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Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part I   (LG-561)
Fall 2007

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: 
Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:50 p.m., beginning September 11 through December 11, 2007
No Class on Thursday November 20th due to Thanksgiving



Edward F. Duffy
Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield, CT

Contact Information:
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(860) 509-9500
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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.
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. 23rd ) and one at final class (Dec 11th).

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 11, 2007 Chapter One: Alphabet and Sounds of Greek; Chapter Two: Pronunciation and Accents; Chapter Three: Present Active Indicative
Week Two
September 18, 2007 Review
Chapter Four : Nouns of the Second Declension
Week Three
September 25th Review
Chapter Five: Nouns of the First Declension
Week Four
October 2nd  Review
Chapter Six: First and Second Declension Adjectives
Week Five
October 9th Review
Chapters Seven and Eight : Greek Sentence Structure and Prepositions
Week Six
October 16th  Review
Chapter Nine: Personal Pronouns
Week Seven
October 23rd Review
Chapter Ten: Demonstrative Pronouns
Midterm Exam
Week Eight
October 30th Review
Chapter Eleven: Present, Middle and Passive Indicative
Week Nine
November 6th Review
Chapter Twelve: Imperfect Active Indicative
Week Ten
Week of November 13thReview
Chapter Thirteen: Imperfect Middle and Passive Indicative
Week Eleven
November 20th Thanksgiving Day – No Class
Week Twelve
November 27th  Review
Chapter Fourteen: Future Active and Middle Indicative
Week Thirteen
December 4th Review
Chapter Fifteen: First Aorist Active and Middle Indicative
Week Fourteen
December 11th Review
Chapter Sixteen: Second Aorist Active and Middle Indicative
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 (Oct. 23rd ) and one at final class (Dec 11th).

Required Texts:
1. Title: Essentials of New Testament Greek
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

2. Title: A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament
Prepared by: Editrice Pontifico Istituto Biblio, Roma, Italy 1996
ISBN: 88-7653-588-8

 

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