This unit is designed to consolidate and develop the language skills gained from introductory studies in Koine Greek (New Testament Greek). Students will translate and analyse excerpts of narrative texts taken predominantly from the New Testament but also from contemporaneous Greek writings. They will revise and extend their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, exegesis and textual criticism in the course of this process.

Unit Code: AL3504C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate advanced skills in the lexical, morphological and syntactic analysis of Koine Greek texts


Translate moderately difficult narrative passages in Koine Greek from the New Testament and contemporaneous writings;


Consult specialist dictionaries, grammars and commentaries in order to increase their understanding of passages in Koine Greek


Discuss exegetical questions relating to narrative passages in Greek from the New Testament and contemporaneous writings, making reference to the Greek text;


Apply basic principles of textual criticism to the study of manuscript variants in the New Testament

Unit sequence

New Testament Greek A (AL1201C) and B (AL1202C), or equivalent


Lectures, seminars, tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

4 x 1250 word written assignments, each on a narrative passage in Koine Greek, comprising translation and notes on linguistic, exegetical and text-critical issues; the week 9 passage will be from a non-canonical early Christian text and the other three passages will be from the New Testament

0 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-30 13:44:22 +1100