Greek First Steps
BibleMesh Biblical Languages

Greek First Steps

The Greek First Steps course is suitable for beginners and provides the essential information that the new student needs to start reading Greek.

Course at a Glance

  • Access to all First Steps text-based resources, audio recordings, videos, and assessment tools
  • Access to the BibleMesh vocabulary learning system for 25 foundational vocabulary words
  • Greek First Steps serves as a prerequisite for Greek Reading 1: The Gospel of John, and is included free of charge with the purchase of Level 1
  • 24/7 access for 12 months to complete the course at your own pace

Intermediate

10 hours

About this Course

The Greek First Steps course is suitable for beginners and provides the essential information that the new student needs to start reading Greek, including the alphabet, pronunciation, and getting started with learning Greek vocabulary. This course fufills the prerequisite requirements for Greek Reading 1.

Example Timeframe: 10 hours

Course Overview

  • Reasons to study Greek
  • Biblemesh’s core values and instructional strategies
  • Alphabet (lowercase and uppercase)
  • Greek pronunciation systems
  • Pronunciation practice of letters and words
  • Diphthongs
  • Breathing marks
  • Accents
  • Punctuation
  • Orientation to Biblemesh’s iKnow vocabulary learning application
  • Typing in Greek
  • Learn 25 high-frequency vocabulary words

 

Instructors

Mark Dubis
Dr. Mark Dubis

Mark Dubis is Professor of Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has a passion for ancient languages, having taught Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. He also has a special concern for the global needs of Bible translation. He is the author of 1 Peter: A Handbook on the Greek Text among other publications. Mark provides a high-level understanding of both linguistic and exegetical principles and, from his years in the classroom, he knows how to make student learning enjoyable and effective.

Nicholas Ellis
Dr. Nicholas Ellis

Nicholas Ellis was College Lecturer of Biblical and Hellenistic Greek at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford from 2009-2014. He is now a postdoctorate visiting research scholar at Duke University. With an academic background in biblical studies, Jewish studies, and New Testament studies, Nicholas provides the team with excellent classroom experience and a keen interest in linguistic, theological, and historical research. Nicholas completed his graduate studies in Theology (New Testament) from the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing: Cosmic Trial and Biblical Interpretation in the Epistle of James and Other Jewish Literature (WUNT: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), among other publications.