LA519 -- 新約書卷原文釋經

延續LA 513 & 514 (Greek I & II),使用之前所學過的希臘文文法來閱讀及詮釋新約約翰一書。

1. 藉希臘文文法去作新約原文釋經 
2. 新約經文鑑別學的基本操作 (NT Textual Criticism) 
3. 希臘字詞研究 (Word Study)
4. 希臘文句子圖解(Sentence Diagramming)的基本操作 


Anderson, Amy. Textual Criticism of the Bible. Edited by Wendy Widder, and Douglas Mangum. Lexham Methods Series. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018. (Ebook to be available in ABS e-library)

Bateman, Herbert W., IV. A Workbook for Intermediate Greek: Grammar, Exegesis, and Commentary on 1-3 John. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2008. Kostenberger, Andreas J. (Hardcopy or Google e-book )

Going Deeper with New Testament Greek: An Intermediate Study of the Grammar and Syntax of the New Testament. Edited by Benjamin L. Merkle, and Robert L. Plummer. rev. ed. Nashville, Tenn.: B&H Academic, 2020. (Ebook to be available in ABS e-library)

Kantenwein, Lee H. Diagrammatical Analysis. Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc, 2003

Logos Bible Software (Alliance Bible Seminary Library 2020)

Novum Testamentum Graece: Nestle-Aland (Greek Edition) (Greek) 28th Revised ed. Edition (Already included in ABS Logos package)

Recommended Texts/Software (Optional):

Danker, F. W. et al, ed., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3d ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. (= BDAG) 或中文版:麥啓新編。《新約新約及早期基督教文獻希臘文大詞典》。香港:漢語聖經協會,2009。(= CBDAG)

Kantenwein, Lee H. Diagrammatical Analysis. Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc, 2003.

Loken, Israel P., and Rick Brannan. Lexham Textual Notes on the Bible. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014.

Merkle, Benjamin L. Exegetical Gems from Biblical Greek : A Refreshing Guide to Grammar and Interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019.

Metzger, B. M. Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, 2d ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1994.

Wallace, D. B. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.


1. Exegetical Exercise

Scope: Chapters 1, 9–16 of Workbook

2. Sentence Diagram

Starting from the 3rd week, we will start learning “Sentence Diagram”. 

Finish reading of Diagrammatical Analysis: Introduction, Important Tips on Diagramming, Chapter I, II (only the Greek sections)

You are required to draw a sentence diagram for the first verse of each workbook chapter from the 5th to the 10th week.

You are encouraged to draw your diagram using the tool Sentence Diagrammer in Logos Bible Software. You might also start your trials using pens and papers.

3. Word Studies

Starting from the 6th week, we will start learning “Word Studies”. 

Finish reading of chapter 14 “Word Studies” in Going Deeper

Following a sample, write a word study analysis of the word πλάνη in 1 John 4:6.

4. Textual Criticism 

Starting from the 8th week, we will start learning “Textual Criticism”. 

Finish reading of the book Textual Criticism of the Bible (chapters 2 & 4, excluding sections of Hebrew).

5. Exegetical Paper

Write an Exegetical Paper on 1 John 4:1-3. 

4000-5000 words (excluding footnotes). 

Integration of insights from the whole course is expected. 

Draw a sentence diagram for the whole passage. 

“Interpretive Translation” has to be demonstrated in your paper.


Reading 15%

Bateman workbook 25%

Diagrams 10%

Exegetical Paper 50%