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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Fall 2008

GK 328 • Pauline Epistles

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33015 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
WAG 112
White, L.

Course Description

his course is designed to give intermediate and advance students experience and facility with elements of koine (or Hellenistic) Greek as employed in the earliest Christian literature, the letters of Paul. For those at the intermediate level (GK 328)the class will focus on reading and translating the Greek of Paul's letters with grammatical and syntactic analysis. Readings will survey the range of Pauls letters from earlier to later periods. Some will be read as a whole; others only in part to sample the flavor of language and composition. In addition students will be introduced to critical issues in Pauline letter formation and the tools for study of Pauline language and context, e.g., concordance and lexical aids. In addition to regular readings and quizzes, students will be expected to complete one essay project analyzing language of Pauls letters. All students are expected to be prepared for daily readings in class of assigned sections of text. The schedule of readings plus additional readings and preparation will be given at the beginning of the semester.


Nestle & Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece (27th ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1993) H. Schmoller, Handkonkordanz sum Neuen Testament (revised ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1994). A. Malherbe, Paul and the Popular Philosophers (Augsburg) C.F. Moule, An Idiom Book of New Testament Greek (2nd ed.; Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1960). An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon founded upon the 7th edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek English Lexicon (Oxford: Clarendon, 1889; repr. 1997).


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