This unit continues on from AL1000P. It provides further instruction in Greek syntax, grammar and vocabulary, using the same textbook as in the previous semester. About a third of the unit will be devoted to the translation and the exegetical analysis of some key Greek New Testament texts, prepared in advance by the students. These selected passages will be studied for syntactical grammatical analysis and translation into English, but also to see how engaging with a biblical text in its original language can assist in its interpretation. Furthermore, there will be some opportunities to translate passages from other writings in Greek that were important for early Christians.

Unit code: AL8200P

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Translate moderately difficult sentences and passages from NT Greek into English


Translate simple sentences from English into NT Greek


Demonstrate an increasingly wide NT Greek vocabulary of 400 words or more


Analyse the grammar and syntax of fairly moderately difficult sentences in New Testament Greek


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


Translate selected passages from other Greek texts important to early Christians

Unit sequence

AL8100P: Introduction to New Testament Greek: Part A, or equivalent


Lectures, class exercises, tutorials

Indicative Bibliography

  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. Novum Testamentum Graece. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012. (recommended for purchase)
  • Bauer, Walter, Frederick Danker, et al. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • Croy, N. Clayton. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. The CD-ROM often packaged with this is optional.
  • Kubo, Sakae. A Readers Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009 [or 2nd. ed., 2003].
  • Mounce, William D. A Graded Reader of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.
  • Newman, Barclay M. A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft. New York: United Bible Societies, 1993.
  • Merkle, Benjamin L., and Robert L. Plummer. Beginning with New Testament Greek: An Introductory Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing. 2020.
  • The Cambridge Greek Lexicon. 2 Volumes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2021.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

10 x 10 minutes weekly Tests (1000 words)

2000 25.0
Written Examination

2 hour written examination

2000 50.0

2 x short homework exercises (1000 words)

1000 15.0

2 x further homework exercises on non-NT Greek texts (1000 words)

1000 10.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 17 Sep, 2021

Unit record last updated: 2021-09-17 11:38:53 +1000