This certificate program takes students from the Greek alphabet to reading the Greek New Testament with understanding and proficiency. Students will learn all vocabulary that appears more than twenty-four times in the Greek New Testament as well as the essential grammar of the Greek language, all while immersed in the biblical text.
Upon completion of this certificate, students will have read the first three chapters of the Gospel of John, the Sermon on the Mount, 1 Thessalonians, and half of the Gospel of Mark.
- This certificate offers the equivalent of two years of formal instruction in a college or seminary.
- This certificate is designed with Pastors, and Bible and Theology students in mind.
The Core Competencies for this program include:
- Quickly, confidently and accurately read the New Testament in Greek
- Competence in the entire grammatical and syntactical system of Greek
- Competence in the discourse functions on Hellenistic Greek
- Develop fluency with at least 20x and above vocabulary in the NT
- Greek Immerse First Steps (not graded)
- Greek Reading 1 (John 1-3)
- Greek Reading 2 (Matthew 5-7)
- Greek Reading 3 (1 Thessalonians)
- Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8
- NOTE: Students may also take Intermediate Greek Syntax by Daniel B. Wallace as an elective
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- Greek First Steps: This course provides the essential information that new students need to start reading Greek.
- Greek Reading 1: In this course you will learn Greek grammar and vocabulary as you translate chapters 1–3 of the Gospel of John. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that appears 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Greek Reading 2: In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1, you will master Level 2 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 50 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Greek Reading 3: In this course you will continue to learn Greek grammar and vocabulary by translating all of 1 Thessalonians. Building on what you have learned in Greek Reading 1 and Greek Reading 2, you will master Level 3 grammar topics and, upon completion, you will know all vocabulary that appears 25 times or more in the Greek New Testament.
- Intermediate Greek Syntax: This course introduces second-year Greek students to syntax and exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Systematically linking syntax and exegesis of the New Testament, professor and textual critic Daniel B. Wallace explores numerous syntactical categories, some of which are not covered in other Greek studies. This course equips students with the necessary skills to do exegesis of biblical texts in a way that is faithful to their intended meaning.
- Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8: In this course you will learn about discourse features of biblical narrative as you read through the first half of the Gospel of Mark. Some concepts taught are the discourse-level function of Greek conjunctions, background and foreground analysis, principles of Greek word order, and analyzing structural boundaries.
- Course Creators / Teaching Video Instructors
- Dr. Mark Dubis is Professor of Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has a passion for ancient languages, having taught Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. He also has a special concern for the global needs of Bible translation. He is the author of 1 Peter: A Handbook on the Greek Text among other publications.
- Dr. Nicholas Ellis was College Lecturer of Biblical and Hellenistic Greek at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford from 2009–2014. He is now a post-doctorate visiting research scholar at Duke University. Nicholas completed his graduate studies in Theology (New Testament) from the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Hermeneutics of Divine Testing: Cosmic Trial and Biblical Interpretation in the Epistle of James and Other Jewish Literature (WUNT: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), among other publications.
- Dr. Daniel B. Wallace is Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (he has taught there for more than 28 years) and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He earned a B.A. at Biola University (1975) with a major in biblical studies and minor in Greek; graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a ThM degree (1979), with the equivalent of a major in Old Testament studies and a double major in New Testament Studies; graduated summa cum laude from Dallas Seminary with a PhD in New Testament studies (1995).
How do I begin my studies with the BibleMesh Institute?
First, you need to apply by going here. We will then contact you to assist you in selecting the certificate program that best fits your situation. Upon your enrollment in the BibleMesh Institute, we will assign you a qualified academic tutor who will guide you through each course of study.
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What is the cost?
Students enroll in the BibleMesh Institute on a subscription basis. The monthly cost for each BibleMesh Institute course is $199 per month. The length of time to complete a course varies depending on each student’s situation, but averages 3 months for dedicated students.
Is there a teacher – or do I study these online courses by myself?
To provide the highest quality online learning experience and to meet academic standards, the BibleMesh Institute assigns each student an academic tutor for each course. All of our proctors (academic tutors) are highly qualified in their subject field.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes. Each course is provided with month-to-month access to better fit your situation. You may work through and complete a course as your schedule allows, while your academic tutor guides you to ensure competency and mastery of the content. You may take as much time as you wish to complete an individual course or a certificate program.
Can I skip certain courses or pause in my coursework?
In order to complete a certificate program, students must complete every course within that program. Some certificates, like the Biblical Languages certificate, do require courses to be completed in a specific sequence. If you need to pause your studies, you can; your progress and grades will not be lost. You can simply renew your monthly course subscription and resume from where you left off.
Can anyone receive a certificate from the BibleMesh Institute?
Yes. Anyone who enrolls as a BibleMesh Institute student and successfully completes required, proctored coursework can earn a certificate.
How do I receive a certificate?
Upon finishing all the courses in a certificate program, you may apply for and receive a certificate.
Are scholarships available?
Occasionally there are scholarships made available through partnering institutions and friends of BibleMesh.
Are BibleMesh Institute certificates recognized for credit by colleges and seminaries?
Yes. Several partnering colleges and seminaries provide academic pathways using courses and programs offered through the Institute.
Credit-bearing courses provided through the BibleMesh Institute are built to accreditation standards. If you would like us to talk with your school about the possibility of accepting transfer credits for BibleMesh Institute courses or programs, please contact us.