This course introduces students to koine Greek, the “common” dialect of the post-classical period from ca. 323 BCE to AD 300 and
concentrates on the narrative and epistolary texts of the New Testament. Instructors may choose to read in addition some selections from
the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (Septuagint), the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Philo, and Josephus. Its primary aims
are to help students improve not only their ability to read ancient Greek texts in the original but also to critically examine them, building
upon the skills acquired in the Search and Life programs.