Biblical Greek Certificate
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
Which certificate track is right for you?
Institute Certificate Track
The BibleMesh Insitute certificate track is designed for seminarians and pastors-in-training, who want to receive academic credit for coursework and are looking to transfer credits to a college or seminary to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Students must apply to the BibleMesh Institute and be accepted before starting the program.
Self-Study Certificate Track
Designed with lay leaders, deacons and elders in mind, Self-Study certificate tracks offer the same high-quality courses but without the 1-on-1 academic tutor guidance or ability to transfer credit to an academic institution. You can enroll anytime.
$599 one-time payment
(60 month access)
Courses in this Track
Greek First Steps
This course provides the essential information that new students need to start reading Greek. To enroll in the self-study course, click here.
The Greek First Steps course is suitable for beginners and provides the essential information that the new student needs to start reading Greek, including the alphabet, pronunciation, and getting started with learning Greek vocabulary. This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for Greek Reading 1.
- Reasons to study Greek
- BibleMesh’s core values and instructional strategies
- Alphabet (lowercase and uppercase)
- Greek pronunciation systems
- Pronunciation practice of letters and words
- Breathing marks
- Orientation to BibleMesh’s Cerego vocabulary learning application
- Typing in Greek
- Learn 25 high-frequency vocabulary words
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. To enroll in the self-study course, click here.
This course is suitable for beginners who have completed the Greek First Steps course as well as seasoned students who are looking to refresh their knowledge of Greek.
You will learn vocabulary words that appear 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament (about 200 words total) as well as key information about the following grammar topics:
- Greek case system
- Nominative case
- Predicate nominative
- Genitive case
- Dative case
- Accusative case
- Vocative case
- First and second declensions
- Verbal tense and aspect
- Present active indicative forms
- Imperfect active indicative forms
- Active voice
- Indicative mood
- Person and number
- Εἰμί: Basic usage and forms
- Imperfective active infinitive
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. To enroll in the self-study course, click here.
This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 1 or if you have previously studied Greek and are looking to refresh your knowledge.
You will learn vocabulary words that appear 50–99 times in the Greek New Testament (about 125 words total), review the content of Level 1, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:
- Nominal uses of genitive and dative cases
- Uses of Αὐτός
- Personal pronouns
- Possessive pronouns
- Demonstrative pronouns
- Present middle/passive indicative forms
- Imperfect middle/passive indicative forms
- First aorist active indicative forms
- Future active indicative forms
- Future middle/passive indicative forms
- Future forms with contract verbs
- Middle and passive functions of the middle/passive voice
- Imperative mood
- Commands and prohibitions
- Imperfective active imperative forms
- Imperfective middle/passive imperative forms
- Perfective active imperative forms
- Perfective middle/passive imperative forms
- Subjunctive mood
- Contract verbs
- Square of stops
- Imperfective middle/passive infinitive form
- Perfective middle/passive infinitive forms
- Participles introduction
- Agents and other semantic roles
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. To enroll in the self-study course, click here.
This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 1 and Greek Reading 2, or if you have previously studied Greek at an intermediate level and are looking to refresh your knowledge.
You will learn vocabulary words that appear 25–50 times in the Greek New Testament (about 125 words total), review the content of Level 1 and Level 2, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:
- Stative Verbs
- Perfect Indicative Forms
- Second Perfect Indicative Forms
- Infinitive with Prepositions
- Stative Infinitives (with Infinitive Forms Review)
- Subjunctive Forms
- Participles: Substantival and Adjectival Uses
- Participles: Adverbial Uses
- Participles: Special Uses (e.g., Genitive Absolutes, Periphrastics)
- Participle Forms Overview
- Imperfective Participle Forms
- Perfective Participle Forms
- Optative Mood
- Liquid Verbs
- Changes in Aspect Stems
- Μι Verbs
- Third Declension Forms
- First and Second Declension Irregularities
- Genitive Case: Adjectival and Adverbial Uses
- Dative Case: Adverbial Uses
- Accusative Case: Advanced Uses
- Relative Pronouns
- Reflexive Pronouns
- Indefinite and Interrogative Pronouns
- Reciprocal Pronouns
- Conditional Sentences
- Special Uses of the Article
Advanced Greek: Analyzing the Narrative Discourse of Mark 1-8
In this course you will learn about discourse features of biblical narrative. Some concepts taught are the discourse-level function of Greek conjunctions, background and foreground analysis, principles of Greek word order, and analyzing structural boundaries. To enroll in the self-study course, click here.
This course is suitable for you if you have completed Greek Reading 1, 2 and 3 or if you have previously studied Greek at an advanced level and are looking to refresh your knowledge.
You will learn vocabulary words that appear 24–29 times in the Greek New Testament (about 100 words total), review the content of Greek Reading 1–3. The titles of articles within this course are as follows:
Unit 1: Conjunctions
- Morpology, Syntax, and Discourse Grammar
- Discourse Segmenting with Δε
- The Function of Γάρ: Signaling Explanatory Information
- And What? Understanding Και
- Understanding Ἀλλά: Signaling a Correction
Unit 2: Background and Foreground
- Introduction to Background and Foreground
- Default and Marked Constructions
- Aspect and Background/Foreground
- Background and Foreground in Subordinate Clauses
- Marked Verbal Forms and Background/Foreground
Unit 3: Historical Present
- Introduction to the Historical Present
- Background and Foreground Review
- Participants, Location, and the Historical Present
- Not X Except Y: The Function of Εἰ μή and Έὰν μή
- Mark 3:28–35: A Text in Review
Unit 4: Word Order and Points of Departure
- Introduction to Greek Word Order
- Referential Points of Departure
- Situational Points of Departure
- A Review of Constituent Order in Mark 4:32–34
- Mark 4:35–41: A Text in Review
Unit 5: Word Order and Focus Constructions
- Introduction to Focus Constructions
- Narrow Focus
- Clause Focus
- Focus Constructions in Mark 5:27–34
- Mark 5:35–43: A Text in Review
Unit 6: Advanced Word Order
- Making Sense of Multiple Preverbal Constituents
- Focus Constructions Review
- Postverbal Constituent Order
- Mark 6:53–56: A Text in Review
Unit 7: Review
- Reviewing Background and Foreground
- Reviewing Connectives
- Reviewing Focus Constructions
- Reviewing Points of Departure
- Mark 7:31–37: A Text in Review
Unit 8: Boundary Features
- Introduction to Boundary Features
- Deictic Centers and Boundary Levels
- Genitive Absolutes
- Mark 8:31–38: A Text in Review
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