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Biblical Greek: Foundational Certificate Program
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Biblical Greek: Foundational Certificate Program

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This bundle of Greek resources includes everything you need to learn how to read, translate, and understand the language of the New Testament. The Interactive Greek Alphabet Courses will introduce you to the Greek alphabet and teach you how to pronounce Greek words with an option to use one of two different pronunciation systems: Koine (GK091) and Erasmian (GK092). Introduction to Biblical Greek (GK101), which uses the Koine pronunciation, walks you through the basics of Greek grammar and syntax. You’ll learn vocabulary and the various part of speech as you learn how to translate the New Testament. The courses are supplemented with An Introduction to Biblical Greek, an introductory Greek grammar with exercises.

This Biblical Greek Foundational Certificate Program qualifies you to earn a Logos Mobile Education Certificate of Completion. After working through GK101 simply submit your own translation of the first 18 verses of the Gospel of John to to earn your certificate.

How to Apply for a Mobile Ed Certificate of Completion

  1. Complete all Mobile Ed courses in this certificate program. This involves viewing all videos and taking all quizzes.
  2. Write a 750-word response on any topic covered for each course in the certificate program. Post your response to the appropriate Faithlife group in the comments section. Search course code here to find group.
  3. Email once you have completed all videos and quizzes and have posted responses in the appropriate Faithlife group for each Mobile Ed course in the certificate program. Please include your full name, title of completed certificate program, and links for each Faithlife group post in your email.
  4. Our certificate program team will review the application and email the Certificate of Completion once you have completed all requirements. Please allow 7–10 business days for review.

Individual Courses

Included Resources

Interactive Greek Alphabet Course

  • Instructor: John D. Schwandt
  • Video Hours: 2

For serious theological study you need to be able to recognize the original words of the New Testament since they regularly appear in commentaries and lexicons. This course will make you feel at ease when you encounter such references by teaching you the Greek alphabet and showing you how to pronounce whole words. To help you master the Greek alphabet, each lesson has an interactive activity section with various experiential exercises, such as game-type drills, an alphabet song, and quizzes. There are also reference sections with additional information and materials such as printable charts. This course has two versions that teach different pronunciation systems: Koine (GK091) and Erasmian (GK092). Both versions are bundled together so you can compare them and decide which you want to learn. Whether you are just curious about the alphabet or are planning to study biblical Greek, this course provides a fantastic foundation for recognizing Greek letters and words so you can work with all of the words the Lord has preserved for us in the New Testament.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Recite the Greek alphabet
  • Distinguish Greek vowels and the various types of consonants
  • Understand how diacritical marks affect pronunciation
  • Pronounce Greek words
  • Read Greek passages aloud
  • Begin learning Greek vocabulary words
  • Reference various Greek pronunciation systems


Greek Alphabet and Pronunciation
  • Course Orientation
  • The Greek Alphabet
  • Greek Alphabet Song
  • Vowels
  • Consonant Stops
  • Double Consonants, Consonant Blends, and Liquids
  • Diacritical Marks
  • Pronouncing Words
  • Reading Greek

GK101 Introduction to Biblical Greek

  • Instructor: John D. Schwandt
  • Video Hours: 15

This course will introduce you to the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of the Greek New Testament. First, you will learn the sounds and symbols of the Greek alphabet. Then you will be guided through all the parts of speech, as the course surveys the conjugations and declensions and demonstrates how all the parts work together in phrases, clauses, and sentences. Frequent vocabulary lists, grammar exercises, and practice readings from the Greek New Testament are included to help you develop your knowledge and skills.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Translate basic Greek vocabulary
  • Translate verbs appropriately in context, accurately reflecting their tense, voice, and mood
  • Translate nouns, adjectives, and participles appropriately in context, accurately reflecting their gender, number, and case
  • Recognize and translate definite, indefinite, demonstrative, interrogative, and reflexive pronouns
  • Recognize and translate prepositions appropriately in context
  • Understand how word order influences emphasis
  • Use Greek lexical and grammatical tools for in-depth study of the Greek New Testament


