FSW - Phoenix
DESCRIPTION: This three-quarter course will cover the basics of Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary to enable the student to begin study of the New Testament in Greek. Various linguistic tools will be discussed as aids in translation. Emphasis will be placed on readings in the New Testament itself to supplement the exercise in the grammar.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this three quarter track each student will demonstrate the ability: (1) to read aloud in the Greek language and to write legibly in its standard script; (2) to recognize a basic vocabulary and set of forms; (3) to understand its basic grammar and syntax; (4) to use the standard exegetical tools in translating and analyzing the original language.
RELEVANCE FOR MINISTRY: It is hoped that the student will develop a greater appreciation of the relevance of the language of the New Testament to his or her personal life and ministry as a result of this class.
COURSE FORMAT: The class will meet for ten sessions for three and one half hours for quizzes, discussion of prepared assignments, informal lectures, and reading of New Testament passages, for a total of 35 contact hours.
• Bauer-Danker-Arndt-Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd edition. University of Chicago, 2000. ISBN: 0226039331.
• DeMoss, Matthew S. Pocket Dictionary for The Study of New Testament Greek. Intervasity, 2001. ISBN: 0830814647
• Greenlee, J. Harold. Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism. Rev. Ed. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995. ISBN: 1565630378.
• Mounce, William. Basics of Biblical Greek. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 0310250870.
• Mounce, William. Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. ISBN: 0310250862.
• Nestlé-Aland. Novum Testamentum Graece. 27th Edition. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelsgesellschaft, 1993. ISBN: 3438051001.
• Black, David Alan. It’s Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.
• Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984.
• See the Biblical Division bibliography “Linguistic and Exegetical Books Required in the Master of Divinity Program” available at the FSW office.
1. Weekly assignments and class participation (15%)
2. Prepare for weekly quizzes. (15%)
3. Midterm Exam (30%)
4. Final Exam. (40%)
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Meets M.Div. core requirement in Greek (GRK) when 3 quarter sequence is successfully completed; MAT: Elective; MACL: None.
FINAL EXAMINATION: Take-Home Examination.
This ECD is a reliable guide to the course design but is subject to modification.