Greek I & II Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Reformed Theological Seminary-Houston

This academic year I’m teaching Elementary Greek at Reformed Theological Seminary in Houston, TX.  Here are some links to the materials that we’re using for the course.

Syllabus:

ELEM GREEK Syllabus Spring 2015

ELEM GREEK Syllabus Fall 2014

Assignments for Each Chapter of Mounce (BBG)

Mounce Workbook Homework Key for 3rd ed.: Here (offsite at Mounce’s Teknia website)

Mounce (BBG) Audio Files

Mounce’s Online Greek Course Resources

Dr. Marshall’s Course Handouts: Here

Restricted Access (only for those enrolled in class)

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ASSIGNMENT PREP DUE DATES: [note: assignments will be ordered so that the most recent one appears on top]

Due Thursday, May 7:

[1] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 36 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

[2] Complete the reading/analysis of 1 John 2:7-14 (per the instructions below) and work through Ch. 4 of S.M. Baugh’s A First John Reader (also be sure to complete chapters 1-3 if you have not already done so).

[3] NOTE: You will turn in your 1 John homework along with your final exam. Please get these complete by then.

Due Thursday, April 30:

[1] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 35 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

[2] Complete the 1 John reading/analysis by doing the following: [a] Work through S.M. Baugh’s A First John Reader, chapter 3 (also be sure to complete chapters 1-2 if you have not already done so). This involves the following: [b] Read the “Syntax Sketch” paragraphs that Baugh assigns on the first page of the chapter (top right hand corner). [c] Provide a written English gloss of 1 John 2:1-6 (write or type it; complete 1 Jn 1 as well if not done yet). [d] Answer (in written form) all parsing and syntax-semantic analysis questions that Baugh poses in the “Reading Notes” sections verse-by-verse. Be sure to work hard on answering these on your own before you check Baugh’s footnotes for the correct answer. [e] Consult Wallace’s The Basics of New Testament Syntax and the BDAG Lexicon for a more in-depth look at things you need to understand better (or are simply interested in!).

Due Thursday, April 23:

[1] Complete the Midterm Exam and bring it to class on Thursday. The Chapter 32 and 33 quizzes will be part of the exam. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 34 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

[3] Complete the 1 John reading/analysis by doing the following: [a] Work through S.M. Baugh’s A First John Reader, chapters 1-2. This involves the following: [b] Read the “Syntax Sketch” paragraphs that Baugh assigns on the first page of the chapter (top right hand corner). So, for these first two chapters, read paragraphs 1-20 (pp. 83-92). [c] Provide a written English gloss of 1 John 1:1-10 (write or type it). [d] Answer (in written form) all parsing and syntax-semantic analysis questions that Baugh poses in the “Reading Notes” sections verse-by-verse. Be sure to work hard on answering these on your own before you check Baugh’s footnotes for the correct answer. [e] Consult Wallace’s The Basics of New Testament Syntax and the BDAG Lexicon for a more in-depth look at things you need to understand better (or are simply interested in!).

Due Thursday, April 16:

[1] Complete the Chapter 31 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 32 & 33 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here). [3] I will give you a Midterm to take between April 16 and April 23; bring it back with you on the 23rd.

Due Thursday, April 9:

[1] Complete the Chapter 29-30 Quizzes and bring them to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 31 & 32 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here). [3] As we discussed in class, you are not doing a Midterm over the break. We will take care of that after you return from Easter break.

Due Thursday, Mar 26:

[1] Complete the Chapter 28 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 30 & 31 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here). [3] If Ch 29 HW is not complete, please complete it, as we will go over it at the beginning of our session before beginning Ch. 30.

Due Thursday, Mar 12 & 19: No class these days. Review of Carson book is due Mar 19 to me by email.

Due Thursday, Mar 5:

[1] Complete the Chapter 27 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 29 & 30 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here). [3] If Ch 28 HW is not complete, please complete it, as we will go over it at the beginning of our session before beginning Ch. 29.

