The learning approach in the Reading Biblical Greek course revolves around three core elements: grammar, vocabulary, and reading and translation.
Grammar. The grammar consists of micro-lessons, which break up information in small, digestible chunks. Each micro-lesson addresses a single point. This arrangement makes for easy comprehension and review. New learning is incremental and recursive—each new piece builds on and reinforces prior learning.
Vocabulary. As an essential complement to grammar, vocabulary is introduced at strategic points and is arranged first by what the student has been learning in grammar, and then by frequency.
Reading and Translation. The goal of this course is to enable students to read and translate the Greek of the New Testament. Thus, the content is structured and tied to a specific Greek text to enable reading as soon as possible. The student will have read and translated the whole of Mark 1–4 by the end of the course.
While Reading Biblical Greek only introduces students to information that is essential to grasp the fundamentals of the Greek language, it is informed by the latest and best of Greek and linguistic scholarship, enabling students to move seamlessly into further study.
- familiarity with the basic rules of New Testament Greek grammar
- a basic grasp of beginning-level Greek vocabulary
- experience in applying grammar and vocabulary lessons to actual translation
- confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools
Constantine R. Campbell
Ph.D., Macquarie University
Constantine R. Campbell is Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament, Paul and Union with Christ; Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative; and Outreach and the Artist. Dr. Campbell is a preacher, musician, and author, and lives in Chicago.
This Course is based on the book Reading Biblical Greek: A Grammar for Students by Richard J. Gibson and Constantine R. Campbell. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want offline access or want this book in your personal library as a long-term reference, you may purchase it by clicking on the button to the right which will link you to amazon.ca.
In addition to the course textbook, a workbook for this course is available for purchase at amazon.ca.