Course Description

Greek Exegesis 1 and 2 form the second year of the Biblical Greek curriculum. They build on the vocabulary and grammar (morphology and syntax) learned in BG111-112 (Biblical Greek 1 and 2), AND the exegetical method introduced in HE101 (Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation). Using various New Testament texts as our “learning sites”, students will develop their ability to read Biblical Greek, and gain further experience in the methods and tools involved in exegeting the New Testament.

Prerequisites and Co-Requisites: The student MUST have completed BG111-112 (or their equivalents). If the student completed BG111-112 more than 2 years ago, a qualifying test MAY be required. For maximum benefit, the student SHOULD have completed HE101.

  • Location

    Online via Zoom.
    Students may also
    attend classes on-site.

  • Dates

    Tuesday
    Jul: 19, 26
    Aug: 2, 16, 23 ,30
    Sep: 6, 13, 20, 27
    Oct: 4, 11

  • Time

    7:15–10.00PM

Instructor

Mr Quek Tze-Ming

Lecturer in New Testament

Tze Ming is the Lecturer in New Testament at BGST. After leaving legal practice, TzeMing served in student ministry with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a DipCS from BGST, an MDiv and a ThM from Regent College. He is presently a PhD candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. TzeMing serves in the teaching ministry of his church. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    General

  • 2

    Session 1 Course Introduction

    • Session 1 Slides

    • BG211 Session 1 (Handout)

    • After class...

    • Zoom recording for session 1

  • 3

    Session 2 : Analyze Sentence Structures and Syntactical Relationships (Phrasing)

    • Before coming to class...

    • BG211 Intro to MSS UBS5 and NA28

    • After the class...

    • Zoom recording for session 2

  • 4

    Session 3 Establish the Text

    • Lecture 3 Establishing the Text:

    • BG211 Session 3 (Handout) Doing Textual Criticism

    • NA28 Intro

    • NA28 Witnesses Signs Abbreviations

    • UBS5 Intro

    • Metzger Textual Commentary

    • Zoom recording for Session 3

  • 5

    Session 4 : Establish the Text (cont'd)

    • BG211 Session 4 (Handout) Origins of Error in Textual Transmission

    • Textual Criticism Worksheet

    • Col 3 NA27 NA28 UBS4

    • Important Witnesses Arranged by Text-Type

    • Major Witnesses

    • UBS4 - Col 3

    • NA28 Col 3.1-4

    • NA27 Col 3

    • Quek Text-Critical Study of John 1.34

    • Cranfield, Mark 33-81

    • After class...

    • BG211 Session 4 Origins of Error (part 1)

    • BG211 Session 4 Origins of Error (part 2)

    • Zoom recording for Session 4

  • 6

    Session 5 : Analyze the Grammar

    • BG211 Session 5 (Handout) Important Tasks in Grammatical Analysis (2016)

    • CLAUSE-trophobia

    • After class...

    • Zoom recording for session 5

  • 7

    Session 6 : Analyze the Grammar (cont'd)

    • List of Semantic Functions

    • Zerwick and Grosvenor, Col 3

    • Rogers and Rogers, Col 3

    • Grammatical Information Sheet

    • After class...

    • zoom recording for session 6

  • 8

    Session 7 : Analyze Significant Words

    • BG211 Session 7 (Handout) Analyze Significant Words

    • Tools of the Trade in Word Study

    • BG211 Session 8 (Handout) Pitfalls in Word Study

    • After class...

    • Zoom Recording for session 7

  • 9

    Session 8 : Historical-Cultural Background

    • BG211 Session 10 Handout

    • Arnold Sceva Solomon and Shamanism

    • Fantin Background Studies

    • After class

    • Course Evaluation Form

    • Zoom Recording for Session 8

  • 10

    Assignment submission

    • Exegesis Paper