This unit follows material from AL1741B Introduction to New Testament Greek (A) and discusses further the issues of Greek syntax, grammar, and vocabulary with a particular emphasis on the verbal system and participles. It helps students to develop more advanced skills for translation and interpretation through reading and linguistic analysis of selected of New Testament texts.

Unit code: AL2742B

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the verbal system of New Testament Greek.


Memorize and use Greek words less frequently appearing in the New Testament.


Translate intermediate New Testament passages into English.


Examine grammar and syntax of Greek sentences.


Apply developing Greek language knowledge in exegesis.

Unit sequence

Prerequisite: AL1741B Introduction to New Testament Greek (A) or equivalent.


A concise statement of the unit’s pedagogical framework The unit will facilitate student learning and achieving LOs in an online environment through a set of appropriate learning activities, e.g. translation, parsing, workbook exercises, vocabulary recall, and practicing reading, writing, and listening in Koine Greek. The unit also includes a set of online tutorials.

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase

Aland, B. and K. Aland et al, The Greek New Testament with a Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament, 5th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/New York: United Bible Societies, 2014.

Aland, B., Aland, K., Karavidopoulos, J., Martini, Carlo M. et al. Novum Testamentum Graece with Dictionary, 28th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012.

Bauer, Walter and Frederick W. Danker. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

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

Köstenberger Andreas J, Benjamin L Merkle, and Robert L Plummer. Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament. Nashville, Tennessee: B & H Academic, 2016.

Mathewson, David, and Elodie Ballantine Emig. Intermediate Greek Grammar: Syntax for Students of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2016.

  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar Workbook. 4th edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019.

  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 4th edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019.

Robinson, Maurice A, and Mark A House. Analytical Lexicon of New Testament Greek. Revised and updated. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, LLC, 2012.

Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament: With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1996.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Reflection - Summative Course Paper 2500 60.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests - 6 Fortnightly quizzes 1000 20.0
Learning Resource - 3 Workbook Review Exercises 1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 6 Jul, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2020-07-06 16:00:15 +1000