Due Thursday, Feb 26:

[1] Complete the Chapter 25 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 27 & 28 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Feb 19:

[1] Complete the Chapter 24 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 26 & 27 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Feb 12:

[1] Complete the Chapter 23 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 24 & 25 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Feb 5:

[1] Complete the Chapter 22 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 24 & 25 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Jan  29:

Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapter 22 & 23 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

++++++FALL 2014 IS BELOW; SPRING 2015 IS ABOVE++++++

Due Thursday, Dec 11: Final Exam must be turned in to the Seminary offices by end of day. I will be stopping by RTS to pick them up on Friday. Exam covers up to Chapter 21. Merry Christmas!

Due Thursday, Dec 4:  Enjoy your two weeks off!

[1] No Quizzes to complete. Be preparing for the final exam (which will include sections on Chs. 20-22). [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 21-22 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Nov 13:

[1] Complete the Chapter 18 & 19 Quizzes and bring them to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 20-21 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Nov 6:

[1] Complete the Chapter 17 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 19-20 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here). [3] Make sure HW for Ch. 18 is finished; we will go over it at beginning of class.

Due Thursday, Oct 30:

[1] Complete the Chapter 16 Quiz and bring it to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 17-18 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Oct 23:

[1] Complete the Chapter 13 & 14 Quizzes and bring them to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 16-17 (be sure to read Ch. 15) and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Oct 16:  [REMINDER: No class on Oct 9]

[1] Complete the Chapter 12 Quiz and the MIDTERM (covers through Ch.10) and bring them to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 14-15 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Oct 2:

[1] Complete the Chapters 10 & 11 Quizzes and bring to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 12-13 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Sept 25:

[1] Complete the Chapter 9 Quiz and bring to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 10-11 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Sept 18:

[1] Complete the Chapter 7 & 8 Quizzes and bring to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 9-10 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Sept 11:

[1] Complete the Chapter 4 & 6 Quizzes and bring to class on Thursday. [2] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 7-8 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

Due Thursday, Sept 4:

[1] Complete the Chapter 3 Quizzes and bring on to class on Thursday.  [2] Make sure your homework for Ch. 4 is complete; we will go over this at the beginning of class. [3] Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 5-7 and be prepared to discuss HW (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; listen to Mounce Chapter Overviews here).

NOTE: Below is a Song to use to memorize the case endings of the 1st and 2nd Declension (learned in Chs.6-7). One of my Greek classes (at The Bible Seminary) sang this to the tune of “Jesus Loves the Little Children”; play this over and over, sing along with it, and you will learn the case endings!  To follow along, you need to have this chart open in front of you; write these case endings down as you sing the song to yourself: https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/all-case-endings-1st-and-2nd-decl1.pdf

Due Thursday, Aug 28: In preparation for our first 3-hour class meeting, there is an assignment for you to complete BEFORE class on Thursday:

[1] Read and study the Mounce textbook chapters 1-4.

[2]  Listen to/watch the Mounce “Chapter Overviews” for Lessons 3-4.  Here are the link to listen Mounce’s chapter overviews (as well as other neat stuff on the chapters); just click on the chapter you want to study:

http://www.teknia.com/newtestamentgreek1/

Note: Mounce also has a set of “full lectures” (as opposed to “chapter overviews”) available for purchase; he has made the lectures for Chs. 1-5 available at the link above for free. You’re welcome to listen to those, too, but it will cost money to listen beyond Ch. 5.

[3]  Complete all requirements for Mounce Chapters 3 and 4 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Mounce; scroll down to Chapters 3 & 4 and memorize/complete all that is required for that chapter).

[4] Memorize the Greek alphabet–the Greek letters, the name of the Greek letters, and the English transliteration of the Greek letters.  Your first quiz will be at the end of class on Thursday over the Greek alphabet.  In order to help you learn the alphabet, please use my two handouts called Greek Alphabet and Greek Alphabet Practice Sheet.

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