Greek Exegesis: James
Course code: GREK 601

Greek Exegesis: James consists of translation and exegetical analysis in Greek of the Epistle to the James, with special attention to how syntactical structures contribute to semantic analysis.

Intended Outcomes

  • Knowledge of
    • The contents and syntactical characteristics of the letter of James.
    • The components and uses of a standard critical Greek NT apparatus.
    • The range of scholarly opinion on a selected text, including its exegetical and pragmatic dimensions.
  • Appreciation for
    • Structural diagramming as a means to sharpen one’s understanding of an author’s argument in epistolary literature.
    • The role played by the elements of New Testament exegesis.
  • Ability to
    • Write an exegetical paper that demonstrates familiarity with the whole range of exegetical skills.
    • Show evidence of advanced skill in analyzing the case, tense, participle, infinitive, and article uses of Koine Greek.
    • Use arcing to diagram a passage’s thought flow in Greek.

Assignment Overview

  • Students will translate and analyze the Greek text of James.
  • Students will write one major exegetical paper, approximately 17-20 pages.

Professor

Dr. Stephen Smith

Textbooks

  • TBA

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