New Testament Greek 2 for Adults
This course is intended to be a continuation for adults in their study of the Greek language, specifically Koine (New Testament Greek, also called Biblical Greek), grammar, and fluency. It is taught in the received pronunciation (modern pronunciation) which is a living language within the Greek Orthodox Church worldwide. This course builds on the materials learned in New Testament Greek for Adults 1.
Required Course Materials:
- Greek English Dictionary
- Oxford Greek English Dictionary or Divry Greek English Dictionary
• Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, Fourth Edition by William D. Mounce ISBN-13: 9780310537434
• Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook, Fourth Edition by William D. Mounce ISBN-13: 9780310537472
• Service of Orthros: Selected Passages-An Interlinear Study Guide by Evie Zachariades-Holmberg and Demetrios E. Tonias ISBN-13: 9781885652331
• Service of Vespers-An Interlinear Study Guide by Evie Zachariades-Holmberg and Demetrios E Tonias ISBN-13: 9781885652324
• Biblical Greek Laminated Sheet (Zondervan Get an A! Study Guides) by William D. Mounce
• Hymns, Prayers, and Other Supplementals will be given by the instructor (families will be responsible to print hardcopies if needed).
*Required materials are not included in the purchase of the course.
Dr. Alexander Titus is a learner, educator, translator, and Church historian, specializing in the Byzantine and medieval Western periods. He holds a BA (2011) in Classics from the University of Oregon, an MA (2015) and ThM (2016) from St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary, and a PhD (2022) in Church History from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he wrote his dissertation on St. Gregory Palamas. His English translation of Palamas’ Triads is also forthcoming from St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (2023). Dr. Titus has come to believe strongly in the salvific value of classical education, not only for the soul of the individual Christian, but for the building up of the whole Church.
Dr. Titus currently lives in Springfield, Oregon, with his wife and two sons. His other interests include cooking, literature, visual arts (e.g., film, animation, games), volunteering in his local Orthodox community, and attempting, sometimes fruitlessly, to maintain a large rural property. He loves spending time with children and teaches part-time at his local Orthodox homeschooling resource center. email@example.com
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High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with an download/upload speed of 5/1Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
WebCam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer.
WebCam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class.
Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use.
To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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