1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
1 of THEO3705, THEO3701
Enrolment not permitted
1 of THEO3703, THEO8703 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic inducts students into an advanced level study of Biblical (Koine) Greek. Grammar, syntax and idiomatic usage of the language are studied via the reading of complex passages from the New Testament, the Septuagint and extra-canonical material, including papyri and inscriptions. An introduction to papyrology is given.
Educational aims
In this topic students will:

  • enhance their understanding grammar, syntax and idiomatic usage of biblical (Koine) Greek
  • extend their facility with reading and translating passages from the New Testament, the Septuagint, papyri and inscriptions
  • be introduced to the study of papyrology

Expected learning outcomes
At the end of this topic, students will be able to:

  • translate complex passages from the Greek New Testament and other Koine Greek texts
  • recognise the nuances of Greek texts, including the cultural and material aspects of reading and writing in the Graeco-Roman world