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Texts in Greek: John and Romans

Level 6 - DT3035

If you have passed Level 5 New Testament Greek: Language and texts, you can use and develop your skills in reading and interpreting New Testament Greek through a detailed study of more extensive sections of the Gospel of John and the Epistle to the Romans in Greek.


In order to take this course, you must already have passed New Testament Greek: Language and texts at Level 5.

Topics covered

Section A: John’s Gospel

  • John 1. The Prologue and its prospects in the Gospel
  • John 2-6. “Signs” and debates
  • John 7-12. Conflicts and context
  • John 13-17. Farewell discourses
  • John 18-21. Passion and postscripts

Section B: Romans

  • The Romans Debate. Why did Paul send this letter to Rome? Does it matter?
  • Romans 1-4. Jew and Greek, faithfulness and unfaithfulness
  • Romans 5-8 Sin, flesh, Adam and righteousness
  • Romans 5-8 Sin, flesh, law and restoration
  • Romans 9-11. Israel, Gentiles and Paul’s mission


A two thousand word essay (40%) and a 1.5-hour unseen written examination (60%).