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Biblical Greek 101 – Online Course


Dates:  July 5 – Sept 2 (9 weeks)
Meeting Days:  Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Meeting Time (Pacific Time): 7am-8am PST / 10am-11am EST (1 hr/day)

Instructor: Jesse Sumpter

This course will cover the basics of Greek: alphabet, declensions, and most of the verb forms. There will also be some exercises in writing basic sentences in Greek. We will read some simple Greek stories to learn how to read a Greek text. Through the course, we will learn the basics of New Testament culture and the history of the Greek language as well as gain a better understanding of Greek’s influence on English. At the end of the course, we will work our way through the first chapter of Mark. This is a great refresher course or a good introductory course.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Read basic Greek sentences from the New Testament
  2. Be able to identify noun and verb forms
  3. Be able to type some basic Greek words and sentences
  4. Be able to translate several New Testament passages
  5. Memorize 300 vocabulary words

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Attendance is a vital part of this course; therefore, students are required to attend class sessions and participate actively in discussions. Students are expected to view the archive of any missed class and the student is responsible for obtaining any notes or assignments from any class missed. 

Materials Needed for every Class

  • Basics of Biblical Greek by William Mounce
  • Notebook (for note taking and writing assignments when needed) and writing utensil. You may use online notes if preferred. 

Assignments– (All are due on Fridays at 11:59pm PT unless otherwise stated.) 


A key part of any language is vocabulary. I recommend studying vocabulary at least 30 minutes every day of the week. You might need to study more than this. I also recommend learning the Greek word not just the English meaning. 


I will give a few small grammar and reading/translation assignments for each class meeting per the course schedule. The course schedule will be out soon. 


I will give weekly quizzes on vocabulary and grammar forms as well as some basic sentence translations. 

Final exam

At the end of the course I will give a final exam that will cover everything from the course. This will be a helpful test to see what you remember and what you need to work on. This will also be an incentive to keep up with the material over the course. 


I will give grades on all assignments and also a final grade for the course. This is not an accredited class so you can ignore the grade if you want. I find grades helpful to be able to track how each person is doing in the class. 

Here is the break down for the grades:

  • Quizzes: 30%
  • Homework: 40% 
  • Final Exam: 30%

Grading Scale 

The following grading scale will apply for all assignments and final grades. 100% – 90% = A; 89% – 80% = B; 79% – 70% = C; 69% – 60% = D; 59% – 0 = F. 

Outline for New Testament Greek

Week 1:
Greek Alphabet & Quiz (Vocab)

Week 2:
Less 1-6 (2nd Declension) & Quiz (Vocab/Grammar)

Week 3:
Less 7-9 & 16 (1st decl, pre, adj, pres verbs) & Quiz (Vocab/Grammar)
Greek Story 1

Week 4:
Less 10-13 (3rd decl, pronouns, demonstratives) & Quiz (Vocab/Grammar)
Greek Story 2

Week 5:
Less 14-19 (contr. verbs, mid/pass, future) & Quiz (Vocab/Grammar)
Greek Story 3 & 4

Week 6:
Less 20-22 (Imperf, Aorist) & Quiz (Vocab/Grammar)
Greek Story 5 & 6

Week 7:
Less 23, 26-27 (Aorist, Participles) & Quiz (Vocab/Grammar)
Greek Story 7 & 8

Week 8:
Less 28, 32, 33 (Aorist Participles, inf, imper) & Quiz (Vocab/Grammar)
Mark 1 Reading

Week 9:
Exam Week (Aug 29 – Sept2)