Further Readings in New Testament Greek

Unit Code: 

BN9900U

Pre-2013 Unit Code: 

AL/BN336

RTI: 

United Faculty of Theology

Unit Value: 

15 points

Postgraduate Level: 

Elective

MDiv Type of Study: 

Specialised

Courses: 

Graduate Diploma in Theology
Master of Arts (Theology)
Master of Divinity
Master of Theological Studies

Unit Disciplines: 

Biblical Studies
New Testament

Department: 

Biblical Studies

Unit Field: 

Field A Humanities
Field B Biblical Studies

Unit Content: 

This unit is designed to consolidate and develop the language skills gained in AL8000U and AL8500U: New Testament Greek A and B. The unit concentrates on using these skills for the purposes of translation, textual analysis and exegesis. The first half of the unit focuses on translation of a variety of passages from the Greek New Testament and on the role of textual criticism in New Testament study. The second half of the unit focuses on translation of Paul s letter to the Galatians and on the exegetical issues that are raised by engagement with the Greek text of the letter.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate enhanced understanding of Greek grammar, building on skills and knowledge acquired in pre-requisite units.
  2. Translate portions of the New Testament with the help of lexical aids, including the whole of Paul's letter to the Galatians.
  3. Articulate and use the basic principles of textual criticism, and identify the main families of manuscripts and textual traditions for the New Testament.
  4. Use their knowledge of Greek grammar to exegete New Testament texts.

Prerequisites: 

AL8000U New Testament Greek A AL8500U New Testament Greek B or equivalents

Mode of Teaching: 

Semester face-to-face

Teaching Methods: 

Lectures / Seminars

Weekly workload - Class: 

3 hours

Weekly workload - Personal: 

9 hours

Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeighting

Weekly translation exercises (equivalent of 1,500 words)

30%

1 x 1,500 word exegetical seminar paper

30%

1 x 2,500 word essay on an aspect of textual criticism, translation theory or Greek grammar

40%

Lecturer: 

Years Offered: 

2011
2013

Unit Frequency: 

Biennial

Unit Semester: 

Semester 1

Unit Day: 

Monday

Unit Time: 

10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 

Centre for Theology and Ministry