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Biblical Greek: Part 2 – Multiple Languages


Working knowledge of biblical Greek is critical to understanding and translating the New Testament. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced learner, lessons 16–33 of this certificate program can help you become a fluent reader of biblical Greek by providing the resources, system, and motivation you need to learn efficiently, retain effectively, and develop fluency during every stage of the language learning process. The goal is not to just learn and retain Greek but to be able to actually use it!

Certificate Learning Objectives

  • Vocabulary: Words learned—432 content words (for a total of 792 words; also excludes grammatical words)
  • Language Skills:
    1. Reading proficiency: Be able to read simplified biblical texts without the aid of a dictionary and with a fair degree of fluency (about 100 words per minute)
    2. Writing proficiency: Can construct complex sentences and write simple stories
    3. Listening proficiency: Can listen to and understand simplified biblical texts without the aid of a dictionary 
    4. Speaking proficiency: Can construct complex sentences and tell simple stories
  • Grammar Knowledge:
    1. Morphology: Form and parse some of the most common 3rd declension noun patterns, all major verb forms, the basics of participles, the subjunctive mood, ε-contract verbs, and less common prepositions and conjunctions
    2. Syntax: How and why word order is affected by voice, the ordering of different quantifiers and determiners, the structure of common conjunctions and how their interpretation relates to their structure
    3. Semantics: Most uses of the verbal forms are described using the semantic categories of tense, aspect, mood, and modality; most uses of the cases; the basic semantics of scalar adjectives; knowledge of the functions of less common particles, prepositions, and conjunctions

Note: These skills will vary from student to student, depending on whether they concentrate on speaking, writing, listening, or reading. There are opportunities to practice all of these skills within the application, but it is up to the students to focus on what they deem to be most necessary.

Before registering for this course, you will need to have completed Biblical Greek: Part 1 to interact and identify with the material discussed in this course.


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