Learn to read the New Testament in its original language this summer!
There’s no better way to improve your appreciation of the New Testament than by reading it in the original Greek, without the encumbrance of a translation.
What you need to know
We’ll be using very modern methods of language learning to learn New Testament Greek. The course is suitable for people who have never learned another language before. By the end of the first day, we’ll be reading short sentences from the New Testament, and by the end of a week we’ll be attempting whole sections from the Gospels and the Letters.
No prior knowledge of New Testament Greek is required. All that we ask is that you use the materials we provide to learn the Greek alphabet before you come.
The course runs from 9.30 to 16.00 each day, Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 2019.
There is a small charge for teaching materials and coffee during the week, £40.00, payable in advance. In addition, you will need to buy the course text, John H. Dobson, Learn New Testament Greek. It’s important to buy the third, up-to-date, edition of this book, as this is the one we are using. You can order a copy in advance, or we can reserve a copy for you in the Cathedral Gift Shop.
Is it for me?
The course is suitable for clergy or lay readers who have not had the opportunity to study Greek, for people who want to reactivate the Greek they learned a long time ago in college, and for lay people who want to take a major step forward in opening up their understanding of the New Testament.
Why should I join?
Greek in a Week equips you to study the New Testament in the original language and to get the most out of your Bible language aids. The course also teaches you the logic and structure of the language and helps you take your study to a deeper level. In fact, in just a few days, you can learn the basics of New Testament Greek and begin translating the book of 1 John.
We’ll also look at some of the earliest manuscripts of the Bible, compare different translations into English, and learn how even a basic knowledge of Greek can help us use many different tools to deepen our understanding of the New Testament. We’ll also look at ways of continuing your study when the week is over.