This unit introduces students to the original language of the New Testament. It uses grammatical-analytical and communicative approaches to language acquisition which involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the original language to enable students to begin to read the Greek New Testament with comprehension. Several short passages from the New Testament will be translated. Some attention will also be given to other writings in Greek that were important for early Christians, such as the Septuagint or non-NT Christian texts from the first and second centuries.
Unit code: AL8009T
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Languages
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Translate simple sentences and passages from New Testament Greek into English
Speak, hear and comprehend, moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek
Explain the meaning of words that occur frequently in the New Testament
Analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek
Apply their growing knowledge of Greek to the exegesis of passages in the New Testament
Translate simple passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians
a) An online pre-sessional micro-intensive which takes place the week before the start of semester b) 12 weekly sessions online. Each session consists of the teacher's multi-media lessons augmented by the set texts, online quizzes and tasks. c) 12 weekly short Zoom sessions with the lecturer.
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2 hour written examination under controlled conditions at the end of the semester equivalent to 2500 words.
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2 longer short answer tests spaced throughout the semester
2 further homework exercises on non-NT Greek texts equivalent to 1000 words
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8 weekly tasks (translation, grammar and syntax exercises) equivalent to 1500 words.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 13 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:52 +1000