GRK2110EN - Basic New Testament Greek I

Course description

In this course students are introduced to Koine Greek, including the alphabet, key vocabulary, and basic grammar for the initial study of the language. This course suffices as an introduction, but is also preparatory for further study.

How this course benefits students

Students are given an opportunity to learn New Testament Greek with the aid and accountability of an instructor who can provide the necessary motivation and encouragement to propel students to succeed in their studies of the language.

Why this course is important

Understanding the original languages of our Scriptures is vitally important because it is ultimately in those languages that God has chosen to reveal himself to us. Studying Koine Greek provides students with added confidence and clarity, and helps them better understand how to interpret, translate, and communicate the meaning of the New Testament.

Credit hours
2 hours
Subject area
Greek Language
Educational level
Associate
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Steve Winiarski, Professor of Greek Language & Literature

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

As a course on New Testament Greek, the content is inherently biblically-based and is designed for the purpose of aiding our translation and interpretation of the text.

Missionally driven

Learning the biblical languages has incredible missional potential. We discuss translation strategies for missional purposes, and discover how translating the text for the purpose of communicating the gospel is inherently missional.

Contextually informed

This course highlights how our context and influences impacts our interpretation/translation of the text, as well as our understanding of language more broadly.

Interculturally focused

This class explores how translations are catered to particular cultural settings.

Practically minded

Gaining knowledge of Koine Greek is for the express purpose of deepening our understanding and appreciation of the biblical text, which is meant to contribute to our personal application of its meaning in our lives.

Experientially transformed

Students are given opportunities to experience the text of the New Testament in new, fresh, and exciting ways through reading the New Testament in its original language.