This unit is designed to consolidate and develop the language skills gained in New Testament Greek A and B. The unit concentrates on using these skills for the purposes of translation, textual analysis and exegesis.

A range of texts from the NT, LXX, and early Christianity (e.g. the Didache and other noncanonical texts) will be read as an inductive means to developing skills in translation, applying grammatical learning, identifying syntax and doing critical exegesis.

Unit Code: BN9000P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: New Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of Greek grammar, building on skills and knowledge acquired in pre-requisite units.


Translate significant portions of the New Testament, LXX, and non-canonical koine texts with the help of lexical aids.


Demonstrate skilled use of the tools of textual criticism, being able to identify the main manuscript traditions and use the textual apparatus of the Nestle-Aland Greek NT


Apply their knowledge of Greek to the exegete biblical texts


Articulate and compose critical exegetical arguments on the basis of grammar, syntax and textual methods.

Unit sequence

2 semesters of Koine Greek, usually Greek A and B (or equivalent) and an introductory level New Testament unit.


This is a seminar style class where students practice reading and translation with the guidance of the lecturer. A component of each class will include revision of grammar or introduction or new concepts.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Weekly translation exercises

1000 20.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Fortnightly quizzes (grammar and vocab)

1000 20.0


2000 20.0
Written Examination

3 hour written examination

3000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Carolyn Alsen on 20 Jul, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-09 11:56:39 +1000