Biblical Languages (BLAN)

BLAN-101  Introduction to Biblical Lang.  3 Credits  

An introduction to the Greek and Hebrew languages which prepares students to do basic lexical and grammatical research in both print and digital media. Core requirement for the religion major and prerequisite to BINT-270. Offered every semester.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

BLAN-201  Beginning Greek I  4 Credits  

A two-semester course of instruction in the grammar of the Greek New Testament. BLAN 201 or demonstrated proficiency serves as prerequisite to BLAN 202. By the end of the second semester the student should be translating portions of the Greek New Testament. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisite: BLAN-101 or permission of the instructor

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

BLAN-202  Beginning Greek II  4 Credits  

A two-semester course of instruction in the grammar of the Greek New Testament. BLAN-201 or demonstrated proficiency serves as prerequisite to BLAN-202. By the end of the second semester the student should be translating portions of the Greek New Testament. Offered alternate years.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring, even years.

BLAN-204  Beginning Hebrew I  4 Credits  

Foundation in the basics of Hebrew morphology, vocabulary, and syntax. Exercises in reading, writing, and speaking. Three hours of lecture, two of laboratory per week. BLAN-204 or demonstrated proficiency serves as prerequisite to BLAN-205. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisite: BLAN-101 or permission of the instructor

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

BLAN-205  Beginning Hebrew II  4 Credits  

Foundation in the basics of Hebrew morphology, vocabulary, and syntax. Exercises in reading, writing, and speaking. Three hours of lecture, two of laboratory per week. BLAN-204 or demonstrated proficiency serves as prerequisite to BLAN-205. Offered alternate years.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

BLAN-301  Intermediate Greek I  3 Credits  

An advanced course in New Testament Greek. The student begins a translation and exegesis of the Gospel of John along with an intensive, systematic review of grammar and syntax from an advanced Greek grammar.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

BLAN-302  Intermediate Greek II  3 Credits  

An advanced course in New Testament Greek. The student begins a translation and exegesis of the Gospel of John along with an intensive, systematic review of grammar and syntax from an advanced Greek grammar.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

BLAN-306  Intermediate Hebrew I  3 Credits  

Review and consolidation of grammar and syntax. Extensive reading in the narrative portions of the Old Testament for style and vocabulary. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisite: BLAN-204, BLAN-205 or demonstrated proficiency

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

BLAN-307  Intermediate Hebrew II  3 Credits  

Review and consolidation of grammar and syntax. Extensive reading in the narrative portions of the Old Testament for style and vocabulary. Offered alternate years.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

BLAN-401  Advanced Greek I  2 Credits  

Reading and exegesis of Greek New Testament passages, selected to acquaint the student with the distinctive styles of the various authors of the New Testament. Some reading in the Apostolic Fathers and the Septuagint is also included.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

BLAN-402  Advanced Greek II  2 Credits  

Reading and exegesis of Greek New Testament passages, selected to acquaint the student with the distinctive styles of the various authors of the New Testament. Some reading in the Apostolic Fathers and the Septuagint is also included.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

BLAN-406  Advanced Hebrew I  2 Credits  

Syntactical and exegetical analysis of selected portions from the Hebrew Old Testament. Offered on demand.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

BLAN-407  Advanced Hebrew II  2 Credits  

Syntactical and exegetical analysis of selected portions from the Hebrew Old Testament. Offered on demand.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

BLAN-480  Individual Studies:  1-4 Credits  

May be repeated for credit.