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Course Overview

The course will introduce students to the form of Greek found in the New Testament and help students to begin to read the New Testament in Greek. The programme will follow the textbook by J. Duff, Elements of New Testament Greek (Cambridge University Press, 2005). This is not to be confused with the textbook with the same title by John Wenham.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
  • Dr Sam Newington

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR1023 Greek Language (New Testament) 1 (Studied)
  • DR1047 Greek Language (New Testament) 1 (Distance) (Studied)
  • KL1021 Greek Language (New Testament) 1 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course offers students the chance to acquire an introduction to first century Greek, the original language of the New Testament. It is aimed at complete beginners and does not assume any prior knowledge. The course covers basic Greek grammar and sentence structure and, by the end, students will be able to read aloud and translate simplified texts of first century Greek and to phrase simple sentences in Greek.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt:

3 in-class tests of equal weighting.

1 Two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Feedback on the students' participation in class and preparation for the sessions, homework etc.


After each bit of assessment feedback is given as required.

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