Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Recognise and reproduce the Hebrew and Greek alphabets
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic Hebrew and Greek grammar
- Demonstrate recognition of elementary vocabulary in Biblical Hebrew and Greek
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of relevant grammatical and lexical tools
- Translate simple phrases from Biblical Hebrew and Greek into English
- Utilise the resources of bible software for translation and interpretation
- Articulate issues that impact on the translation and interpretation of historical languages and their impact for exegesis.
- Identify key ideas in the original languages and articulate the theological issues relating to their translation.
- Weekly tests (50%)
- One exegetical paper in either language (2,000 words) (25%)
- One essay in a different language to the exegetical paper (2,000 words) (25%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Accordance Bible Software, Oaktree Software, www.accordancebible.com
- Duff, Jeremy. The Elements of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3rd edn, 2005
- Fields, Lee M. Hebrew for the Rest of Us. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013.
- Mounce, William D. Greek for the Rest of Us. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013.
- Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2009.
- Silzer, Peter James and Thomas John Finley, How Biblical Languages Work: A Student’s Guide to Learning Greek and Hebrew. Grand Rapids MI: Kregel Publications, 2004