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New Testament Greek (B)

This unit provides the continuation and extension of New Testament Greek A.

This unit provides a basic introduction to Biblical Greek. It introduces students to the elementary grammar and vocabulary of Koine Greek and aims to develop the ability to translate portions of the Greek New Testament with suitable lexical aids.

Offered: Refer to Timetable
Delivered: Centre for Theology & Ministry, Parkville 3052

Discipline: Humanities/Biblical Studies

AL/BN1/8002S New Testament Greek A

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of significant grammatical features of Koine Greek.
  2. Demonstrate a wide knowledge of the vocabulary used in the Greek New Testament.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to read and translate select portions of the New Testament.
  4. Understand the significance of the manuscript tradition and demonstrate basic skills in the use of a text-critical apparatus.


Weekly exercises (equivalent to 1500 words) 40%
Class tests (equivalent of 1000 words) 30%
Examination 30%

Select Bibliography:

*Recommended reading

*Aland, K. Greek New Testament. Stuttgart: United Bible Society, 5th.ed, 2014.
Aland, K. and B. The Text of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 1989
* Black, David Alan, Learn to Read New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. B&H Academic, 2009.
Decker, Rodney J. Reading Koine Greek: An Introduction and Integrated Workbook. Grand Rapids: Baker
Academic, 2014.
Finegan, J Encountering New Testament Manuscripts. A Working Introduction to Textual Criticism. Grand
Rapids: Wm B Eerdmans, 1974
Metzger, B. M. The Text of the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Metzger, B. M. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. London: United Bible Societies, 4th
revised edn, 1994.
Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
Porter, S. E., Jeffrey T. Reed and Matthew Brook O’Donnell. Fundamentals of New Testament Greek. Grand
Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.
*Robinson, Maurice A. and Mark A. House, Analytical Lexicon of New Testament Greek, Massachusetts:
Hendrickson, 2012.