Elements of New Testament Greek (THE1070)

StaffProfessor David Horrell - Lecturer
Credit Value15
ECTS Value7.5
NQF Level4
Duration of Module Term 1: 11 weeks;

Module aims

This option module will enable you to acquire a good working knowledge of the basic elements of New Testament Greek, and to translate short passages from Greek into English with appropriate glossary.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of New Testament Greek
  • 2. Produce accurate translations of short passages, with the aid of glossary
  • 3. Identify and comment on grammatical forms of the language

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Demonstrate understanding of the nature of an ancient inflected language.
  • 5. Show some understanding of the original language of a religiously significant text.

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 6. Understand and learn key information and apply this in set tasks.
  • 7. Show some understanding of the issues and challenges of translation

Syllabus plan

The work will comprise basic language learning and study of grammar, following J Duff, Elements of New Testament Greek from chapters 1-12. As the semester progresses there will be an increasing focus upon examples and sections taken from the set text (John 1.1-18).

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching33Lectures
Guided independent study117Independent study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Vocab and grammar exercises2 x exercises requiring 1 hour’s work.1-7Written comment

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Participation assessments: 5 x 10-minute tests on grammar and vocabulary.3050 minutes1-7Marks, with opportunity to see marked script
Examination702 hours1-7Marks, with opportunity to see marked script

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Participation assessmentsExamination (50 minutes)1-7Referral/Deferral period
ExaminationExamination (2 hours)1-7Referral/deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Youare required to purchase:

  • J Duff, The Elements of New Testament Greek (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)

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