Introduction to New Testament Greek 1

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This course is Part 1 of the study of the Greek language of the New Testament, including the vocabularies and the general principles of its grammar and syntax.


  • To become aware of the basic principles of language use (e.g. traditional grammar vs. modern linguistics)
  • To acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of how we got the New Testament and how it came to be written in Greek
  • To learn the basic morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek language of the New Testament
  • To know the basics of translating the New Testament Greek into contemporary English


  • To appreciate the value of knowing and being able to use Greek in the study of the New Testament and especially in ministry
  • To find pleasure in working with Greek in biblical studies
  • To develop increased appreciation for the Greek of the New Testament as a guide for life and confidence in interpreting it


  • To use one’s knowledge of Greek as an effective tool for studying the New Testament and for ministering the word of God
  • To do and practice the following in the course of the semester:
    • memorize and write the Greek alphabet
    • recognize punctuation and accents
    • pronounce Greek words
    • parse and translate learned nouns, adjectives, and pronouns
    • parse and translate learned finite verbs, including learned infinitives, participles, and subjunctives
    • memorize paradigms and vocabulary items of the New Testament
    • use a standard New Testament Greek lexicon
    • translate selected Greek passages into English