- Read, translate and analyse the Greek text of the NT with the help of the necessary tools (grammar, concordance).
- Develop a sense for the use and need for a philological analysis for the exegesis of Christian texts.
- Develop a thorough familiarity with a set of tools (e.g., Zerwick's Grammmar)
Active knowledge of J. Wenham's grammar (or a similar work).
The course consist of two parts: a. a theoretical-grammatical part; b. reading and grammatical analysis of certain texts. Part I is a study of the Greek verb on the basis of M. Zerwick's grammar. Students will prepare a section of the grammar and can then ask questions in class. Part II, Reading: the following texts will be studied: Matt 26-28, 1 Thee, parts of the Pastor of Hermas. On a weekly basis students will prepare some 30 verses for discussion and analysis in class.
Is also included in other courses
- Study Abroad Programme in European Culture and Society (PECS)
- Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies (Abridged Programme) 120 ects.
- Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies 180 ects.
- Master of Theology and Religious Studies 60 ects.
- Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion 60 ects.
- Bachelor of Philosophy 180 ects.
Description of learning activities
Self-study with help of grammar; analysis and discussion of particular texts in class.
- Nestle-Aland, Novum testamentum Graece, 27th edition, Stuttgart, 1993.
- M. Zerwick, Biblical Greek, Rome, 1963, rev. 1983, repr. 1990.
Oral exam, with preparation. Theoretical questions (on grammar) and exercise (reading, translating and analysing a particular section). The theory counts for one-third of the marks.