd ed. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992.
  • Porter, Stanley E., Jeffrey T. Reed, and Matthew Brook O’Donnell. Fundamentals of New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
  • Zerwick, Maximilian, and Mary Grosvenor. A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament. 5th ed. Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1996.
  • Zerwick, Maximilian. Biblical Greek: Illustrated by Examples. Rome: Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 1963.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly written tests (10 x 200)

2000 50.0
Written Examination

two-hour examination (2000 words)

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 16 Aug, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-08-16 14:59:08 +1000