This unit builds on AL8002W/AL8702W, the basic introduction to biblical Greek, and introduces more advanced level grammar and vocabulary using a translation-based method (selections from Mark, Romans and Revelation). Students are introduced to the principles of textual criticism, and to variations in the vocabulary and style of different New Testament traditions.

Unit code: AL9012W

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate a detailed and comprehensive understanding of Greek grammar and syntax.


Show evidence of competence in translation in selected texts.


Indicate intermediate-level knowledge of vocabulary and style.


Identify textual critical issues and demonstrate skills necessary for redactional work with a Greek synopsis


Apply translation skills to the exegetical task and to the preparation of sermons and Bible studies.


Describe differences in vocabulary and style between selected New Testament texts and traditions.

Unit sequence

Prerequisite: New Testament Greek A (or equivalent)


Face-to-face classes and weekly tutorial support via email

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase
  • Aland, Barbara et al. (eds). The Greek New Testament: Reader’s Edition With Textual Notes. Munster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research (5th revised ed), 2014.*
  • Aland, Kurt et al. The Text of the New Testament. Grand Rapids/Leiden: Eerdmans/E J Brill, 1981, 1987, 1989.
  • Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich-Danker. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. 3rd ed, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed, 2005.*
  • Elliott, J K and I Moir. Manuscripts and the Text of the New Testament. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1995.
  • Jay, Eric G. New Testament Greek. London: SPCK, 1961.
  • 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.
  • Metzger, Bruce M. The Text of the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Metzger, Bruce M. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. London: United Bible Societies, 4th revised ed, 1994.
  • Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2009.
  • Omanson, Roger L. A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament. Stuttgart: German Bible Society, 2006.
  • Wasserman, Tommy, and Peter J. Gurry. A New Approach to Textual Criticism: An Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method by Tommy Wasserman and Peter J. Gurry. Atlanta, USA: SBL Press, 2017.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Weekly translation exercises

3000 40.0
Short Answer Tests

Weekly class tests

2000 20.0
Written Examination

One 2 hour examination

2000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 5 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:48 +1000