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 in Lesson I of the New Testament Greek for Beginners, (second edition), by J. Gresham Machen, available in the bookstore.
2. Class presence and participation. In language study, missing even one class can make catching up extremely difficult.
3. Weekly memorization and quizzes.
4. Weekly translation assignments.
5. Two exams: one on Week Seven (October 24) and one at the final class (December 12).
Work will be graded according to the Hartford Seminary Grading Guidelines.
The final grade will consist of the compilation of the following:
Class participation: 10%
Weekly Quizzes: 20%
Midterm Exam: 30%
Final Exam: 40%
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
September 12, 2006 Chapter One: Alphabet
Chapter Two: Accent
Chapter Three: Present Active Indicative
September 19, 2006 Review
Chapter Four: Nouns - Second Declension
Chapter Five: Nouns - First Declension
September 26, 2006 Review
Chapter Six: First and Second Declension Adjectives
October 3, 2006 Review
Chapter Seven: Masculine Nouns of the First Declension
October 10, 2006 Review
Chapter Eight: Enclitics. Personal Pronouns
October 17, 2006 Review
Chapter Nine: Demonstrative Pronouns
October 24, 2006 Review
October 31, 2006 Review
Chapter Ten: Present, Middle, and Passive Indicative
November 7, 2006 Review
Chapter Eleven: Imperfect Active Indicative
November 14, 2006 Review
Chapter Twelve: Imperfect Middle and Passive
November 28, 2006 Review
Chapter Thirteen: Future Active and Middle Indicative
December 5, 2006 Review
Chapter Fourteen: First Aorist Active and Middle Indicative
Week Thirteen Review
December 12, 2006 Chapter Fifteen: Second Aorist Active and Middle Indicative
Week Fourteen Review
December 19, 2006 Final Exam
Reading Schedule: The chapters 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 (October 24) and one at final class (December 19).
1. Title: New Testament Greek for Beginners (note: the book, not the workbook)
Author: Arthur Machen, revised by Dan G. McCartney
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2004
2. Title: Nestle Aland – Novum Testamentum Graece
Editors: Eberhardt and Erwin Nestle, Kurt Aland
current publisher: American Bible Society, 2001
(Original publisher: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1898, 1979) ISBN: 3438051001
3. Title: Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament
Prepared by Barclay M. Newman, Jr.
Publisher: American Bible Society 1971.