New Testament Greek intermediate: module 3
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG077
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
The purpose of this course is to increase your fluency in the Koine Greek of the New Testament and other writings of the Early Church. Our core text at the moment is Luke (starting around chapter 18), but also Acts of the Apostles and a range of other materials supplied by the teacher and the other students.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We shall we reading Luke and Acts. The course also includes some grammar revision. It also involves a discussion of the different theological meanings of what is read.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and analyse a range of materials from the Early Church in the original language;
- demonstrate an extended knowledge of the grammatical features of Koine Greek.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have a good knowledge of the main elements and structures of the Greek grammar. This is not a course for beginners. As it is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work; reading and translating original texts, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. General discussion on language, style, theme, background points etc. Students should if possible prepare a portion of the text before each class. About 20 minutes will be devoted to grammar revision. Homework: 2-3 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- Text: the Gospel of Luke. Recommended edition: either Greek New Testament, ed. by United Bible Societies, or Novum Testamentum Graece, ed. by Nestle and Alland (NA28), Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft (German Bible Society), 2012.
- Exercises for the revision of the grammar will be provided by the tutor. Recommended grammar book of reference (but any other grammar can be used): New Testament Greek: An Introductory Grammar by Eric G. Jay (SPCK) ISBN: 0281028060.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Another New Testament Greek course.
Sean has been teaching Greek and Latin for a very long time, and he loves what he does. While not doing that, he's made the time to write around forty books. These include twelve historical novels, by "Richard Blake," and published by Hodder & Stoughton. They also include editions of Book VI of "The Aeneid," the "Historia Langobardorum" of Paul the Deacon, and various parts of St Jerome's Latin version of The New Testament. One of his science fiction novels was nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.