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Undergraduate Course: Intermediate New Testament Greek (BIST08018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryConsolidation of grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament and readings in selected passages.
Course description Academic Description:
This is a second level course, building on the introduction to New Testament Greek offered by BIST08014. Students will consolidate their grasp of both the grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament through close reading of biblical passages.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
The course is structured around a number of New Testament texts. These vary each year, but a possible curriculum might be the following: John 1-3, Mark 14-16, Matthew 1-2, Philippians.

Student Learning Experience Information:
The course meets once a week over the whole year for a two-hourly block (with a break in the middle). We shall work through the set passage, verse by verse, paying attention to vocabulary, grammar and exegetical matters. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to share what they have read in commentaries with the rest of the class. Participants will demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes through the class test (at the end of the first semester) and the final exam.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introducing New Testament Greek (BIST08014)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Divinity/Religious Studies course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 149 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Class test (40%) + Degree exam (60%)
Students must achieve a minimum mark of 40% in both components in order to pass the course.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a good reading ability in New Testament Greek.
  2. Show an acquaintance with the major tools of Greek exegesis: grammars, lexica, and concordances.
  3. Tackle a range of New Testament writings in Greek.
  4. Show an ability to navigate the textual apparatus of modern Greek New Testament editions.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserDr Matthew Novenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
Course secretaryMs Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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