An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar

An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar

Taught by Dana M. Harris

An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar is a first-year Greek course focused on linguistic and syntactic elements of Koine Greek with the goal of accurate interpretation.

Course Details

  • 28 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 12.5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar

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$299.99 USD

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Course Description

The Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar course focuses on the linguistic and syntactic elements of Koine Greek with the goal of accurate interpretation. Drawing upon thirty years of Greek-teaching experience and the latest developments in linguistics and syntax, author and professor Dana Harris introduces students to basic linguistic concepts and categories necessary for grasping Greek in ways that are clear and intuitive. This solid linguistic foundation enables students first to internalize key concepts, then to apply and build upon them as more complex ideas are introduced.

Several features are specifically designed to aid students' learning:

  • Key concepts offer visual reinforcement of explanations and to facilitate learning forms and identifying their functions.
  • Key concepts are followed by numerous examples from the Greek New Testament.
  • Students learn how to mark Greek texts so that they can begin to "see" the syntax, identify the boundaries of syntactic units, and construct syntactic outlines as part of their preaching or teaching preparation.
  • Four integrative units summarize material to date and reinforce key concepts. Students are also introduced in these units to exegetical and interpretive concepts and practices they will need for subsequent Greek studies and beyond.
  • "Going Deeper" and "For the Curious" sections offer supplemental information for students interested in learning more or in moving to advanced language study.

All texts are taken from the Greek New Testament and the Septuagint and include extensive syntactical and exegetical notes to aid students.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Familiarity with basic language concepts and categories necessary for grasping Greek
  • Tools for marking syntactic features in the texts for better understanding of the Scriptures
  • A solid linguistic foundation in Koine Greek for better interpretation of the Greek New Testament
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

Dana M. Harris

Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dana M. Harris is associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and editor of the Trinity Journal. Dr. Harris has been teaching Koine Greek and developing innovative teaching materials for over thirty years, including twenty years at the seminary level. She is author of Hebrews in the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series (Broadman & Holman) and is currently working on two books on Revelation.

Table of Contents

  • Image-Bearers, Language, Linguistics, and Greek: From Theological Reflections to Learning the Alphabet

  • The Greek Verb from Cruising Altitude: Fasten Your Seatbelts, Please!

  • How to Build a Verb: The Present Active and Middle Indicative

  • The Greek Noun: A Case of Form and Function

  • The Article and the Adjective; the Verb εἰμί

  • Prepositions and Basic Conjunctions; Personal Pronouns

  • The Imperfect Active and Middle Indicative; More on Prepositions

  • Etceteras: More on Cases and Voice

    EXAM #1

  • Relatives, Demonstratives, and More Prepositions

  • Roots, Stems, and (Principal) Parts; the Aorist Active and Middle Indicative

  • Passives (Present, Imperfect, Aorist Indicatives) and Conditionals (First, Second Class)

  • Third Declension Paradigms: The Rest of Nouns and Adjectives; More Pronouns (Interrogative and Indefinite)

  • The Present Participle and Participle Basics

  • Etceteras: More on Adjectives, Verbs, and Adverbs

    EXAM #2

  • The Aorist Participle and Additional Participle Functions

  • The Perfect and Pluperfect Indicative

  • The Perfect Participle and More Participle Functions

  • Contract Verbs

  • The Future Indicative and Participle

  • Etceteras: Fine-Tuning εἰμί and γίνομαι; More on Conjunctions

    EXAM #3

  • The Subjunctive: Forms and Functions

  • The Imperative: Forms and Functions; More Pronouns

  • The Infinitive: Forms and Functions

  • μι Verbs: Finite Forms

  • μι Verbs: Nonfinite Forms

  • The Optative: Forms and Functions

  • Outlining New Testament Passages: Structural and Narrative Outlines

  • Etceteras: Expressing Purpose and Conditionality; More on Conjunctions and Clauses

    EXAM #4

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