The Aim of the Course
The focus of this continuing introductory course is on the basic grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. The goal is to complete the assigned textbook, Essentials of New Testament Greek, Revised, by Ray Summers, revised by Thomas Sawyer, and to begin reading selected passages of the New Testament.
1. It is strongly recommended that those who take this course have either taken Introduction to Greek Part I or have some preliminary knowledge of Biblical Greek.
If you are not sure about your readiness for this course, you may contact Dr. McFarlane by telephone or email, (see above).
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 Eight (March 23) and one at final class (May 4).
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%
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
February 2, 2006 Review of Learnings in Part I
Chapters 14 and 15
February 9, 2006 Chapters 16 and 17
Aorist and Future Passive Indicative
February 16, 2006 Chapter 18:Third Declension: Liquid & Mute Stem Vowels
Chapter 19: Vowel Stem & Neuter Nouns
February 23, 2006 Chapter 20:
Chapter Twenty: Present & Future Participles
March 2, 2006 Review
Chapter 21: Aorist, Active & Middle Participles
March 9, 2006 Chapter 22: Aorist Passive Participles
March 16, 2006 Review
Chapter 23: Present and Pluperfect Tenses
March 23, 2006 Midterm Exam
Chapter 24: Subjunctive Mood
March 30, 2005 Review
Chapter 25: Imperative Mood
April 6, 2006 Chapter 26: Contract Verbs
Chapter 27: Pronouns
April 13, 2006 NO CLASS – SEMINARY CLOSED/ MAUNDY THURSDAY
April 20, 2006 Chapter 28: Irregular Adverbs & Adjectives
Chapter 29: Special Verbs
April 27, 2006 Chapter 30: The Article
Chapter 31: Infinitive
May 4, 2006 Final Exam
Reading Schedule: The student should read through the chapter/s listed above in advance of class.
Assignment Due Dates: (as listed above)
Weekly memorization and quizzes.
Weekly translation assignments.
Two short exams: one on Week Eight (March 23) and one at final class (May 4).
1. Title: Essentials of New Testament Greek
Author: Ray Summers, revised by Thomas Sawyer
Publisher: Broadman and Holman, Nashville Tennessee, 1995
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 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.
2. Title: A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament
Prepared by: Editrice Pontifico Istituto Biblio
Roma, Italy 1996