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Greek in a Week 2020: Learning to Read the New Testament in Greek
- Course Dates: Mon 10 August 2020, 8:30 am to Sat 15 August 2020, 2:30 pm
The New Testament, Christianity’s founding collection of writings, has played a major role in the development of Western history and culture.
Yet its very familiarity is deceptive. To read it only in translation is to see it through someone else’s eyes, and a knowledge of the original language in which it was written enriches our understanding and enjoyment of its contents.
“…a challenging and fascinating course taught by a very knowledgeable and patient tutor.”
“Far better than I could ever have expected. The whole week has been inspirational.”
“The depth of knowledge which Jon brings to this subject and his teaching style have really enriched my understanding of the New Testament. A joyful and liberating experience!”
From the start we read extracts from the Greek New Testament, and over six days of intensive study we provide you with the basic tools to understand the Koine Greek language, and the texts from which the early church emerged. By the end of the week students are tackling extended Gospel passages. No prior knowledge of Greek, Latin or any other language is needed.
If you have ever wondered what lies behind the text of an English Bible, why different Bibles translate the text in different ways or wanted a better understanding of the Greek terms theologians love to toss about, then this course is for you.
This six-day intensive course includes evening teaching and a leisurely siesta after lunch. There are also limited places for online enrolment. Follow the link below to see the registration options and fees.