BL 181 Introduction to Biblical Greek

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Assignments: 12 hours Private study: 24 hours


Continuous assessment: 20% Final examination: 80% Students who maintain an average of 70% in their continuous assessments are deemed to have qualified, and do not have to sit the final examination.

Module Aims

To introduce theology students to the study of Biblical Greek

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the course, the student will: • Be familiar and comfortable with reading and writing the Greek alphabet • Be familiar with the basics of Biblical Greek morphology and syntax • Have acquired a core vocabulary of Biblical Greek • Be able to translate certain basic New Testament texts


  • Indicative Syllabus: • Socio-linguistic background of Koine Greek • Greek writing system • Word classes of Biblical Greek • Biblical Greek morphology • Biblical Greek syntax • Biblical Greek vocabulary • Translating Biblical Greek texts Textbook: Jeremy Duff. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.