This unit follows material from AL8741B 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: AL9742B

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

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 more complex New Testament passages into English.


Examine grammar and syntax of more advanced Greek sentences.


Critically apply Greek language knowledge to NT exegesis and secondary literature.

Unit sequence

Prerequisite: AL8741B Introduction to New Testament Greek (A) or equivalent.


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, 2020.

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 3000 40.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests - 6 Fortnightly quizzes 2000 30.0
Learning Resource - 3 Workbook Review Exercises 2000 30.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2020-07-06 15:57:04 +1000