We thus teach Greek and Hebrew to our students not to enable them to dazzle audiences with their knowledge, but to provide them with the tools they need to ascertain the meaning of difficult passages. Our language courses take students from the ground level and gradually develop their ability to handle the original text.
Biblical Languages Course Descriptions
L151, 152, 153 New Testament Greek I, II, III – This will be an examination of the fundamentals of the original language of the New Testament.
L251, 252, 253 New Testament Readings I, II, III – The actual reading and exegesis from the Greek text of various New Testament books.
L261, 262, 263 Elementary Hebrew I, II, III – The language of the Old Testament will be studied from the basic principles of grammar and syntax to various exercises in reading and writing.
L361, 362 Old Testament Readings I, II – Reading and exegesis of the Hebrew text of various Old Testament books. Special attention will be given to grammatical forms, vocabulary, and Hebrew grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: L261, 262, 263 or equivalent.
L470 Theological German – Focuses on learning to read the Bible and other religious works in German, with minimum time devoted to listening, speaking, and writing skills. Open to those who have not previously studied German.