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