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.


Forum participation (10%) and a three-hour unseen written examination (90%).

Tutor in New Testament Greek

Dr Stefano Salemi

Dr Stefano Salemi - Divinity

Dr Stefano Salemi is a scholar of biblical studies, languages, and theology. He possesses the rare expertise of someone with doctorates in both Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and New Testament and their associated biblical languages from both the UK (King’s College London) and Italy (Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Apulia). He has held or continues to hold Research Fellowships at various universities, including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, King’s College London, Sheffield, Jerusalem, Pretoria, and the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Apulia. He conducts research in biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, Hebrew and Greek languages and semantics, biblical and systematic-historical theology, reception history, and intertextual studies (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the New Testament). He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught at various universities, including Oxford and King’s College London. His publications include books on Christ’s death in John (2014) on Hebrew semantics and Ezekiel (forthcoming), and on the Christology of the cross (forthcoming).