New Testament Greek Online Erasmus Academy Intensive Rapid-Reading Course, Summer 2012 May 21st-July 11th Lecturing Instructor: John Frederick (PhD Candidate) firstname.lastname@example.org Mon & Wed @ 5:15pm-8:15pm ESTCourse Description & ObjectivesThis intensive course constitutes a complete introduction to all of the essential grammar,morphology, and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. The course will work through the entiretyof William D. Mounces, Basics of Biblical Greek. Upon completion of the course the studentwill possess a level of competency that will allow him/her to read and analyze the NewTestament, as well as other literature of the period, with limited help from a lexicon. Hence, thiscourse provides the student with the most important tool needed for interpreting the NewTestament and the other literature of the Koine period ﬁrst hand. No previous knowledge ofGreek is required and the time commitment is approximately 30 hrs/week, which presumes 4hours of outside preparation for every hour in class.Course ProtocolEach class will consist of a mix of lectures, workbook exercise review, hand-out review, andreview of assigned Quizzes and/or Tests. ALL HOMEWORK FROM THE WORKBOOK (WB)AND QUIZZES/TESTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN ON THE DAY FORWHICH IT IS ASSIGNED. For example, the assignment listed under Monday May 21st in thissyllabus (read Mounce Chapters 1-7 & WB 3 & 4) should be completed prior to the first meetingof the course. Students should prepare their own questions ahead of time, and they should beprepared to be called upon in class by the instructor in order to answer questions on relevantgrammatical elements from the assigned materials which are due for that day. Since the pace forthis course is rapid by necessity, the student must be both diligent in completing all of theassignments on time, and present at each class meeting in order to ensure a successful experiencewith the language. In the event that absence from class becomes unavoidable, the student shouldcontact the instructor via email in order to obtain powerpoint files for the relevant chapters whichwere missed.Required Textbooks1. William D. Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, 3rd ed., Zondervan, 2009.
2. William D. Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook, 3rd ed., Zondervan, 2009.Recommended Resources for More Advanced StudyA. Intermediate Greek Grammar and Syntax Texts: Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the NewTestament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.Zerwick, Maximilian. Biblical Greek. Translated by Joseph Smith. Rome: EPIB, 1963.B. The Standard Lexicons: Bauer, Walter. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Revised and edited by Frederick William Danker. Based on previous English editions translated and adapted by W. F. Arndt and W. F. Gingrich, and augmented by F. W. Danker. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. The standard lexicon focusing on the NT and its era. Liddell, Henry George, Robert Scott, et al. A Greek-English Lexicon. 9th ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940. The standard lexicon for all of Greek, including the classical period. C. The Standard Reader & Critical Versions of the Greek New Testament Newman, Barclay M. (ed.) UBS Greek New Testament: A Reader’s Edition. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers Inc, 2007. Novum Testamentum Graece, 27th. ed. of the Greek New Testament. Course ScheduleWeek 1Monday May 21st :• Course Introduction & Lecture on Mounce Chapters 3 & 4.• WB 3 & 4 (All exercises) In Class Review• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 5 “Introduction to English Nouns” & Chapter 6 “Nominative and Accusative, Definite Article”• Review of Quiz 1 Answers
• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 7 “Genitive and Dative”Wed May 23rd:• WB 6 - All Parsing, All Warmups, Translations #1-10• WB 7 (All except “Additional”)• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 8 “Prepositions and εἴµι” & Mounce Chapter 9 “Adjectives”Week 2Monday May 28th:• Review of Quiz 2 Answers• WB 8 - All Parsing, All Warmups, Translations #1-6, 9-10• WB 9 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations # 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 10 “Third Declension”Wednesday May 30th:• WB - Review #2 (pages 27-30 ALL)• WB 10 - All paradigms, parsing, and Warm-ups. Translations: #1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 11 “1st and 2nd Person Personal Pronouns”• Lecture Mounce Chapter 12 “αὐτός”Week 3Monday June 4th:• Review of Quiz 3Answers• WB 11 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations #1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9• WB 12 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups. Translations #2, 4, 6, 8, 10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 13 “Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives”• Cumulative Work Book In-Class Review (We will pick a selection of Additional Exercises from each WB chapter, analyze the grammar, and “sight-read” them together)
Wednesday June 6th:• Review of Quiz 4 Answers• WB 13 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups. Translations #1, 4, 5, 6, 10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 14 “Relative Pronoun”, Chapter 15 “Introduction to Verbs”, and Mounce Chapter 16 “Present Active Indicative”• TEST ONE (Mounce Chapters 1-12) Review of AnswersWeek 4Monday June 11th:• WB 16 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations #1-10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 17 “Contract Verbs”• Review of Quiz 5 Answers• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 18 “Present Middle/Passive Indicative”Wednesday June 13th:• Contract Vowel Handout Review• WB 17 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations #1, 2, 3, 6, 9-10• WB 18 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translation #1, 2, 3, 4, 9, Additional: #13, 14, 17• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 19 “Future Active/Middle IndicativeWeek 5Monday June 18th:• Review of Quiz 6 Answers• WB 19 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translation #1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 20 “Verbal Roots, and Other Forms of the Future”• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 21 “Imperfect Indicative”• WB Review # 4 (pages 81-82 ALL)
Wednesday June 20th:• Review of Quiz 7 Answers• WB 21 - All Parsing, All Exercises, Translation #1-10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 22 “Second Aorist Active Indicative”• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 23 “First Aorist Active/Middle Indicative”Week 6Monday June 25th:• WB 22 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translation #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10• Review of Quiz 7 Answers• WB 23 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translation #1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 24 “Aorist and Future Passive Indicative”• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 25 “Perfect Indicative”• Introduction to Verbal Aspect Theory (including pdf Handout)Wednesday June 27th:• WB 24 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translation #1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10• WB 25 - All Parsing. All Warm-ups, All Translations• Review of Quiz 9, 10, and 11 Answers• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 26 “Introduction to Participles”• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 27 “Present Adverbial Participles”Week 7Monday July 2nd:• WB Review # 5 (pages 104-106 Parsing and Translation only)• WB 27 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations # 1-13• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 28 “Aorist Adverbial Participles”• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 29 “Adjectival Participles”
• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 30 “Perfect Participles and Gentive Absolute• Review of Quiz 12 Answers• Introduction to Sentence Diagramming (including pdf Handout)Wednesday July 4th: NO CLASS (Independence Day)Thursday July 5th:• WB 28 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations #1-10• WB 29 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations #1-15• WB 30 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations #1-10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 31 “Subjunctive”• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 32 “Infinitive”Week 8Monday July 9th:• WB 31 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations # 1-10• WB 32 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations # 1-10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 33 “Subjunctive”• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 34 “Indicative of δίδωµι” & Mounce Chapter 35 “Nonindicative Forms of δίδωµι; Conditional SentencesWednesday July 11th:• WB 33 - All Parsing, All Warm-ups, Translations # 1-10• Lecture on Mounce Chapter 36 “ἵστηµι, τίθηµι, δείκνυµι”• WB 34 - All Parsing, Translations (odd # only)• WB 35 - All Parsing, Translations (odd # only)• WB 36 - All Parsing• Review of Final Exam (Mounce Chapters 1-33) Answers• Distribution of Materials for continued Intermediate Study of New Testament Greek (packet includes: a 1-Year Greek Reading Plan, an Outline for self-directed Intermediate Study, and a Vocabulary Outline for continued New Testament Greek Vocabulary Acquisition.