BB885.406 New Testament Greek 1



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The unit commences with a review of the key concepts in the subject BB885.406 New Testament Greek 1

Participles are then introduced and described in terms of their verbal and adjectival qualities. Present, aorist and perfect tense participles are considered in turn for active, middle and passive voices. The meanings of participles in attributive and predicate positions are compared and contrasted for each of these tenses.

A review of the indicative mood sets the background for the study of the subjunctive mood. The subjunctive is studied in the present, first aorist and second aorist tenses. The active, middle and passive voices are considered and special emphasis is placed upon “red flag” words that indicate the subjunctive mood.

A review is also completed on the endings for the infinitives and serves as the basis for considering the use of infinitives with emphasis upon: their verbal nature, their nature as a noun, and their use in complementing verbs.

The irregular forms of verbs and participles are examined with detailed analysis of contract and liquid verbs. Rules of lengthening and contraction are noted in addition to: stem changes, reduplication, internal changes and the rejection of letters.

The earlier understanding of pronouns is reviewed to facilitate the discussion of interrogative, indefinite and relative pronouns.

The imperative and optative moods are considered with particular emphasis upon the similarities between endings for the indicative and imperative moods.

Throughout the unit there is a steady increase in the number of Greek words. This vocabulary is presented in a standard lexical format with both nominative and genitive forms noted for nouns.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include lectures, tutorials, weekend schools and presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, OHP, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction. Students also learn by class discussion, personal study, preparation of assignments and assessment comments on their work.

Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.