GRK5120EN - Basic New Testament Greek II

Course description

In this course students progress in their introduction to Koine Greek into the remaining initial elements of Greek grammar and syntax. The goal is to provide students with the full scope of the Greek language and with enough vocabulary to engage the New Testament functionally.

How this course benefits students

Students will be given an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of 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
3 hours
Subject area
Greek Language
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
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 will 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 will highlight 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 will explore on 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 to our lives.

Experientially transformed

Students will be 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.