will meet: Thursdays 4:30-6:50 p.m., September 16th
- December 16th,
with the exception of week
10 – which we will schedule for a time agreed upon by all. There
will be no class Thursday November 25th - Thanksgiving
Aim of the Course
The focus of
this introductory course, which assumes no prior knowledge of the
Greek language, is on the basic grammar and vocabulary of New
Testament Greek. As the course progresses, students will begin
reading selected passages of the New Testament.
is strongly recommended, though not required, that the student
arrive at the first class already having learned and practiced
writing the letters of the
Greek alphabet. This alphabet can be found on page 2 of
the required textbook, Essentials
of New Testament Greek, Revised, by Ray Summers, revised by
Thomas Sawyer. You may
contact Dr. McFarlane by telephone, mail, or email, (see above) to
have a copy sent to you by mail.
presence and participation. (In language study, missing even one
class could make catching up extremely difficult.)
memorization and quizzes.
5. Two exams:
one on Week Seven (Oct. 28th) and one at final class
Work will be
graded according to the Hartford Seminary Grading Guidelines.
These will be distributed to students at the beginning of the
grade will consist of the compilation of the following:
must be absent should contact the professor in advance of the
class if at all possible, and are required to be caught up with
the rest of the class within two weeks at latest. Assignments
should be returned on time, but no more than one week late.
Students must be present for the two exams. In case of health
related emergencies, arrangements may be made to write the exams
later, at a time convenient to the professor, but no more than ten
days after the scheduled time for the exams.
CLASS MEETING SCHEDULE
Chapters One, Two, and Three
Four and Five
Six and Seven
Eight, Nine and Ten
Eleven and Twelve
Thirteen and Fourteen
Fifteen and Sixteen
Seventeen, Eighteen, and Nineteen
Twenty, Twenty One, and Twenty Two
of November 18 (We will need to reschedule this class together)
Chapter Twenty Three and Twenty Four
Thanksgiving Day – No Class
Twenty Five, Twenty Six, Twenty Seven
Twenty Eight and Twenty Nine
Thirty and Thirty One
chapter/s listed above are to be read in advance of each class.
Assignment Due Dates: (as
memorization and quizzes.
Weekly translation assignments.
Two short exams: one on Week Seven (Oct. 28th) and one
at final class (Dec 16th).
Essentials of New Testament Greek
Author: Ray Summers, revised by
Publisher: Broadman and Holman,
Nashville Tennessee, 1995
Title: (Nestle-Aland) Novum Testamentum Graece
Editors: Eberhardt and Erwin Nestle, Kurt
current publisher: American Bible Society
(original publisher: Deutsche
Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1898, 1979 and
3. Title: Greek-English
Dictionary of the New Testament
Prepared by: Barclay M. Newman, Jr.
Publisher: American Bible Society
1. Title: Mastering
Greek Vocabulary, Second Revised Edition
Thomas A. Robinson
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody
Mass. 1990, 1991.
2. Title: A
Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament
by: Editrice Pontifico Istituto Biblio, Roma, Italy 1996