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New Testament Greek: language and texts

Level 5 - DT2003

This course allows students at Level 5 to develop the linguistic skills in koiné Greek needed to move beyond the basic textual interpretation involved in the Level 4 course Reading the New Testament.

The course will focus on Mark 8-10 and John 18-21 and will equip you for a more detailed exegetical study of substantial portions of New Testament text at Level 6, for example, in Texts in Greek: John and Romans.

Topics covered

  • The Greek alphabet
  • Verbs
  • Nouns
  • The definite article
  • Prepositions
  • Adjectives
  • Conjunctions
  • Pronouns
  • Asking questions
  • Translating the prescribed texts


A three-hour unseen written examination.