Greek Reading: Epistles

crosslisted as BN9505C

Dr Catherine Playoust
Not Offered in 2020

This unit is designed to consolidate and develop the language skills gained from introductory studies in Koine Greek (New Testament Greek). Students will translate and analyse excerpts of epistles taken predominantly from the New Testament but also from contemporaneous Greek writings. They will revise and extend their knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, exegesis and textual criticism in the course of this process.


AL9201C and AL9202C or equivalent


face-to-face 3-hour weekly classes in semester (small class option: 2-hours)


  • three 1,250-word assignments 3 x 21%
  • one 2,000-word report 37%

Set Text Recommended for Purchase

Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece. [With Barclay M. Newman, A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament, rev. ed., 2010.] 28th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012.


  • Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The Greek New Testament. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2014.
  • Danker, Frederick W., Walter Bauer, and William Arndt. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Koine Greek Reader: Selections from the New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian Writers. Grand Rapids, MN: Kregel, 2007.
  • Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Liddell, Henry G., Robert Scott, and Henry S. Jones. A Greek-English Lexicon. 9th ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996.
  • Metzger, Bruce M., and Bart D. Ehrman. The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Van Voorst, Robert E. Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary. 3rd ed. Resources for Biblical Study. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MN: Zondervan, 1996.
  • Zerwick, Max. Biblical Greek: Illustrated by Examples. Edited by Joseph Smith. Scripta Pontificii Instituti Biblici 114. Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1963.