New Testament Greek

10 July– 29 September 2023


Prerequisites: DSP 211 & 212
Credits: 11 - 12
Dates: July 10–September 29, 2023

This course teaches the grammar and vocabulary Koine Greek, the language in which the New Testament was originally written. The purpose of this introduction is to provide the foundational tool for interpreting the New Testament: an understanding of the original language. The accurate interpretation and application of Scripture is essential for teaching, ministry, and further studies, as well as for one’s own spiritual growth and ministry.

(A survey of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of New Testament Greek, followed by the reading and translation of significant portions of the New Testament. Students learn how to make the best use of dictionaries, concordances, commentaries on the Greek text, etc., enabling them to do their own study of the New Testament.)

What are the dates?

July 10–September 29, 2023

What is the cost?

Rs. 23,469 (including GST) for the full 12-week program.

Who should take New Testament Greek?

Those who have completed the School of Biblical Studies and are interested in a ministry involving teaching and preaching are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be prepared to study many hours every day to learn the grammar. This is an intensive, fast-paced, university-level language course.

What will I learn?

The first 8 weeks of this course will be devoted to learning the basic vocabulary and grammar of Koine Greek. You will learn the essential noun and verb systems. The last 4 weeks will involve the translation of passages of the New Testament from Greek to English, word studies, and a comprehensive review.

Will I learn Modern Greek?

No. The Greek language has undergone nearly 2,000 years of change and adaptation since the time the New Testament was written.

Will I learn to have a conversation or to write an essay in Greek?

No. You will learn only to read and translate Koine Greek into English.

Can I join a few days late? I have a family function (or other commitment)?

No. This is an accelerated course. Missing even one day means missing an entire chapter. Arriving late is strictly not allowed.