Greek Grammar Beyond The Basics

Course Description

For seminary students, pastors, and others seeking to learn biblical Greek, the goal of studying Greek grammar is accurate exegesis of biblical texts. Sound exegesis requires that a student consider grammar within a larger framework including context, lexeme, and other linguistic features. While the trend of some grammarians has been to take a purely grammatical approach to language learning, the Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics course integrates the technical requirements for proper Greek interpretation with the actual interests and needs of Bible students.

Systematically linking syntax and exegesis of the New Testament for second-year Greek students, professor and textual critic Daniel B. Wallace explores numerous syntactical categories, some of which are not covered in other Greek studies. This course equips students with the necessary skills to do exegesis of biblical texts in a way that is faithful to their intended meaning.

By completing this course, you'll gain:

  • greater familiarity with the syntax of New Testament Greek
  • insight into employing knowledge of Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax in sound exegesis
  • a deeper grasp of the meaning of Greek New Testament passages than first-year Greek studies can provide
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools

Course Instructor

Daniel B. Wallace

PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary

Daniel B. Wallace is Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (he has taught there for more than 28 years) and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He earned a B.A. at Biola University (1975) with a major in biblical studies and minor in Greek; graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a ThM degree (1979), with the equivalent of a major in Old Testament studies and a double major in New Testament Studies; graduated summa cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a Ph.D. in New Testament studies (1995). He has done postdoctoral study at Tyndale House, Christ’s College, Clare College, and Westminster College, Cambridge; the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (Institute for New Testament Textual Research), Münster, Germany, Tübingen University; Glasgow University; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library), Munich; as well as various libraries and monasteries in Europe, Australia, America, and Africa.


He has written, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than two dozen books, including Greek Grammar beyond the Basics, Basics of New Testament Syntax, and (with Grant Edwards) of A Workbook for New Testament Syntax. He has been finalist in the Gold Medallion Award for two books in different categories and an award for the best article in New Testament in Christianity Today’s fourth annual volume of Best in Theology (1990), and the Evangelical Press Association’s award for the best critical book review of the year (2012). Wallace has published in more journals than any faculty member in Dallas Seminary’s history.

Course Outline

1.   Nominative and Vocative

2.  Genitive

3.  Dative and Accusative

4.  Article

5.  Adjective

6.  Person and Number; Active Voice

7.  Middle and Passive Voice

8.  Indicative Mood


10.  Subjunctive, Optative, and Imperative Moods

11.   Present and Imperfect Tenses

12.  Aorist and Future Tenses

13.  Perfect and Pluperfect Tenses

14.  Infinitive

15.  Participle

16.  Conditional Sentences


Course Textbook and Resources

This Course is based on the book Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics by Daniel B. Wallace. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want off line 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 

In addition to the course textbook, a workbook for this course is available for purchase at

Course Details

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics

by Daniel B. Wallace

15 Units, Self-paced

20 Hours of Video

12 Months of Access to All Online Course Content

3 Credits toward a Certificate, Diploma or Degree

Support by a Clearwater College Professor

Cost: $510 CAN