Learn New Testament Greek to Engage God's Word More Deeply

Learn the essentials of New Testament Greek fast! Works in conjunction with the textbook NT Greek Stripped Down
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 9.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

JOIN 135+ STUDENTS!

Read the New Testament in high definition by engaging it in the language it was written!

This is a companion video course for the textbook New Testament Greek Stripped Down. The course contains video lessons corresponding to the 11 chapters of the textbook designed to teach you the essentials of New Testament Greek in conjunction with Bible software.

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Has very useful downloads. Covers a great deal of understanding of the Greek language. — Udemy review

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In this course you will learn:

  • All of the basics of New Testament Greek grammar
  • How to pronounce Greek utilizing the Erasmian pronunciation
  • How to read and understand a Greek lexicon
  • How to engage with the Greek New Testament utilizing Logos Bible Software

FULL, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, REFUND IF YOU AREN'T COMPLETELY SATISFIED :-)

What are the requirements?

  • Logos Bible Software, Biblical Languages base pack
  • New Testament Greek Stripped Down (Scholars Publisher)
  • A Workbook for New Testament Greek Stripped Down

What am I going to get from this course?

  • An introduction to the entirety of New Testament Greek Grammar
  • How to access Greek in Logos Bible Software
  • Proper lexicon use
  • Prepares students who desire to go further in NT Greek studies

What is the target audience?

  • Bible College students
  • Seminary students
  • Students of the Bible

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction And Alphabet (ch. 1)
02:52
A brief introduction to the course.
31:01

Here is a statistic for you—100% of the New Testament was written using Greek letters. How else can you learn how to read and speak a language than by learning the the alphabet? Learning this chapter thoroughly will equip you for proper reading, recognition, and pronunciation of the Greek New Testament. 

Topics covered:

  • Greek alphabet
  • Greek vowels and diphthongs
  • Greek consonant types
  • Consonant interactions
  • Accents and other marks

Section 2: Greek Nouns (chs. 2–3)
53:33
20% of the New Testament is nouns; all of the people, places, and things mentioned in the New Testament are nouns. They are one of the primary parts of any language and thus essential to understand.


Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Greek inflection
  • Nouns Cases
  • Noun Gender
  • Noun number
  • Lexical forms
  • 1st Declension
  • 2nd Declension
  • 3rd Declension

37:40
While the previous chapter explained how nouns are formed, this chapter focuses on the function of the noun cases: nominative, genitive, dative, and accusative.


Topics covered:

  • Review of previous chapter
  • Nominative case functions
  • Genitive case functions

35:29
Part 2 of Chapter 3.


Topics covered:

  • Dative case functions
  • Accusative case functions
  • Nouns in a Greek lexicon

Section 3: Indicative Verbs (chs. 4–5)
54:45
20% of the New Testament is verbs, 28,110 in total—half of these are in what is called the Indicative mood (you’ll understand what this means soon enough!). Verbs are a core component of any language, describing the action in sentences. Greek verbs are also very nuanced, robust, and flexible—and inflected like nouns. Having a thorough knowledge of Greek verbs is essential to understanding the Greek New Testament, they are quite literally where all of the action is!


Topics covered:

  • Types of verbs
  • Verbal aspect
  • Greek verb components
    • Verb tenses
    • Verb voice
    • Verb mood
    • Verb person
    • Verb number
  • Greek Indicative verb formation

41:14
The last chapter focused on the strong verb, using the example of λύω, as well as vowel contractions and consonant interactions that can happen. With λύω, the -λυ- part was consistent. Because it was consistent, we could clearly see the affixes attached to make the different tense & voice combinations. The reality, though, is that most verbs aren’t neat and tidy like this. Furthermore, there is another group of verbs, called μι verbs, that are very different. This chapter will begin by discussing principal parts and then introduce you to various alternative patterns.


Topics covered:

  • Greek principal parts
  • Lexical middle verbs
  • contract verbs
  • compound verbs
  • 2Aorist verbs
  • μι verbs

Section 4: Other Parts of Speech (chs. 6–7)
01:00:19
32% of the New Testament is composed of words that fill in detail and give life to the text. Pronouns stand in place of nouns, the word “the” in Greek does a lot more than “the” in English, and adjectives have a robust life in the Greek language. Learning and appreciating these types of words will bring out the life and color of the Greek New Testament as you read and study it.

