Academic Programs 
      

Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part I    (LG-561)  
  Fall 2005

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.  Students will begin reading selected passages of the New Testament.

 

Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., beginning September 15  
Doreen McFarlane
Adjunct Professor of New Testament Greek
 

Contact Information:
phone: 
(860) 509-9500
email:  

 

Course Syllabus


The 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.

 

Course Requirements

1. It 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.

2. Class presence and participation. (In language study, missing even one class could make catching up extremely difficult.)

3. Weekly memorization and quizzes.

4. Weekly translation assignments.

5. Two exams: one on Week Seven (Oct. 27th) and one at final class (Dec 15th).  

 

Assessment Criteria

Work will be graded according to the Hartford Seminary Grading Guidelines. These will be distributed to students at the beginning of the semester.

The final grade will consist of the compilation of the following:

            Class participation 10%

            Weekly Quizzes     20%

            Midterm Exam       30%

            Final Exam             40%

 

Ground Rules

Students who 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  

Week One 
September 15, 2005
      Chapter One: Alphabet and sounds of Greek.

                                     
Chapter Two: Pronunciation and Accents
                                     
Chapter Three: Present Active Indicative         

Week Two 
September 22                
Review

                                     
Chapter Four: Nouns Second Declension
                                     
Chapter Five: Nouns First Declension

Week Three
September 29th            
Review

                                      
Chapter Six: First and Second Declension Adjectives

Week Four 
October 6th                  
Review

                                    
Chapter Seven:  Greek Sentence Structure
                                    
Chapter Eight: Prepositions

Week Five      
October 13th                 Review
                                    
Chapter Nine: Personal Pronouns       

Week Six 
October 20th
                Review

                                    
Chapter Ten: Demonstrative Pronouns

Week Seven
October 27th                
Review

      
                              Midterm Exam

Week Eight 
November 3rd            
Review

                      
             Chapter Eleven: Present, Middle and Passive Indicative

Week Nine 
November 10th          
Review

                                  
Chapter twelve: Imperfect Active Indicative

Week Ten 
November 17th           
Chapter thirteen: Imperfect Middle and Passive Indicative                                                         

Week Eleven 
November 24th            Thanksgiving Day No Class

Week Twelve
December 1st            
Review

                                 
Chapter fourteen: Future Active and Middle Indicative 

Week Thirteen
December 8th            
Review

                                  
Chapter fifteen: First Aorist Active and Middle Indicative

Week Fourteen 
December 15th          
Review

                                 
Chapter Sixteen: Second Aorist Active and Middle Indicative
                       
            Exam

 

Reading Schedule: The chapter/s listed above are to be read in advance of each class.

Assignment Due Dates: (as listed above)

Weekly memorization and quizzes.

Weekly translation assignments.

Two short exams: one on Week Seven (Oct. 27th) and one at final class (Dec 15th).  

 

Required Texts:

1.  Title: Essentials of New Testament Greek  (note: the book, not the workbook)
     Author: Ray Summers, revised by Thomas Sawyer
     Publisher:  Broadman and Holman, Nashville Tennessee, 1995
     ISBN: 0-8054-1001-5

 2. Title: (Nestle-Aland) Novum Testamentum Graece  
    Editors: Eberhardt and Erwin Nestle, Kurt Aland
    current publisher: American Bible Society 2001
    ISBN 3438051087  
    (original publisher: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1898, 1979
    and ISBN: 3438051001)

3. Title:  Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament
    Prepared by:  Barclay M. Newman, Jr.
    Publisher: American Bible Society 1971

   

Suggested Additional Texts

1. Title:  Mastering Greek Vocabulary, Second Revised Edition
    
Author: Thomas A. Robinson
    Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody Mass. 1990, 1991.
    ISBN: 0-943575-45-1 

 

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