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9 cps

Type of Unit                




Academic Staff            

Mr Anastasios Kalogerakis, BBus (Monash, 1996), BTh (SCD, 2000), MTh (SCD, 2010), Teacher

Curriculum Objectives

This course unit introduces the student to the elements of New Testament Greek and enables the student to begin to develop professional skills in New Testament exegesis and translation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the basic Grammar and Syntax of New Testament Greek
  • demonstrate the knowledge of, and the ability to use, Greek vocabulary
  • display competency in translating selected texts into English
  • exhibit an ability to use dictionaries and concordances
  • employ their knowledge to read critical exegetical commentaries on biblical texts


  • Greek alphabet, basics of Greek grammar and syntax
  • Textual, lexical, and grammatical study of selected New Testament texts
  • Translation of selected New Testament texts
  • Introduction to working with Greek/English dictionaries, and concordances

 Assessment Profile

  1. Regular tests on vocabulary, grammar and translation (ranging from 10 to 25 mins). Value: 20%
  2. Regular homework on grammar and translation. Value: 20%
  3. End of semester examination (90 mins). Value: 60%

Prescribed Texts

Machen, John Gresham. New Testament Greek for Beginners. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1923.

Lee, John A. L. Greek Accents in Eight Lessons. Sydney: Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University, 2005.


3hr lecture per week on campus, or via distance education