Greek (Koine)

Koine Greek was the universal Greek dialect spoken from about 300 BCE to 300 CE. Spread in part by the conquests of Alexander the Great, Koine Greek sprung up as a common language among troops of the prolific conqueror and was spoken in the many countries they conquered, all the way from Egypt to India. It is the language in which the Septuagint and the Christian New Testament were originally written as well as the language in which Christianity was spread during its early years. Koine Greek was also spoken in the Roman Empire but was later replaced by Latin in the West, while it survived in the East.

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Readings from the New Testament

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  • John 1: 1-5

    Readings from the New Testament

    John 1: 1-5

    • Read the First Section of John's Prologue
    • Learn the Pronouns αὐτός , οὗτος ,
    • Be Introduced to Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative
    • Learn the Imperfect Copula
    • Learn the Present Indicative Active 1st and 3rd Singular
    • Use Prepositions with Cases ἐν , σύν , διά , χωρίς , πρός
  • Revelation 21: 1-3

    Readings from the New Testament

    Revelation 21: 1-3

    • Read Revelation 21: 1-3
    • Be Introduced to the 3rd Declension
    • Identify Direct and Indirect Objects
    • Produce First and Third Person Singular Aorists
    • Use Attributive Adjectives and Participles
    • Use the Future Indicative Active
  • Matthew 6: 9-13

    Readings from the New Testament

    Matthew 6: 9-13

    • Read the Lord's Prayer
    • Create Second Person Singular Present Tense Verb Forms
    • Form Singular Sigmatic Futures
    • Learn Singular First and Second Aorist Indicatives
    • Produce Third Person Singular Aorist Imperatives
    • Use Personal Pronouns
  • Matthew 3: 16-17

    Readings from the New Testament

    Matthew 3: 16-17

    • Understand Matthew 3: 16-17
    • Form Neuter Participles
    • Form Relative Pronouns
    • Learn the Aorist Passive