Topics Covered:

  • The Definite Article
  • What the Definite Article can do
  • Adjective formation
  • What adjectives can do
  • Pronoun formation
  • Different types of pronouns and what they can do
  • Cardinal numbers
  • Ordinal numbers

29:36
Phrases and clauses are groups of words that work together to say something. Every word in the Greek New Testament is in a phrase or clause. While we can trust for the most part the editors of our modern Greek New Testament who added commas, colons, and periods, it is because of the the knowledge of Greek clauses that they knew where to place those marks in the first place. Understanding how these units are introduced and what they do in larger paragraphs will help you to better understand Greek structure.

Topics Covered:

  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections and particles
  • Phrases
  • Independent clauses
  • Dependent clauses

Section 5: Participles (chs. 8–9)
59:37
Many a grammarian has echoed the sentiments that the mastery of the Greek participle is mastery of Greek itself. Participles are robust in their meaning and usage—it often takes many words in English to translate what a participle is doing. One out of every four verb forms is a participle, they are everywhere! Because of their frequency and complexity of usage, it would be better to start working with participles earlier, except a student needs many other pieces in place first, because participles are part verb and part adjective. Let the fun begin!

Topics covered:

  • Description of participles
  • How participles are formed
  • Participles acting like adjectives

21:24
The difficulty with participles is not only how they are formed, but also how they can function. Participles can do such a wide range of things that they can be daunting. But because participles are so numerous, you cannot ignore them.

Topics covered:

  • Nominative participle with equative verbs
  • Nominative participle in verbless clauses
  • Periphrastic participle
  • Genitive absolute participle

32:35
This video continues the discussion on chapter 9.

Topic covered:

  • Adverbial participles

Section 6: Non-Indicative Verbs and Infinitives (chs. 10–11)
48:42
Wandering outside of the Indicative mood takes us into the realm of possibility. When a command is given, request is made, or a possibility is discussed, verbs in the Subjunctive, Imperative, and Optative are used. 3,556 of these non-indicative verbs occur, which is almost 1 in 4 verbs in the New Testament.


Topics covered:

  • Subjunctive verb formation
  • Subjunctive function
  • Conditional sentences
  • Imperative verb formation
  • Imperative function
  • Optative verb formation

34:41
While not quite as difficult or frequent as participles, infinitives are nonetheless another verbal form that is peppered throughout the NT. One out of every ten verb forms is an infinitive, so they occur quite often. Because infinitives are another hybrid form, this time part verb and part noun, they can function in numerous different ways.

Topics covered:
  • Infinitive formation
  • Infinitive-as-noun functions
  • Infinitive function in discourse
  • Infinitive complementary function
  • Infinitives adverbial functions
00:48
A final word to conclude.
Section 7: The Singing Grammarian
00:54

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:22

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:32

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:43

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

02:05

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:07

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

00:54

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

02:31

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

02:32

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

00:58

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:35

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

02:02

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:55

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

02:20

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

02:08

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:38

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

01:37

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

02:23

Part of the Singing Grammarian: 18 songs and visual presentations to learn NT Greek grammar.

These can also be viewed on YouTube, or downloaded as HD video and mp3 audio for all of your devices for just $5.

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Instructor Biography

Danny Zacharias, EduPreneur, Tech Ninja, Bible Geek, Professor, Author

Dr. H. Daniel Zacharias is a professor, speaker, author, tech ninja, and is a full time professor at Acadia University.

Danny is passionate about productivity and utilizing technology effectively. He is a an avid reader on leadership, productivity, and business success. Danny has turned this passion in his life into eBooks for college and university students as well as Udemy courses.

Danny's training and full-time gig is in Biblical studies. He works hard to help people understand the message of the Bible and to teach them to be responsible readers. He is also passionate about utilizing emerging technology in education. This shows in his personal website, where he provides quality multimedia resources for learning Greek, including apps, videos, and songs, as well as his informational blog. Danny is a graduate of Providence College (BA), Acadia University (M.A., MDiv.) and Ph.D. (HTC/Aberdeen). He and his wife, Maria, live in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with their two sons, daughter, and cat.

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