Basics of Biblical Greek 1 & 2

Basics of Biblical Greek 1 & 2

Taught by William D. Mounce

Learn to read the New Testament in Greek.

Imagine opening a copy of the Greek New Testament and being able to understand what it says in the original languages. When you complete this program, you’ll be able to do exactly that.

Basics of Biblical Greek 1 will introduce you to the vocabulary and grammar of New Testament Greek, so you can begin studying the New Testament in its original language.

Course Details

  • 30 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 9.5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar by William D. Mounce

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Course Description

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This program will deepen your understanding of the New Testament for preaching, teaching, and personal study.

You’ll gain foundational knowledge for reading and understanding the New Testament in Greek—and you’ll be well-positioned for advanced language study.

Whether you prepare sermons, lead Bible studies, or teach the Bible in a classroom study, there’s simply no better way to get equipped with the skills you need for serious study of the biblical text.

By completing this 2-course sequence, you will gain:

  • a firm grasp on the building blocks of New Testament Greek, including the Greek alphabet, pronunciation, and punctuation
  • foundational knowledge of Greek nouns, pronouns, prepositions, and verbs
  • the foundational knowledge required to begin studying the New Testament in its original language
  • deeper familiarity with and knowledge of the building blocks of New Testament Greek, including the Greek alphabet, pronunciation, and punctuation
  • more extensive knowledge of Greek verbs and their various forms

How this course helps you succeed in learning Greek:

Work at your own pace.

Take as much time as you need to work through each lesson—up to 12 months. We’ll walk you through every lesson, step-by-step, to make sure you understand each concept before you move on. Pause and rewind video lectures, work through the review sessions as many times as you’d like, and study at the times of day that work best for you. With this program, you’ll get the flexibility to learn in a way that’s best for you.

Learn from seasoned teachers and scholars.

Your instructor is William D. Mounce, author of the most widely used Greek grammar, Basics of Biblical Greek. Dr. Mounce has taught Greek for decades both in traditional classroom settings and online. Everything in the course has been expertly designed and time-tested. Thousands of students have learned to read the Bible in the original languages using these materials—and now you can, too.

Get access to tools proven to help you learn.

Take advantage of the most sophisticated adaptive learning technology ever developed for language acquisition. As part of your enrollment, you’ll get access to review tools that have been used around the world by language learners of all ages and abilities.

Get digital access to all course materials—anytime, anywhere.

Get access to dozens of hours of video materials, plus all textbook readings, exercises, quizzes, and more. The lessons and learning materials have been adapted from the Basics of Biblical Greek, used by thousands of students to learn Greek.

Begin working in the languages the very first day.

In just a few hours from now, you'll have learned the alphabet and basic pronunciation.

Get started today!

Meet Your Instructors

William D. Mounce

Ph.D., Aberdeen University and President of

William D Mounce lives as a writer in Washougal, Washington. He is the President of, a non-profit organization offering world-class educational resources for discipleship in the local church. See for more information. Formerly he was a preaching pastor, and prior to that a professor of New Testament and director of the Greek Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other resources. He was the New Testament chair of the English Standard Version translation of the Bible, and is serving on the NIV translation committee.

Basics of Biblical Greek 1 Outline


  • Unit 1: The Greek Language

  • Unit 2: The Alphabet, Pronunciation, Punctuation and Syllabification

  • Unit 3: Beginning Nouns

  • Unit 4: Genitive and Dative

  • Unit 5: Propositions, εἰμί, and Adjectives

  • Review and Exam 1

  • Unit 6: Third Declension Nouns

  • Unit 7: First and Second Person Personal Pronouns

  • Unit 8: αὐτός

  • Unit 9: Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives

  • Unit 10: Relative Pronouns

  • Review and Exam 2

  • Unit 11: Introduction to Verbs and Present Active Indicative

  • Unit 12: Contract Verbs

  • Unit 13: Present Middle/Passive Indicative

  • Unit 14: Future Active and Middle Indicative

  • Unit 15: Verbal Roots

  • Review and Exam 3


Basics of Biblical Greek 2 Outline


  • Unit 1: Imperfect Indicative

  • Unit 2: Second Aorist Active and Middle Indicative

  • Unit 3: First Aorist Active and Middle Indicative

  • Unit 4: Aorist and Future Passive Indicative

  • Unit 5: Perfect Indicative

  • Review and Exam 1

  • Unit 6: Introduction to Participles and Imperfective (Present) Adverbial Participles

  • Unit 7: Perfective (Aorist) Adverbial Participles

  • Unit 8: Adjectival Participles

  • Unit 9: Combinative (Perfect) Participles and Genitive Absolutes

  • Review and Exam 2

  • Unit 10: Subjunctive

  • Unit 11: Infinitive

  • Unit 12: Imperative

  • Unit 13: Indicative of δίδωμι

  • Unit 14: Nonindicative of δίδωμι and Conditional Sentences

  • Unit 15: ἵστημι, τίθημι, δείκνυμι and Odds ‘n Ends

  • Review and Exam 3

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