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Bi. 120
New Testament Greek

RESOURCES:

Machen, J. Gresham, NEW TESTAMENT GREEK FOR BEGINNERS
Metzger, Bruce M. LEXICAL AIDS FOR STUDENTS OF NEW TESTAMENT GREEK
Thompson, David L. STUDY GUIDE FOR J. GRESHAM MACHEN'S NEW TESTAMENT GREEK FOR BEGINNERS
Nestle, E., ed., NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE, 27th ed., or INT. GREEK NT, 3d ed.
[N.B. Nestle is required in Bi 216]

(Class handouts will supplement the above resources.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Objectives: At the conclusion of the course a student should be able to:

1. distinguish clearly between the Greek noun, verb, and participle;
2. recognize and identify the principal and syntactical units in New Testament Greek;
3. explain the significance of the primary syntactical relationships in New Testament Greek;
4. recall a minimum of basic vocabulary;
5. read sentences typical of the New Testament;
6. recognize some of the importance of language study for biblical and theological work.


LOGISTICS:

There are five modes of learning and evaluation that will be used in this course:

1. Daily class participation is expected. There is no substitute for regular day by day study in a new language. Class participation will not be "graded," but it is important! Students must feel free to try—errors should never be a source of embarrassment but an occasion for learning.

2. Five Lab Sections are led by Teaching Assistants to aid the student in mastering the material. Tutorial assistance will be available Monday through Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. for students desiring individual help.

3. Written exercises which accompany classwork will be checked to monitor progress but will not be graded.

4. Four one-hour quizzes and two three-hour examinations will be given during this course. The quizzes will serve to evaluate the progress made at particular points during the course. The examinations will check the cumulative learning of the student. In the judgment of the instructor the student's progress must indicate satisfactory preparation for Bi 216 in the Fall in order for the student to pass the course.

5. Review on one's own and/or in the spontaneous formation of study groups at library or elsewhere (Website consultation encouraged).


SCHEDULE: (* indicates 8:30 starting time for the Quiz):

Week 1

Mon. June 8 Class: Lessons I-III
Lab Sessions: review class presentation and consult Thompson Workbook
Assignment: Study Lessons I-III
[Such an assignment intends always that the necessary vocabulary, the paradigms, and the principles given in the lesson will be mastered. Write out all Greek to English sentences. The English to Greek sentences may be omitted.]

Tue. June 9 Class: Lessons IV- V
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons IV-V

Wed. June 10 Class: Lessons VI-VII
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons VI-VII
Review for Quiz over I-VII

* Thur. June 11 Class: QUIZ #1 COVERING I-VII
Quiz #1
Lab Sessions: review quiz and identify typical problems (Website)
Assignment: General Review

Fri. June 12 Class: Brief Quiz Review.
Lessons VIII-IX
No Lab Sessions
Assignment: Study Lessons VIII-IX
Friday Review


Week 2

Mon. June 15 Class: Lesson X
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lesson X

Tue. June 16 Class: Lessons XI-XII
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment:Study Lessons XI-XII

Wed. June 17 Class: Lessons XIII-XIV
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons XIII-XIV
Begin to fill in verb sheets
Review for Quiz over VIII-XIV

*Thur. June 18 Class: QUIZ # 2 COVERING VIII-XIV
Lab Sessions: review quiz and identify typical problems (Website)
Assignment: General Review

Fri. June 19 Class: Brief Quiz Review. Lessons XV-XVI
No Lab Sessions
Assignment: Study Lessons XV-XVI

Week 3

Mon. June 22 Class: Lesson XVII
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lesson XVII

Tue. June 23 Class: Lesson XVIII
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lesson XVIII

Wed. June 24 Class: Lessons XIX-XX
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons XIX-XX
Review for Quiz over XV-XX

* Thur. June 25 Class: QUIZ # 3 COVERING XV-XX
Lab Sessions: review quiz and identify typical problems (Website)
Assignment: General Review

Fri. June 26 Class: Brief Quiz Review. Lesson XXI
No Lab Sessions
Assignment: Study Lesson XXI

Week 4

Mon. June 29 Class: Lessons XXII-XXIII
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons XXII-XXIII

Tue. June 30 Class: Lessons XXIV-XXV
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons XXIV-XXV
Begin Review for exam

Wed. July 1 Class: Lesson XXVI
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lesson XXVI
Review Lessons I-XXVI

* Thur. July 2 Class: EXAMINATION OVER I-XXVI
No Lab Sessions

Friday July 3 No Class - Review of Exam on Website
No Lab Sessions
Assignment: General Review

Week 5

Mon. July 6 Class: Lessons XXVII-XXVIII
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons XXVII-XXVIII

Tue. July 7 Class: Lesson XXIX
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lesson XXIX
Review for Quiz over XXVII-XXIX

Wed. July 8 Class: Review Lessons XXVII-XXIX
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons XXVII-XXIX

* Thur. July 9 Class: Quiz #4 covering XXVII-XXIX
Lab Sessions: review quiz and identify typical problems (Website)
Assignment: Review

Fri. July 10 Class: Lessons XXX-XXXI
No Lab Sessions
Assignment: Study Lessons XXX-XXXI

Week 6

Mon. July 13 Class: Lessons XXXII-XXXIII
Lab Sessions: as above
Assignment: Study Lessons XXXII-XXXIII

Tues. July 14 Class: Reading and Review -Mark 1
Lab Sessions: Mark 1
Assignment: Study Reading
Begin Final Review

Wed. July 15 Class: Reading and Review - Mark 1
Lab Sessions: Mark 1
Assignment: as above

Thur. July 16 Class: Reading and Review -Mark 1
Lab Sessions: Mark 1
Assignment: as above
Continue Final Review

Fri. July 17 NO CLASS
Assignment: Continue Final Review
(NB: Final may be taken Friday or Monday)

Monday JULY 20 FINAL EXAMINATION (If not taken on Friday)

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