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BGK1121 Biblical Greek 1A

Greek 1A is the first step on the journey towards reading and interpreting the Greek New Testament.  By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define approximately 300 common Greek words.
  • Identify the diagnostics for parsing Greek nouns and adjectives.
  • Parse and form Greek nouns and adjectives correctly.
  • Translate and interpret Greek nouns, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns correctly.
  • Translate simple passages of the Greek NT into English.
  • Participate in simple Greek conversations.

BGK1122 Biblical Greek 1B

Greek 1B is the second step in a four-step journey towards learning to read the Greek New Testament.  By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the diagnostics for each tense and voice of the indicative verb system.
  • Parse, form, translate and interpret indicative verbs correctly.
  • Translate portions of the New Testament from Greek into English.

BGK2121 Biblical Greek 2A

Greek 2A is the third step on the journey towards reading and interpreting the Greek New Testament. This course builds on the foundation laid in Greek 1A and 1B.  By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Cover all the foundational grammar and translate and interpret whole passages.
  • Master the Greek non-indicative verb system (participles, infinitives, subjunctives, and imperatives), as well as the μι-verbs.
  • Memorize and understand the diagnostic features for participles, subjunctives, infinitives, and imperatives.
  • Parse all categories of Greek verbs correctly, and explain their formation.
  • Interpret and translate sentences from Greek into English.

BGK2122 Biblical Greek 2B

Greek 2B is the fourth and final step on the journey towards reading and interpreting the Greek New Testament. We have spent three courses laying the foundations to read Greek. All the foundations are laid, and now we are going to put all the pieces together. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Read, interpret, and translate selected passages from the Greek New Testament.
  • Translate passages from the Greek New Testament into English and provide notes to explain alternatives and motivate choices.
  • Identify morphological, textual, lexical, grammatical, or theological difficulties in the Greek text of New Testament pericopes.
  • Propose and/or evaluate possible solutions to difficulties in interpreting or translating the Greek text of New Testament pericopes.

BHB1121 Biblical Hebrew 1A

The Biblical Hebrew course is the first of two modules covering the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar.  By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • identify the Hebrew nouns, pronouns, adjectives, the construct chain, and the entirety of the Qal verb stem.
  • focus on the communicative function in modern Hebrew.

BHB1122 Biblical Hebrew 1B

The Biblical Hebrew course is the second of two modules covering the basics of Biblical Hebrew grammar.  By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • derive stems from the Biblical text
  • use some of the methods and tools used in the study of North-Western Semitic languages and the Hebrew bible.

BHB2121 Biblical Hebrew 2A

By the end of this course the student should:
  • Have mastered Biblical Hebrew vocabulary for verbs occurring 10 or more times and their most frequently attested cognates (Landes – List I, p.47-126)
  • Be able to read and translate most Biblical Hebrew narrative with relative ease
  • Be able to interact minimally with the text critical apparatus of the BHS
  • Be able to Interact and dialogue with technical commentaries such as the WBC
  • Be familiar with most syntactical constructions of the noun and verb

BHB2122 Biblical Hebrew 2B

By the end of this course the student should:
  • Have mastered Biblical Hebrew vocabulary for verbs occurring 10 or more times and their most frequently attested cognates (Landes – List I, p.47-126)
  • Be able to read and translate most Biblical Hebrew narrative with relative ease
  • Be able to interact with the text critical apparatus of the BHS
  • Be familiar with most syntactical constructions of the verb and prepositions