Learn How to Pronounce Biblical Greek
What you'll learn
- How to pronounce Biblical Greek
- Gain familiarity with how the biblical text is supposed to sound
- Identify the most important components to biblical Greek
- Understand the difference between Modern Greek and Erasmian Greek
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites.
- Everyone is welcome!
This course teaches you how to pronounce Biblical Greek. It is designed for beginners as well as those who previously learned Greek pronunciation but need a refresher (or learned the so-called Erasmian Pronunciation). We will use Modern Greek Pronunciation to learn how to pronounce Biblical (or Koine) Greek. Modern Greek Pronunciation is the pronunciation closest to how the authors of the Greek New Testament spoke.
In about a dozen lessons, we will learn everything you need to know about how to pronounce the beautiful language of Biblical Greek. We will focus on a few letters at a time, learning how to pronounce them with confidence and accuracy. We will also include discussion of accent marks, vowels, consonants, diphthongs, and clusters of vowels and consonants.
As a result, by the time you finish this course, you will be able to say any word in Greek, whether in the Greek Bible (Old or New Testament), and you will also be able to say any word in Modern Greek. In this way, if you choose to travel to Greece one day, you will have learned the way locals say and pronounce Greek, which is closer to how the authors of the New Testament would have spoken Greek than the way it is often taught in seminaries and colleges.
Who this course is for:
- If you want to learn how to pronounce Biblical Greek
- If you want to one day visit Greece
Dr. Derek Cooper is managing director of Thomas Institute, an educational travel company specializing in learning on location. He also manages Dodekagram, a spiritual formation organization designed for people living in a digital age. He is the author of more than a dozen books and has given lectures all over the world. He has visited more than 75 countries and earned a PhD in the history of religion and an MBA in entrepreneurial management. He additionally runs a YouTube channel called Thomas Institute.