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

Fall 2005

GK 328 • Acts

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30765 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
WAG 208
White, L.M.

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 history, The Acts of the Apostles. For those at the intermediate level (GK 328) the class will focus on reading and translating the Greek of Acts with grammatical and syntactic analysis. Since Acts is part of a two-volume work by the same author as the Gospel of Luke, we will also read some passages in the Gospel for stylistic comparison, as well as samples from other historical prose works by non-Christian authors. Students will be introduced to critical issues in ancient historiography and with tools of textual study, e.g., concordance and lexical aids. For those at the advanced level (GK 362) there will be an additiional written project for comparing the style and composition of Acts with other Hellenistic historical literature. 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. There will be regular in-class quizzes, as well as a Mid-Term and a Final Exam. Grading: 328 362 Class preparation/reading 25% 20% Quizzes 25% 20% Exams (mid-term and final) 50% 40% Final Paper 20%


Nestle & Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece (27th ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1993) H. Schmoller, Handkonkordanz sum Neuen Testament (revised ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1994). C.F.D. 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 Scotts Greek English Lexicon (Oxford: Clarendon, 1889; repr. 1997).


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