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Mobile Ed: GK101 Introduction to Biblical Greek (15 hour course)

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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

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Course

Unit 1: Alphabet and Pronunciation

  • Pronunciation
  • English Square of Stops
  • Greek Square of Stops
  • Sibilants
  • Nasals and Liquids
  • Vowels, Semi-Vowels, and Digraphs
  • The Alphabet
  • Punctuation and Accent Marks
  • Breathing Marks and Iota Subscript
  • 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 2-1-2 Pattern 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
  • 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
  • Semi-Vowel 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
  • Exercises: Aorist Passives

Unit 10: Participles, Interrogative and Indefinite Pronouns, Aorist Middles, Comparative Adjectives, and Contract Verbs

  • 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 and Ο-Type
  • Vocabulary 22
  • Exercises: 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
  • Exercises: Translating Subjunctives
  • Vocabulary 25
  • Infinitives: Other Uses
  • Exercises: Infinitive Uses
  • The -μι Verbs
  • Exercises: Δίδωμι


  • Conclusion to the Course

Product Details

  • Title: GK101 Introduction to Biblical Greek
  • Instructor: John D. Schwandt
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education Interactive feature set
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 15
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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.


Getting the most out of Mobile Ed


Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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  1. Noah77abc



    This instructor is very enjoyable to learn Greek from. This is my first Mobil Ed course that I am trying out, as part of a package upgrade. Pretty impressed so far.

  2. Benjamin Allen
    Just finished this, this being my first ever Greek grammar course I have nothing to compare it too, but I loved it. I was my first deep dive into the logos' mobile Ed course platform as well and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I recommend this to anyone wanting to get started into learning biblical languages and anyone wanting to create their own schedule. I work 40+ hours a week and run rental properties on the side, and it was important to me that I set the pace. Thanks Logos, this course was awesome, I have bought several other courses since picking this one up.


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