Greek Exegesis 1: Luke

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The Gospel of Luke is an exciting challenge for students of the Bible, both for its fascinating content (epitomized by the infancy narratives) and for its high style of Greek. This class is an introduction to intermediate Greek grammar through the translation and interpretative study selected passages of the Greek text with a focus on the infancy narratives.  This class involves the study of the major topics of Greek grammar and the study of Luke in terms of introductory matters of structure, content, message, context, and its genre within its literary environment.  In addition, this class involves interaction with the annotated Greek text of Luke in the Open Text Project.


  • Increase one’s knowledge of the Greek of the New Testament through interaction with the Greek in Luke and its vocabulary, and the use of grammars and modern tools
  • Understand social, historical, literary and religious contexts of features in passages
  • Consider the message and structure of a text as a whole and in terms of its component parts, with a focus on the infancy narratives


  • Become skilled in Greek in terms of vocabulary and reference tools in order to benefit from advanced commentaries and articles
  • Integrate the scholarship of exegesis and translation with the devotional commitment to and communication of Scripture


  • Analyze the meaning of Greek features including grammar, syntax, lexicography, discourse and textual criticism
  • Apply Luke (and the analysis of the Greek texts) to concrete ministry contexts through dynamic translations for a target group.