Class Information


The aim of this course is to bring students a working facility with the Greek New Testament. Its primary objective is to enable students to read and exegete the original sacred text, to their profit and that of their hearers. In keeping with this goal, exercises and readings will be taken almost exclusively from Scripture, and students will begin exegesis as soon as a very fundamental knowledge of the language allows.

As the Lord in his providence has preserved His Word over the centuries, so He has preserved the knowledge of the Biblical languages, that His Church may continue to rightly divide the Word of Truth. To each generation is given the joyous privilege and responsibility of learning the ancient languages of Scripture. It is especially needful in this time of cultural decline and famine for the Word, that we equip the next generation to faithfully hold forth the Word of Life.

The primary text for the course is William D. Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek text, and its accompanying workbook, both available from Amazon.


The course is open to students in good standing 15 years of age and older, and adults. Exceptions to the minimum age limit will be considered on a case by case basis. The course is 4 semesters, and the tuition is $150 per semester. Class size is limited to 12 students, first come, first served. Initial enrollment of up to 15 students is accepted, in consideration of probable attrition. Tuition is refundable if the student drops within the first 2 weeks of the semester. Scholarships will be considered on a case by case basis. Specific inquiries about this course may be made to the instructor at

Demands of the Course

Before committing to take this class, you should count the costs. The rewards are indeed great, and the time commitment is commensurate. To reap the rich fruits of success in this course, you should plan to study at least 1 to 1.5 hours a day, 5-6 days per week. Study groups can definitely be helpful, and are encouraged.

Time and Place

Classes are about 2 hours long, with a short break in the middle. They will be held once per week, probably in the early evening. We will make our best efforts to accommodate everyone’s schedule. Classes will begin in the 2nd week of September, and there will be scheduled breaks for holidays. The full schedule for the semester will be available here once it is finalized. Location is yet to be determined.

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Semester 1 Schedule

Date    Chapters Content
9/1x    1,2,3 Introduction, requirements, grading, purpose, History of Greek, Alphabet, Pronunciation
9/2x    4 Punctuation, Syllabification
9/2x    5,6 Nouns – 1st and 2nd declension, Nominative and Accusative cases, the definite article
10/x    7 Genitive and Dative cases
10/1x    8 Prepositions
10/1x    9 Adjectives / Review for Exam
10/2x    Mid-term Exam
11/x    10 3rd declension nouns
11/x    11 1st and 2nd personal pronouns
11/1x    12 3rd personal pronouns
11/2x    13 Demonstrative pronouns
11/2x    14 Relative pronouns / Review for Exam
12/x    Final Exam

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Enclitics and the Rules of Accent

This question has been raised:

“On #8 in parsing on the worksheet for chapter ten, the “τινες” has no accent.
We can’t figure out how we ought to parse it, since both of the identical words in the book have accents [one on the penult, one on the ultima.]"

The confusion has to do with the nature of enclitics, as they relate to the rules of accent.

The indefinite pronoun, (τις, τι) is enclitic (throws its accent back), like most forms of εἰμι (BBG 8.12).

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Posted by Διδάσκαλος Ἀνδρέας and last updated on Dec 13, 2011

The Importance of Biblical Languages

An excerpt from: “To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany That They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools” (1524) by Dr. Martin Luther

“All right,” you say again, "suppose we do have schools; what is the use of teaching Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and the other liberal arts?

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Posted by Διδάσκαλος Ἀνδρέας and last updated on Dec 13, 2011