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.


Forum participation (10%); a two thousand word essay (40%) and a 1.5-hour unseen written examination (50%).

Tutor in New Testament Greek

Dr Stefano Salemi

Dr Stefano Salemi

Dr Stefano Salemi is a scholar of biblical studies, languages, and theology. He has doctorates in both Old Testament/Hebrew (King’s College London) and New Testament (Pontifical Faculty of Theology of Apulia). He has been a Research Fellow at various universities including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Jerusalem. He has taught at the University of Oxford, at Kings College London, and at other universities. His interests include: 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 author of a book on Christ’s death in John (2014), and on Hebrew semantics and Ezekiel (forthcoming).