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.
12.5 hours of video
An Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar
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
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
The Aorist Participle and Additional Participle Functions
The Perfect and Pluperfect Indicative
The Perfect Participle and More Participle Functions
The Future Indicative and Participle
Etceteras: Fine-Tuning εἰμί and γίνομαι; More on Conjunctions
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
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