Learning New Testament Greek - Semester 1
Learn to read Greek and read the New Testament in its original language
“Introduction to Biblical Greek” are words that have often struck terror in the hearts of prospective students, owing to the course's reputation as a gruelling marathon of study that has left many defeated and strewn by the wayside. However, learning Greek does not need to be such a terrifying experience, and can even be enjoyable.
This 20-video course is the first half of the two-part video series Learning New Testament Greek, a full-fledged "Introduction to New Testament Greek" course designed to enable students to sight read portions of the N.T. books written in simple Greek (e.g. Gospel of John), which is the standard for testing out of the "1st-year Greek" requirement at seminaries and Christian colleges around the world. The videos of this series represent a significant advance in making the study of Greek much more accessible, utilizing animated graphics to maximize not only comprehension, but also retention, of the course material.
Watch the video below for course features and details that make it easier than ever before to become equipped to read the New Testament in the original Greek:
- For anyone interested in learning New Testament Greek,
- If you are already taking a Greek course and need some extra help,
- If you are wanting to learn on your own to test out of a first-year Greek course.
IMPORTANT: For personal use only. No commercial use of this video series is permitted without expressed written consent of the rightsholders. To arrange licencing for classroom use, as part of a flipped classroom, or as an online course for your institution, please contact Dr. Gary Yamasaki.
Biblical studies professor with Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union Presbyterian Seminary). Over 25 years of experience teaching Introduction to Biblical Greek. Passionate about students succeeding in learning Greek so they can read the New Testament in its original language. Founder and site administrator for PerspectiveCriticism.com, for the advancement of research into point of view in Biblical narrative material.
The course is well laid out which makes my learning curve progressive, and the course material is easy to follow and understand. With the videos, you can go back over a portion of a lecture again and again to do a little extra work on one area as needed. I am pleased to find that through my study of Greek over the past couple of months, I am developing new insights in my study of the New Testament through gaining an understanding of the original Greek. And as my knowledge of Greek continues to improve, I look forward to my understanding of the Bible to become further enriched. - Michelle Dijk
This course has been designed so that each lesson builds on the knowledge and skills that were learned in the previous one, and Gary shares excellent suggestions for how to organize, and study, the material; I found these to be very useful. The online format let me fit the coursework into my schedule at times that worked for me, and the audio-visual format of the lessons allowed me to replay the lessons (or to go back and replay information from a previous lesson) as many times as I needed. My favourite part of the lessons were the practice translation sentences, because I could use what I learned in a meaningful way. This course is well thought out and organized, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning Greek. - Shelley Law
I had first learned Greek in a classroom setting. What is great about Learning New Testament Greek is that it draws on visual learning styles. I could both hear and see Gary engage with the Greek material, which made learning much easier. The video series also allows students to watch lessons again. If I didn’t get something the first time, I was able to repeat the lesson. These are things often lacking in classroom settings. Learning New Testament Greek is a great way to learn Greek, whether on your own or to supplement your Greek class. - Martijn Van Ramshorst
StartLESSON 11 - More on "Cases" / Prepositions / Compound Verbs / Transitive vs. Intransitive (39:15)
StartLESSON 12 - More Prepositions / More Compound Verbs (38:46)
StartLESSON 13 - More on Verbs: "εἰμι"/"ending in -αω & -οω" (37:05)
StartLESSON 14 - Adjectives - (part 1) / Noun Phrases (38:08)
StartLESSON 15 - Adjectives - (part 2) (37:24)