Reading Biblical Greek

Reading Biblical Greek

Taught by Constantine R. Campbell

Based on Reading Biblical Greek written by Richard J. Gibson and Constantine R. Campbell, this course is designed around three core elements: grammar, vocabulary, and reading and translation. It introduces first-year students to the essential information needed to optimize their grasp of the fundamentals of biblical Greek—no more and no less—enabling them to read and translate the Greek of the New Testament as soon as possible.

Course Details

  • 15 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 14 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Reading Biblical Greek

12 Month Access
$299.99 USD

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Course Description

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The learning approach in the Reading Biblical Greek course revolves around three core elements: grammar, vocabulary, and reading and translation.

  • Grammar. The grammar consists of micro-lessons, which break up information in small, digestible chunks. Each micro-lesson addresses a single point. This arrangement makes for easy comprehension and review. New learning is incremental and recursive—each new piece builds on and reinforces prior learning.
  • Vocabulary. As an essential complement to grammar, vocabulary is introduced at strategic points and is arranged first by what the student has been learning in grammar, and then by frequency.
  • Reading and Translation. The goal of this course is to enable students to read and translate the Greek of the New Testament. Thus, the content is structured and tied to a specific Greek text to enable reading as soon as possible. The student will have read and translated the whole of Mark 1–4 by the end of the course.

While Reading Biblical Greek only introduces students to information that is essential to grasp the fundamentals of the Greek language, it is informed by the latest and best of Greek and linguistic scholarship, enabling students to move seamlessly into further study.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • familiarity with the basic rules of New Testament Greek grammar
  • a basic grasp of beginning-level Greek vocabulary
  • experience in applying grammar and vocabulary lessons to actual translation
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

Constantine R. Campbell

AdvDipJazz, Canberra School of Music, Australian National University
BD, Moore Theological College
PhD, Macquarie University

Constantine R. Campbell is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament, Paul and Union with Christ; Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative; and Outreach and the Artist. Dr. Campbell is a preacher, musician, and author, and lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction, Alphabet, Accents

  • Meaning, Masculine Nouns, Article

  • Feminine and Neuter Nouns, 3rd Personal Pronoun

  • Prepositions, Introduction to Verbs, ω Verbs and εω Contract Verbs

  • Imperfect, Future, Aorist, Compound Verbs, εἰμί, Adjectives

  • Participles, 1st and 2nd Personal Pronoun, Translation

  • Conjunctions, Charting Syntax

  • Imperative Mood, Middle Voice, Passive Voice

  • Future Middle/Passive, Aorist Passive

  • Liquid Verbs, 2nd Aorist Tense-Form

  • Midterm Exam

  • Feminine and Neuter Participles, Demonstrative Pronouns

  • Adjective Positions, αὐτός, Reflexive Pronouns

  • Relative Pronoun, Middle/Passive Participles

  • Perfect Tense-Form (Indicative)

  • Perfect Tense-Form (Non-Indicative)

  • Final Exam

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