2011-12 Course Descriptions
BGRK 212 Elementary Greek Readings II (3-0-3), spring. Reading select passages from the New Testament. Intermediate grammar with an emphasis on the use of the Greek text in exegesis. Beginning textual criticism. Prerequisite: BGRK 211.
BGRK 311 Exegetical Greek Seminar I (3-0-3), fall. Reading and interpretation of intermediate and advanced book(s) of the Greek New Testament, to be chosen by the instructor. Principles of exegesis. Detailed exegesis of select passages. Background and critical issues. Prerequisite: BGRK 212.
BGRK 611 Elementary New Testament Greek I (3-0-3), fall. An introduction to the vocabulary, grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament; readings in the history and literature of the classical Greek period.
BGRK 623 Seminar in the Synoptic Gospels (3-0-3), fall, odd years. For advanced students; issues of synoptic research and methodology; relationship of the synoptics to John and to non-canonical gospels; message and theology of the individual evangelists; directed research in selected periscope. Prerequisite: BGRK 621, and consent of professor.
BGRK 624 Exegetical Seminar in Acts (3-0-3), fall, even years. An exegetical seminar for advanced students; intensive study of the Greek text with special attention to literary and historical method; directed research in selected passages and topics. Prerequisite: BGRK 621 and consent of professor.
BGRK 628 Seminar in New Testament Textual Criticism (3-0-3), on demand. A seminar for advanced students; sources of textual data; history of the printed Greek New Testament; principles of textual criticism; problems of canon; analysis of selected units of variation; exercises in paleography. Prerequisite: BGRK 621 and consent of professor.
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