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 - 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).