This course builds upon the knowledge of Greek gained in Greek I and Greek II in order to give the student the ability and confidence necessary to study, teach, and preach from the Greek New Testament (and other related literature). This course surveys several methods used to interpret the Greek New Testament and focuses on the practical skills necessary for using Greek in teaching, writing, study, and preaching. This course aims to give the student a reading knowledge of Greek by providing the student with the opportunity to read through large chunks of the New Testament (and other related literature) and to learn all of the vocabulary that occurs 20 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
With this prospectus in mind, our goals are to do the following:
1. To acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to read and interpret the Greek
2. To recognize our own exegetical questions and predispositions;
3. To understand how our understanding of Greek informs the methods we use to
4. To become more competent in reading and understanding the Greek language.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
1. To read and interpret the Greek text with the help of a lexicon and grammar;
2. To select appropriate methods for interpreting passages of the Greek New
3. To use our knowledge of Greek to inform any (and all) of the exegetical methods New Testament in a responsible fashion; interpret the Greek text; Testament and to identify the exegetical predispositions and questions that we tend to lean into the most.
Croy, N. Clayton. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011. (ISBN-13: 978-0802867339)
Nestle, Eberhard, Erwin Nestle, Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, Bruce M. Metzger, and Universität Münster.
Novum Testamentum Graece.
28 Aufl., Stuttgart 2012. (ISBN-13: 978-1619700307)
Van Voorst, Robert E. Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary . Resources for Biblical Study. 3rd ed. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001. (ISBN-13: 978-0884140429)
Danker, Frederick W., Walter Bauer, and William Arndt.
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. (ISBN-13: 978-0226039336)
Danker, Frederick W. and Kathryn Krug. The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament . Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009. (ISBN-13: 978-0226136158)
This course is a bit different from the two previous courses in this sequence. In this course, we will focus on developing proficiency in the reading of Greek and on exegetical skills. That means that--unless you have worked something else out with me (as some of you on an ordination track may)--you will read at least one page of Greek each week from a critical edition, actively build your Greek vocabulary, and review Greek syntax as necessary. We will also be learning exegetical methods that will help you interpret ancient Greek texts. In addition, you will need to submit an exegetical paper for this course (a requirement for the third quarter of all Iliff language courses). At the end of the course, I will still ask you to submit a self-evaluation for your work in this course, and we will combine your self-evaluation with my evaluation of your exegetical paper to ascertain your grade for the course. (You may attempt or revise the exegetical more than once if you complete the first iteration of the paper early enough!) Here are some more comments regarding each of these requirements:
Degree Learning Goals: Please take some time to look over the Professional Degree Learning Goals (MDiv, MASC, MAPSC) and the Academic Degree Learning Goals (MTS, MA).
Incompletes: If incompletes are allowed in this course, see the Master's Student Handbook for Policies and Procedures.
Pass/Fail: Masters students wishing to take the class pass/fail should discuss this with the instructor by the second class session.
Academic Integrity and Community Covenant: All students are expected to abide by Iliff’s statement on Academic Integrity, as published in the Masters Student Handbook, or the Joint PhD Statement on Academic Honesty, as published in the Joint PhD Student Handbook, as appropriate. All participants in this class are expected to be familiar with Iliff’s Community Covenant.
Accommodations: Iliff engages in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to reasonably accommodate student needs. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor to initiate the process of requesting accommodations. The advising center can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 303-765-1146.
Writing Lab: Grammar and organization are important for all written assignments. Additional help is available from the Iliff Writing Lab, which is available for students of any level who need help beginning an assignment, organizing thoughts, or reviewing a final draft.
Inclusive Language: It is expected that all course participants will use inclusive language in speaking and writing, and will use terms that do not create barriers to classroom community.
|Mar 24, 2020||Tue||Welcome back!||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 25, 2020||Wed||Lexical, Grammatical, and Syntactical Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 26, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 0.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|Mar 29, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 1.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 01, 2020||Wed||Textual Criticism||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 02, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (page 1.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 05, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 2.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 08, 2020||Wed||Historical Criticism||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 09, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 2.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 12, 2020||Sun||Select and translate the passage you plan to use for your final paper||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 15, 2020||Wed||Redaction Criticism||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 16, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 3.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 19, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 4.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 22, 2020||Wed||Literary Criticism||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 23, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 4.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 26, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 5.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 29, 2020||Wed||Narrative Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|Apr 30, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 5.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 03, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 6.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 06, 2020||Wed||Readers and Texts||due by 05:59AM|
|May 07, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 6.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 10, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 7.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 13, 2020||Wed||Higher Level Linguistic Considerations||due by 05:59AM|
|May 14, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 7.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 17, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 8.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 19, 2020||Tue||Final Exegetical Paper||due by 05:59AM|
|May 20, 2020||Wed||Feminist Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|May 21, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 8.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 24, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 9.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 27, 2020||Wed||Postcolonial Analysis||due by 05:59AM|
|May 28, 2020||Thu||Reading and Discussion (Page 9.5)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 31, 2020||Sun||Reading and Discussion (Page 10.0)||due by 05:59AM|
|May 31, 2020||Sun||Self-Assessment||due by 05:59AM|