Academic Programs 

 Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part II    (LG-562)
Winter/Spring 2006

Continuation of Introduction to New Testament Greek, Part I.


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., beginning February 2

Doreen McFarlane
Adjunct Professor of New Testament Greek

Contact Information:
(860) 509-9500


Course Syllabus

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.


Course Requirements

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).

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.


Week One

February 2, 2006   Review of Learnings in Part I

Chapters 14 and 15

Week Two

February 9, 2006   Chapters 16 and 17

Aorist and Future Passive Indicative

Week Three

February 16, 2006    Chapter 18:Third Declension: Liquid & Mute Stem Vowels

Chapter 19: Vowel Stem & Neuter Nouns

Week Four

February 23, 2006    Chapter 20:

Chapter Twenty: Present & Future Participles

Week Five

March 2, 2006 Review

Chapter 21: Aorist, Active & Middle Participles

Week Six

March 9, 2006 Chapter 22: Aorist Passive Participles

Week Seven

March 16, 2006    Review

Chapter 23: Present and Pluperfect Tenses

Week Eight

March 23, 2006   Midterm Exam

Chapter 24: Subjunctive Mood

Week Nine

March 30, 2005    Review

Chapter 25: Imperative Mood

Week Ten

April 6, 2006    Chapter 26: Contract Verbs

Chapter 27: Pronouns

Week Eleven


Week Twelve

April 20, 2006 Chapter 28: Irregular Adverbs & Adjectives

Chapter 29: Special Verbs

Week Thirteen

April 27, 2006 Chapter 30: The Article

Chapter 31: Infinitive

Week Fourteen

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).


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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