LA004A New Testament Greek A

New Testament Greek is a crucial basis for building a correct interpretation and informed understanding of the New Testament text.

This is a rigorous subject that introduces you to the grammar of Koine Greek and builds a vocabulary range that enables competent translation to be undertaken in future study.

Subject CodeLA004A - Undergraduate and Graduate
Study ModesMST Wantirna Campus
Next AvailableSemester 1, 2019

Gillian Asquith


This is the first half of the one year Greek program at MST during which we will cover approximately half of the Greek textbook that we will be using all year. Right from the start you will be introduced to reading Bible verses in Greek and by the end of semester you will be in a position to begin translation of simple Greek New Testament texts. You'll also have an increasing awareness of essential grammatical issues that influence our reading and understanding of the New Testament.

On completion of this unit you will be able to understand the common terminology and grammatical descriptions used in grammars, lexicons and commentaries. You will be familiar with sufficient grammar and syntax to be able to use foundational paradigms and constructions in conjunction with about 370 words of Greek vocabulary. You will be introduced to various aids such as lexicons, concordances, commentaries and software tools.


    This subject will be taught by Gillian Asquith.

      Time Commitment

      This subject will require a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week, which is made up of both lecture/in-class time and self directed study.


        Assessments will be advised first week of class.

          Required Textbooks

          Forbes, G. New Testament Greek: An Introductory Grammar.
          Available at MST – $35. Highly recommended to purchase in advance. Students need to be familiar with the Greek alphabet by the first class.

          Students will also need to purchase a Greek NT Bible:

          UBS5 Greek New Testament and Dictionary (Peabody MA: Hendrickson, 2014)

          Highly Recommended:
          * Gromacki, R. Biblical Greek Vocabulary Cards, (Vised, 1981).
          Biblical Greek Vocabulary Learning Software (Provoc and Anki are available free. Details will be given in the first class).

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