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Greek Syntax
NGRK-620

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 02/05/2020

Course Description

An intermediate study of the function or syntax of Greek grammar, focusing upon case, tense, participles, infinitives, and clauses.

Requisites

Prerequisites

(NGRK 520 or NGRK 500) and (NGRK 525 or NGRK 501)

Rationale

The primary mission of Liberty University School of Divinity is to train persons for ministry positions. This course seeks to enable students to understand and communicate properly God’s Word, which is a foundational function for ministry. One goal of Liberty University School of Divinity is “to develop cognitive skills for ministry and scholarship through rigorous interaction with the biblical text...” This course advances the “rigorous interaction” with the Greek New Testament that was begun in NGRK 520 and NGRK 525.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, participles, and infinitives in their inflected forms.
  2. Translate verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, participles, and infinitives according to context.
  3. Describe the functions of verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, participles, and infinitives according to context.
  4. Recognize different types of clauses and phrases.
  5. Develop translation and interpretation skills through analyzing select portions of the New Testament.

Course Resources

Required Resources

The resources below are provided in the course at no cost to the student.

Carson, D.A. Exegetical Fallacies. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1996.

Huffman, Douglas S. The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids: Kregel Press, 2012.

Schreiner, Thomas R. Interpreting the Pauline Epistles. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.

Wallace, Daniel B. Greek Grammar beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

Wallace, Daniel B. New Testament Greek Syntax Laminated Sheet (Zondervan Get an A! Study Guides). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

Wallace, Daniel B. and Edwards, Grant G. New Testament Syntax Interactive Workbook. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resources

  1. An Analytical Lexicon such as:
    1. Friberg, Timothy; Barbara Friberg; Neva F Miller. Analytical lexicon of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000.  OR
    2. Mounce, William D. The analytical lexicon to the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Pub. House, 1993.
  2. An Interlinear Greek New Testament such as:
    1. Mounce, William D. and Robert H. Mounce The Zondervan Greek and English Interlinear New Testament (NASB/NIV). Revised ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan 2011.

Additional Materials for Learning

  1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
  2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
  3. Blackboard recommended browsers
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. School of Divinity Writing Guide: https://www.liberty.edu/divinity/index.cfm?PID=28160

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words. (Outcomes: A, B, C, D, E)

Workbook Assignments (20)

The student will complete 20 workbook assignments from the workbook which will apply the concepts from the chapter readings. (Outcomes: A, B, C, D, E)

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. (Outcomes: A, B, C, D, E)

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Discussion Board Forums (2 at 50 pts ea)

100

Workbook Assignments (20 at 25 pts ea)

500

Quizzes (8 at 50 pts ea)

400

Total

1010

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

NGRK 620

Textbooks: Carson, Exegetical Fallacies (1996).

Huffman, The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek (2012).

Schreiner, Interpreting the Pauline Epistles (2011).

Wallace, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics (1997).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Huffman: selected readings

Wallace: pp. 12–136

3 presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

WBA 1

WBA 2

Quiz 1

10

0

25

25

50

2

Schreiner: ch. 5

Wallace: pp. 137–205

3 presentations

WBA 3

WBA 4

Quiz 2

25

25

50

3

Huffman: selected readings

Wallace: pp. 206–314

3 presentations

WBA 5

WBA 6

WBA 7

Quiz 3

25

25

25

50

4

Huffman: selected readings

Wallace: pp. 315–441

3 presentations

WBA 8

WBA 9

Quiz 4

25

25

50

5

Carson: ch. 1

Wallace: pp. 442–493

2 presentations

1 website

DB Forum 1

WBA 10

WBA 11

WBA 12

Quiz 5

50

25

25

25

50

6

Carson: ch. 2

Wallace: pp. 494–571

1 presentation

DB Forum 2

WBA 13

WBA 14

WBA 15

Quiz 6

50

25

25

25

50

7

Wallace: pp. 572–611

1 presentation

WBA 16

WBA 17

Quiz 7

25

25

50

8

Huffman: selected readings

Wallace: pp. 612–725

2 presentations

WBA 18

WBA 19

WBA 20

Quiz 8

25

25

25

50

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

WBA = Workbook Assignment

NOTE: Each course week begins on Monday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.