BibleMesh Biblical Greek Track

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About this Learning Track

The Biblical Greek Track will take you from learning the Greek alphabet to reading the Greek New Testament with understanding and proficiency. Using a rich array of interactive media and assessment technologies, you will learn all vocabulary that appears more than twenty-four times in the Greek New Testament as well as the essential grammar of the Greek language, all while you are immersed in the biblical text.The capstone course will teach you how the Gospel of Mark shapes his account of Jesus through various Greek devices (including verbal aspect, backgrounding features, and structuring conjunctions). Upon completion of this track, you will have read the first three chapters of the Gospel of John, the Sermon on the Mount, 1 Thessalonians, and half of the Gospel of Mark. This track offers the equivalent of two years of formal instruction in a college or seminary.

A passing grade for all the courses in this track will demonstrate competence in biblical Greek vocabulary, grammar, and reading and qualify you for a certificate of completion.

Please contact us if you are interested in receiving college or seminary credit for this track of study.

Courses

Course 1 :
Greek Immerse: First Steps

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12 Month Access ($39.00 USD)

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

 

Course 2 :
Greek Reading 1

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About this Course

In Greek Reading 1 you will learn Greek grammar and vocabulary as you translate chapters 1–3 of the Gospel of John. Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 1 grammatical concepts, learn all vocabulary that appears 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament, and take an important step toward being able to confidently read the New Testament as it was originally written.

This course is suitable for beginners who have completed the Greek First Steps course as well as seasoned students who are looking to refresh their knowledge of Greek.

Example Timeframe: 8–10 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament (about 200 words total) as well as key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Greek case system
  • Nominative case
  • Predicate nominative
  • Genitive case
  • Dative case
  • Accusative case
  • Vocative case
  • Gender
  • First and second declensions
  • Adjectives
  • Article
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Adverbs
  • Verbal tense and aspect
  • Present tense/aspect
  • Present active indicative forms
  • Imperfect tense
  • Imperfect active indicative forms
  • Active voice
  • Indicative mood
  • Person and number
  • Εἰμί: Basic usage and forms
  • Present active infinitive

Course 3 :
Greek Reading 2

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6 Month Access ($199.00 USD)

About this Course

In Greek Reading 2 you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 2 grammatical concepts and review Level 1 grammatical concepts. Upon completion of the course, you will also know all vocabulary that appears 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament. Your guided reading of the Sermon on the Mount will deepen your understanding of the Greek language and increase your confidence to read the Greek New Testament.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 1 or if you have previously studied Greek and are looking to refresh your knowledge. 

Example Timeframe: 8–10 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 50–99 times in the Greek New Testament (about 125 words total), review the content of Level 1, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Nominal uses of genitive and dative cases
  • Uses of Αὐτός
  • Personal pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Present middle/passive indicative forms
  • Imperfect middle/passive indicative forms
  • Aorist tense/aspect
  • First aorist active indicative forms
  • Future tense/aspect
  • Future active indicative forms
  • Future middle indicative forms
  • Future forms with contract verbs
  • Middle voice
  • Passive voice
  • Imperative mood
  • Commands and prohibitions
  • Present active imperative forms
  • Present middle/passive imperative forms
  • First aorist active imperative forms
  • First aorist middle imperative forms
  • Subjunctive mood
  • Contract verbs
  • Verbal roots and stems
  • Square of stops
  • Aorist and future forms with labials, palatals, and dentals
  • Present middle/passive infinitive form
  • First aorist middle infinitive form
  • Participles introduction

Course 4 :
Greek Reading 3

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6 Month Access ($199.00 USD)

About this Course

In Greek Reading 3 you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating all of 1 Thessalonians. Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 3 grammatical concepts and review Level 1–2 grammatical concepts. Upon completion of the course, you will also know all vocabulary that appears 25 times or more in the Greek New Testament. Your guided reading of 1 Thessalonians will deepen your understanding of the Greek language and increase your confidence to read the Greek New Testament.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 1 and Greek Reading 2, or if you have previously studied Greek at an intermediate level and are looking to refresh your knowledge. 