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Alphabet and Pronunciation
  • Pronunciation
  • English Square of Stops
  • Greek Square of Stops
  • Sibilants
  • Nasals and Liquids
  • Vowels, Semivowels, and Digraphs
  • The Alphabet
  • Punctuation and Accent Marks
  • Breathing Marks and IōtaSubscript
  • Elision and Syllabification
  • Practice
Unit 2: Present Active and Contract Verbs
  • Present Active Indicatives
  • Vocabulary 1
  • Exercises: Present Active Indicatives
  • Contract Verbs Ending in Vowels and Verb Accentuation
  • Vocabulary 2
  • Exercises: Contract Verbs
Unit 3: Second Declension Nouns, Prepositions, and the Article
  • Second Declension Nouns
  • Vocabulary 3
  • Exercises: Nominatives and Accusatives
  • Genitives and Datives: Part 1
  • Genitives and Datives: Part 2
  • Exercises: Genitives and Datives
  • Prepositions: Part 1
  • Prepositions: Part 2
  • Definite Article: Use and Meaning
  • Definite Article: Morphology
  • Exercises: Masculine Articles
  • Second Declension Neuter Nouns
  • Vocabulary 4
  • Exercises: Second Declension Masculine and Neuter Nouns
Unit 4: First and Second Declension Nouns and Adjectives
  • First Declension Feminine Nouns
  • Vocabulary 5
  • Exercises: First and Second Declension Nouns
  • First Declension Masculine Nouns
  • First Declension Exceptions
  • Vocabulary 6
  • Exercises: First Declension Masculine and Feminine Nouns
  • Adjectives
  • Vocabulary 7
Unit 5: Present and Imperfect Tenses of “To Be,” Imperfects, Second Declension Adjectives, Demonstrative Pronouns, and Uses of ἀυτός
  • Present Tense of “To Be”
  • Exercises: Adjectives
  • Imperfects: Uses
  • Imperfects: Morphology
  • Vocabulary 8
  • Exercises: Imperfects
  • Imperfect of “To Be”
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Uses of ἀυτός
  • Exercises: Pronouns
Unit 6: Passives, Deponents, Verbal Voice, Imperatives, and Relative Pronouns
  • Passives: Morphology
  • Passives: Meaning and Syntax
  • Vocabulary 9
  • Exercises: Verbal Voice
  • Deponents
  • Imperatives
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Vocabulary 10
  • Exercises: Relative Pronouns and Translating
Unit 7: Infinitives, Personal and Reflexive Pronouns, Middle Voice, Verb Tense, Future Tense, Changes in Verbal Roots, and Questions
  • Infinitives: Syntax
  • Infinitives: Uses
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Vocabulary 11
  • Exercises: Infinitives
  • Middle Voice
  • Future Tense
  • Vocabulary 12
  • Exercises: Future Tense
  • Changes to Verbal Roots
  • Vocabulary 13
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Kinds of Questions
  • Exercises: Kinds of Questions
  • Verb Tense
Unit 8: Aorists, Object Clauses after Verbs of Saying or Thinking, Liquid Verbs, Temporal Clauses, and the Preposition παρά
  • First Aorist: Sigmatic Forms
  • Imperatives: Aorist vs. Present
  • Aorist vis-à-vis Present Infinitives
  • Exercises: Aorist Forms
  • Second Aorists: Thematic Forms
  • Athematic Aorists
  • Aorists and Unrelated Roots
  • Object Clauses after Verbs of Saying or Thinking
  • Vocabulary 14
  • Exercises: Asigmatic Aorists
  • Liquid Verbs
  • Temporal Clauses and the Preposition παρά
  • Vocabulary 15
Unit 9: Third Declension Nouns, Aorists, Third Declension Irregular Adjectives, and Passives
  • Regular Third Declension Nouns
  • Irregular Third Declension Nouns
  • Vocabulary 16
  • Exercises: Third Declension Nouns
  • Semivowel Stem Third Declension Nouns
  • Neuter Third Declension Nouns
  • Vocabulary 17
  • Exercises: Translating Aorists
  • Third Declension and Irregular Adjectives
  • Vocabulary 18
  • Exercises: Translating Sentences
  • Passives for the Aorist and Future
Unit :
  • Participles: Morphology: Part 1
  • Participles: Morphology: Part 2
  • Participles: Meaning and Use
  • Vocabulary 19
  • Exercises: Translating Participles
  • Participles as Genitive Absolutes
  • Interrogative and Indefinite Pronouns
  • Vocabulary 20
  • Exercises: Translating Genitive Absolutes
  • Aorist Middles
  • Comparative Adjectives
  • Vocabulary 21
  • Exercises: Comparative Adjectives
  • Contract Verbs: Α-Type andΟ-Type
  • Vocabulary 22
  • Exercises: Translating Contract Verbs
Unit 11: Principal Parts, Perfects and Pluperfects, Subjunctives, Infinitives, and μι Verbs
  • Verbs: Six Principal Parts
  • Perfect and Pluperfect Tenses
  • Vocabulary 23–24
  • Subjunctives: Morphology
  • Subjunctives: Morphology and Syntax
  • Vocabulary 25
  • Exercises: Translating Subjunctives
  • Infinitives: Other Uses
  • Exercises: Infinitive Uses
  • The -μι Verbs
  • Exercises: δίδωμι
  • Conclusion to the Course

An Introduction to Biblical Greek: A Grammar with Exercises

  • Author: John D. Schwandt
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 224
  • Format: Logos Digital

A complete introductory grammar that builds on a classic approach to learning Greek.

In An Introduction to Biblical Greek, John D. Schwandt integrates the rigor of a classic Greek grammar with the fruit of contemporary language learning. The result is a one-stop introduction to New Testament Greek that is both academically sound and student friendly.

This textbook teaches students the basics of the Greek language through 37 lessons that are supported by translation and writing exercises from the New Testament. These practical lessons and exercises will help readers grasp Greek grammar and vocabulary as they start to translate the text of the New Testament itself. Appendixes on additional grammatical topics offer students the opportunity to dive deeper into their study of the Greek language.

Product Details

  • Title: Biblical Greek: Foundational Certificate Program
  • Instructor: John D. Schwandt
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 3
  • Video Hours: 17
  • Volumes: 1
  • Pages: 224

About the Instructor

Dr. John D. Schwandt is the Executive Director of Mobile Education for Faithlife. Before coming to Faithlife, he was one of the original professors at New Saint Andrews College where he taught Greek and New Testament for 17 years. He has over a decade of experience teaching online and developing distance educational curricula.

Schwandt earned his doctorate in Bible translation at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He earned his master of arts from Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Idaho.

Schwandt is the founder of the Institute of Biblical Greek ( and the creator of the National Biblical Greek Exam, an online examination program. He was the general editor of the English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament: English Standard Version (Crossway Books, 2006), and he recorded an audio version of the Greek New Testament for the German Bible Society. You have heard his voice if you have clicked on any Greek word to hear it pronounced in Logos Bible Software.