SCIF1006 The New Testament Greek

SCIF1006 is a General Education course which is available to all students at UNSW. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6


Cycle of offering: TBC

Graduate attributes: Students taking this course will learn the basics of Greek grammar and syntax and be able to read and appreciate short passages of Greek taken directly from the New Testamant.

This course will provide a firm basis for further study in the language.

More information: This recent course handout (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

If you are currently enrolled in SCIF1006, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course Overview

This course will provide an introduction to the language known as Koine Greek, in which the New Testament was written. It will cover some of the basic grammar and vocabulary of the language. By the end of the course, we will be reading some select passages from John's gospel. The course will also address basic grammatical ideas and structures common to all Indo-European languages.

The following topics will be covered in the given order.

  • The Alphabet
  • The Verb
  • Contracted verbs
  • Nouns
  • The Middle Voice
  • The First Declension
  • First Declension Masculine
  • Adjectives and Imperfect Tense
  • The Passive Voice
  • The Future and Aorist Tenses
  • Strong Aorist the Third Declension.