Example Timeframe: 8–10 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 25–50 times in the Greek New Testament (about 125 words total), review the content of Level 1 and Level 2, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Stative Verbs
  • Perfect Indicative Forms
  • Second Perfect Indicative Forms
  • Infinitive with Prepositions
  • Stative Infinitives (with Infinitive Forms Review)
  • Subjunctive Forms
  • Participles: Substantival and Adjectival Uses
  • Participles: Adverbial Uses
  • Participles: Special Uses (e.g., Genitive Absolutes, Periphrastics)
  • Participle Forms Overview
  • Imperfective Participle Forms
  • Perfective Participle Forms
  • Optative Mood
  • Liquid Verbs
  • Changes in Aspect Stems
  • Μι Verbs
  • Third Declension Forms
  • First and Second Declension Irregularities
  • Genitive Case: Adjectival and Adverbial Uses
  • Dative Case: Adverbial Uses
  • Accusative Case: Advanced Uses
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Indefinite and Interrogative Pronouns
  • Reciprocal Pronouns
  • Conditional Sentences
  • Special Uses of the Article

 

Course 5 :
Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8

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6 Month Access ($199.00 USD)

About this Course

In Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1–8 you will learn about discourse features of biblical narrative. Some concepts taught are the discourse-level function of Greek conjunctions, background and foreground analysis, principles of Greek word order, and analyzing structural boundaries.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 12 and 3 or if you have previously studied Greek at an advanced level and are looking to refresh your knowledge.

Example Timeframe: 8 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Course Overview 

You will learn vocabulary words that appear 24–29 times in the Greek New Testament (about 100 words total), review the content of Greek Reading 1–3. The titles of articles within this course are as follows:

Unit 1: Conjunctions

  • Morpology, Syntax, and Discourse Grammar
  • Discourse Segmenting with Δε
  • The Function of Γάρ: Signaling Explanatory Information
  • And What? Understanding Και
  • Understanding Ἀλλά: Signaling a Correction

Unit 2: Background and Foreground

  • Introduction to Background and Foreground
  • Default and Marked Constructions
  • Aspect and Background/Foreground
  • Background and Foreground in Subordinate Clauses
  • Marked Verbal Forms and Background/Foreground

Unit 3: Historical Present

  • Introduction to the Historical Present
  • Background and Foreground Review
  • Participants, Location, and the Historical Present
  • Not X Except Y: The Function of Εἰ μή and Έὰν μή
  • Mark 3:28–35: A Text in Review

Unit 4: Word Order and Points of Departure

  • Introduction to Greek Word Order
  • Referential Points of Departure
  • Situational Points of Departure
  • A Review of Constituent Order in Mark 4:32–34
  • Mark 4:35–41: A Text in Review

Unit 5: Word Order and Focus Constructions

  • Introduction to Focus Constructions
  • Narrow Focus
  • Clause Focus
  • Focus Constructions in Mark 5:27–34
  • Mark 5:35–43: A Text in Review

Unit 6: Advanced Word Order

  • Making Sense of Multiple Preverbal Constituents
  • Focus Constructions Review
  • Postverbal Constituent Order
  • Mark 6:53–56: A Text in Review

Unit 7: Review

  • Reviewing Background and Foreground
  • Reviewing Connectives
  • Reviewing Focus Constructions
  • Reviewing Points of Departure
  • Mark 7:31–37: A Text in Review

Unit 8: Boundary Features

  • Introduction to Boundary Features
  • Deictic Centers and Boundary Levels
  • Genitive Absolutes
  • Mark 8:31–38: A Text in Review

 

Certificate : Obtain My Certificate of Completion

About the Certificate of Completion

When you have completed this course study track on BibleMesh.com, you will need to enroll here to apply for your certificate. This enrollment will be activated when you have successfully finished all the courses in this track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy a special one-time discount when you enroll now in all courses in this track.

Retail Price for all Courses: $835.00 USD
Course Bundle Price: $599.00 USD Save $236!
Registration Period: 60 Month Access

Instructors

  • Dr. 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.

  • Dr. 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.


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What is a learning track?

A track is a group of courses that provide a guided program of study in a specific subject area.

Why should I work to complete a track?

You should work to complete a track if you desire to build greater proficiency and a more comprehensive understanding within a particular area of study. Completing a track successfully will give you a sense of satisfaction in a job well done and BibleMesh or one of our partners will acknowledge your work through a track.

Can I go at my own pace?

Although a course subscription only provides access to a given course for a set time period, you may take as long as you wish to complete a learning track.

Can I skip certain courses?

In order to complete a learning track, you must complete every course within that track. Some tracks, like the Biblical Languages tracks, also require courses to be completed in a specific sequence, though this is not true of all tracks.

Can anyone receive a certificate of completion?

Yes. Anyone who enrolls in a course on BibleMesh can work toward earning a certificate of completion.

How do I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon finishing all the courses in a track, you may apply for and receive a certificate of completion.

Is this certificate of completion recognized for credit by colleges and seminaries?

Several colleges and seminaries do accept BibleMesh Biblical Language courses as a pre-requisite or advance placement option. But, if you are interested in earning a credit-bearing certificate that provides degree pathway opportunities to partner academic institutions, you will need to enroll in the BibleMesh Institute. For more information go here.