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New Testament Greek texts I - 20 credits (RT3209)

Module Tutor: Dr Nic Baker-Brian

Summary of course content

This module begins the advanced study of the Greek New Testament. Students will be required to translate and exegete a number of passages from the gospels and epistles of the New Testament. In addition, there will be critical study of the manuscript traditions of the New Testament (i.e. Text-critical work), incl. examination of variant readings.

Credits: 20

Availability of module: Alternate years

Prerequisites: RT3327 New Testament Greek Texts 2

Necessary for: N/A


To enable students to develop their Greek language skills in relation to the study of the New Testament.
To introduce students to the practice of biblical exegesis.
To give students the opportunity to understand and use the critical apparatus of the Greek New Testament.

Learning outcomes

Competence in the Greek language, sufficient to translate intelligently unseen passages of the New Testament.

Teaching methods

Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials


One 3-hour exam  (75%), one essay (20%), one presentation (5%)

Suggested book purchases

F. Beetham, An Introduction to New Testament Greek (1993)
E. Nestle and K. Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece (1993)

Suggested preparatory reading

B.M. Metzger, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration with B.D. Ehrman (2005)

Primary sources

E. Nestle and K. Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece (1993)