New Testament Greek 1

New Testament Greek 1, THL101 (BTh) and THL417 (Graduate Diploma Theology), is being taught in 2018 at United Theological College, Monday nights, by Dr Jeff Aernie.

This foundational subject develops the competence needed to begin to read the New Testament in Koine (Common) Greek. It does this by introducing students to the basic grammar and vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. The subject draws attention to the significance of New Testament Greek for Biblical and theological study.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic Greek grammar
  • be able to recognise a significant amount of the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament
  • be able to translate relatively simple passages from the Greek New Testament into English
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of New Testament Greek for further biblical and theological study
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning


The subject will cover the following topics:

  • Greek alphabet
  • Greek vocabulary
  • Nouns
  • Prepositions
  • Greek article
  • Adjectives
  • Pronouns
  • Thematic verbs
  • Beginning translation (from Greek to English)
  • The value of New Testament Greek for biblical and theological study