• Accademic Unit
    Facoltà di Teologia
  • Course
    Baccalaureato in Teologia

Contents: A general introduction to Koinè Greek: alphabet e pronunciation,
useful vocabulary, basic nominal and verbal morphology, rudiments
of syntax.
Aims: Being able to read the Greek version of the NT, to analyze its
grammar, and to translate texts of low difficulty from the Gospels. Acquire
a basic vocabulary.
Method: Lectures, exercises in class.
Final exam: Written test.
Dott.ssa Laura Paladino

Course description: The class is geared towards the learning the basic
aspects of New Testament Greek morphology and syntax. Particular attention
is going to aid the students to learning the inflections of the Greek
Language. An inflection is an alteration of the words which adds suffixes or
prefixes to the word-roots in order to indicate grammatical features such as
person, number, case, mood, aspect and tense. The inflection of the nouns
and adjectives is called declension. On the other hand, the inflection of the
verbs is called conjugation. Because Biblical Greek involves a very specific
set of vocabulary and a very specific set of grammar rules, students must
practice and learn them by memory in order to master the tools of the language.
Course objectives: As the original language of the New Testament,
Biblical Greek is indispensable for anyone undertaking a critical reading of
Sacred Scripture. “A knowledge of [...] the biblical languages is foundational
and should be given the emphasis that Church teaching accords it” (PPF
Fifth Edition, 189). Seminarian is able to read Koiné Greek and knows basic
morphology and Syntax of the Biblical texts with the help of Greek Lexica
and Exegetical and Theological Dictionaries. Seminarian is able to identify
important terms of the NT and is able to discern their inherence for the NT.
Course requirements: Prerequisites. There are no specific requirements
for this introductory class on Biblical Greek. However, students who
have had Latin are most likely to do better in this class. Homeworks.There
will be weekly assignments from the Greek grammar book. These assignments
are important for they keep the students the learning process by doing
translations from the NTG. All Homeworks represent 50% of the final
grade. Drills/Quizzes. There will be


  • Semestre: 1° Semestre
  • ECTS: 4


Laura Carmen PALADINO

Lesson schedule

Lessons schedule not available


  • The adopted manual grammar will be announced during
    the class. Optional: A. WIKGREN, The Greek New Testament, London
    1966 (it includes A Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament).
    Dott.ssa Laura Paladino

    Basic bibliography: W. BAUER, Griechisch-deutsches Wörterbuch zu
    den Schriften des Neuen Testaments und der frühchristlichen Literatur (ed.
    K. & B. Aland) (Berlin – New York, de Gruyter, 61988); tr. ingl. W. BAUER –
    F. W. DANKER – W. F. ARNDT – F. W. GINGRICH, A Greek-English Lexicon of
    the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago – London:
    University of Chicago, 2000). NESTLE-ALAND, Novum Testamentum Graece
    (Münster: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012); J. SWETNAM, An Introduction
    to the Study of New Testament Greek, Vol I and II (Rome: Pontificio Instituto
    Biblico, 1998); M. ZERWICK, Graecitas biblica Novi Testamenti exemplis
    illustratur (SPIB 92; Romae: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1966); M.
    ZERWICK, Analysis philologica Novi Testamenti Graeci (SPIB 107; Romae:
    Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1966); tr. ingl. A Grammatical Analysis of
    the Greek New Testament (ed. M. Grosvenor) (Roma: Pontificio Istituto
    Biblico, 1988); F. ZORELL, Lexicon Graecum Novi Testamenti (Roma: Pontificio
    Istituto Biblico, 1989).
    R.D. Randy de Jesús Soto

Lecture notes

This course does not have handouts


Date Hours Room Exam From Letter To Letter Note
Jun 3, 2020 . . Written A Z La data e l'orario si devono concordare con il Professore prima che inizi la sessione.