Overview of Biblical Greek Grammar

Discover the fundamentals of Greek, including the alphabet, accents and punctuation, noun declensions, verb tense form and aspect, verb voice, mood and number.


Did you ever want to better understand the language the New Testament was written in? In this course, you will explore the fundamentals of Greek, including the alphabet, accents and punctuation, declensions and nouns, verb tense form and aspect, and verb voice, mood, person, and number. This course will whet your appetite for diving into deeper study of this ancient language!

The course was developed in collaboration with Denver Seminary faculty.

  • Understand the difference between theologically driven and grammatically driven interpretations.
  • Have a basic understanding of each letter in the Greek alphabet and how to pronounce it.
  • Recognize diphthongs, breathing marks, accents, and punctuation, and explain the role each plays in Greek grammar.
  • Explain declensions.
  • Understand how to parse Greek nouns and verbs.
  • Understand verb aspect and identify the different tense forms.
  • Identify and explain the difference between verb voices, moods, person, and number.
  • Have a better appreciation for the basic structure and function of the Greek language.
  • This course provided an interesting overview and complexity of the Greek language. It also demonstrated how important each aspect of the process is to the translation of Scripture.

    — Cherie, United States
  • This was a very interesting course. It never entered my mind, how the Greek had 3 voices, and we only have 1. I definitely learned something new from this course. Even the way the language is written is unique. Enjoyed the instructor, the way she presented the subject.

    — Margaret, United States
  • This course taught me some useful things about Greek and why there are variations in translations. Plus it shows how seriously I would need to study to really learn Greek. Though I got all questions right in the quizzes, I may listen to the courses again.

    — Monrad, United States
  • I am satisfied with the dexterity the lecturer handled the whole course. It inspired me to have a more inept knowledge of Koine Greek. It is an amazing learning experience.

    — Gabriel, United States
  • I have enjoyed this course, and have gained a couple of new insights from it which will help me to dig a bit deeper in the language.

    — Michael, United Kingdom
  • I really like Our Daily Bread University and plan to take more courses in the future. This is a poor course, and I would not recommend it to others. It moves too fast, and concepts are not explained. I had to do my own research to understand what was being taught in the lectures.

    — Jerry, United States
  • Its opened my interesting to go deeper in Greek language

    — Wagner, United States
  • It is okay for the basics as I was able to grasp the concepts. However, it was an overview, so it moved fast without really delving into too many specifics...which I guess was the assignment.

    — Susan, Barbados
  • Overwhelming introduction and underwhelming presenter.

    — Joe, United States
  • Good overview that will enrich my study.

    — John, United States
  • This course is a helpful refresher for people who have done at least a semester of NT Greek. :)

    — Margaret, Singapore
  • A good course!

    — Russell, Canada

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Course Details

  • 5 Lessons
  • 16 Activities
  • 6 Assessments
  • 11 Min Average
  • 3 Hrs Minimum
  • 1.8 CEUs
  • Course Award

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Elodie Emig, MA

Course Provider

Denver Seminary

Course developed in collaboration with Denver Seminary.