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


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

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.

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, 2–5 of Workbook

2. Sentence Diagram

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

• Finish related exercises.

3. Word Studies

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

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

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 3 John 9-11

• 4000-5000 words (excluding footnotes). 

• Integration of insights from the whole course (sentence diagram, textual criticism) is expected. 

• Pay enough attention to the occurrences of the word ἐπιδέχομαι. 


Reading 15%

Bateman 20%

Sentence Diagram 15%

Exegetical Paper 50%