Biblical Languages Courses
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BL 101 Elementary Greek (4) Offered Fall. This course lays the foundation for the skills necessary to read and properly interpret the Greek New Testament. Students will be required to understand and memorize the most common vocabulary and paradigms, including first, second, and third declension nouns, the personal pronouns, present and aorist participles, and the most common tenses of the indicative mood.
BL 102 Elementary Greek (4) Offered Spring. Prereq.: BL 101. This course continues to lay the foundation for the skills necessary to read and properly interpret the Greek New Testament. Students will continue the memorization of vocabulary and paradigms, including the infinitive, contract and liquid verbs, subjunctive and imperative moods, and all remaining forms of the noun, adjective, and pronoun. Translation skills are enhanced by weekly assignments in the translation of John’s first epistle.
BL 201 Intermediate Greek (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: At least “C-” in BL 102. This course builds on the vocabulary and grammatical skills acquired in BL 101 and BL 102. Instruction will focus on the most common syntactical categories as well as the case system of the Greek New Testament. The student will translate from the Gospel of Mark and perform a number of diachronic Greek word studies.
BL 202 Intermediate Greek (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: BL 201. This course builds on the vocabulary and syntactical skills acquired in BL 201. Instruction will focus on the syntax of the Greek verb and all other parts of speech, as well as the diagrammatical process. The student will continue to translate from the Gospel of Mark and provide a diagrammatical analysis from those texts. A detailed exegesis with word studies and diagrams will be written from a specific passage of Scripture.
BL 445 Elementary Hebrew (3) Offered Fall. A beginning analysis of elementary Hebrew including alphabet, vowels, nouns, particles, adjectives, and other parts of speech. The student majors on learning the strong verb system and basic vocabulary while translating passages from the book of Genesis.
BL 446 Elementary Hebrew (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: BL 445. A continuation of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. The student will be introduced to the weak verb system. Translation is done from the book of Ruth.