The objective of the course is to offer students an introduction to the vocabulary and grammar of the koine Greek language in order to enable them to correctly read and understand the New Testament and the Septuagint in Greek.
Course Outline: The course will follow the progressive sequence of knowledge and skills presented by the textbook. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired the following knowledge and skills: - Knowing a basic vocabulary of frequently occurring words. - Recognizing and interpreting common grammatical structures and patterns. - Reading and understanding biblical passages in the original Greek with the help of a dictionary or lexicon. - Translating words and sentences accurately for exegetical purposes. - Using critical tools: dictionary, lexicon, concordance, grammatical aids
Course Textbook: DOBSON JOHN H., Learn New Testament Greek (Carlisle, Piquant 32005). Bibliography: KURT A.-ALAND B.-KARAVIDOPOULOS J.-MARTINI C.M.-METZGER B.M. (Eds.), Nestle-Aland Greek-English New Testament (Stuttgart, Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft 2008); BAUER W.-DANKER F.W.-ARNDT W.-WILBUR GINGRICH F, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago, University of Chicago Press 32000); MOULTON W.F., GEDEN A.S.-HOWARD MARSHALL I., Concordance to the Greek New Testament (London, T&T Clark 51993); RAHLFS A.-HANHART R. (Eds.), Septuaginta: Id Est, Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta Lxx Interpretes (Editio Altera. Stuttgart, Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft 2006).