General Objective: The course will enable the students to employ and further expand the knowledge and skills they acquired in Biblical Greek 1 (RA0205) in order to read and analyze the Greek text of the New Testament and of the Septuagint.
Course Outline: The course will examine selected passages from the New Testament and Septuagint for reading, grammatical analysis, and interpretation.
Bibliography: Aland, Kurt, Barbara Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. Nestle- Aland Greek-English New Testament. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2008. Bauer, Walter, Frederick W. Danker, William Arndt, and F. Wilbur Gingrich. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Moulton, W. F., A. S. Geden, and I. Howard Marshall. Concordance to the Greek New Testament. 5th ed. London: T&T Clark, 1993. Rahlfs, Alfred, and Robert Hanhart, eds. Septuaginta: Id Est, Vetus Testamentum Graece Iuxta Lxx Interpretes, Editio Altera. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2006. Additional materials provided by the professor.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students will have achieved the following: 1) an enhanced ability to read and pronounce koine Greek accurately; 2) greater facility in recognizing and interpreting common grammatical structures and patterns, particularly the use of the participle and of noun cases; 3) practice and confidence in understanding and interpretation; expertise in the use of a variety of critical tools.