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"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away." (Matthew 24:35)
Biblical Greek I
This course is a comprehensive introduction to beginning Koine Greek, focusing on the language used in the New Testament of the Bible. It is designed for high school students with no prior knowledge of Greek. Throughout the course, students will gain a solid foundation in Koine Greek grammar, vocabulary, and translation skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to read and translate simple sentences from the New Testament with accuracy.
CDA believes that Christian high school students should study Koine Greek for the following reasons:
- Access original biblical texts: Studying Koine Greek gives students access to the original language of the New Testament and the ability to read the Bible in its original form.
- Gain deeper insights: Studying Koine Greek provides students with a deeper understanding of the meaning and nuance of biblical texts, allowing them to gain insights that may not be apparent in translations.
- Understanding theology and doctrines: Biblical Greek is an integral part of Christian theology and studying Koine Greek can help students develop a stronger grasp of Christian theology and doctrines.
- Personal spiritual growth: Studying Greek can be a spiritually enriching experience by deepening one's understanding of the Bible, developing a deeper appreciation for God's word and enhancing the spiritual journey.
- Future academic opportunities: Studying Koine Greek can open doors for future academic and research opportunities in theological studies and church ministry.
- Analytical and critical thinking skills: Greek grammar is highly structured, and studying it can help students develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills that can be applied to other areas of academics and life.
- Cultural understanding: Learning Greek customs, traditions and the cultural setting in which the Bible was written provides students with a better understanding of the historical context of the Bible and its message.
- Appreciating the Bible as literature: Koine Greek is a beautiful and complex language that has had a significant impact on Western literature and thought. Studying Greek can help students appreciate the Bible's literary and cultural influence on Western civilization.