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

Fall 2003

GK 362 • Advanced Christian Greek

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29010 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
WEL 3.260

Course Description

This 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 Paul's 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 Paul's letters.

Grading Policy

Class preparation/reading 20% Quizzes/tests 60% (quizzes - 20%; MT - 20%; Final Exam - 20%) Paper/project 20%

For those at the advanced level (GK 362) there will be an additional written project for comparing Paul's language and style with other Hellenistic Greek writings, especially in Greek Epistolography.


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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