Seminary Principal: Rev Graeme Craig Tel. 01851 700298
Clerk of Seminary: Rev H J T Woods Tel. 01463 782303
Westhill, Inverness IV2 5BP
The Free Church Seminary
Greek & New Testament
This course aims to give the student a knowledge of basic New Testament Greek language, theology and exegesis. The latter is based on John 1:1-18. Wenham & Duff chs.1-9 are studied.
New Testament 1
This course builds upon what was learned before, extending the knowledge of the language (chs.10-20 in Wenham & Duff), and focusing on Mark chapters 13-16 for exegesis. The textbook for New Testament theology is by Leon Morris.
New Testament 2
In this course attention is given to exegesis (Romans ch. 3-11), several points in Intermediate Greek (Department booklet) and also contemporary issues in New Testament theology are addressed in lectures. At the end of the course guidance is given regarding the use of New Testament Greek in the Ministry.
Students are set doctrinal and exegetical essays, and are encouraged to read widely. Lecture material refers to relevant books and articles. A study guide will be issued to all students on commencement of their first year and it will be expected that they will, as far as possible, adhere to the requirements of this schedule, which includes the submission of exercises to the lecturer for marking. Extra help with Greek grammar and language may be arranged with the lecturer should the student feel his need for this. The lecturer may be contacted by e-mail or by telephone, out of class hours, if occasional help is needed.
The following textbooks will be used in this course:
The Greek New Testament: Trinitarian Bible Society edition.
The Elements of New Testament Greek, Wenham and Duff, Cambridge Press.
Commentary on Romans, W.G.T. Shedd.
New Testament Theology, Leon Morris.
Commentary on Mark, J.A. Alexander.
Using New Testament Greek in Ministry, D.A. Black.
The student will be given guidance at the start of his course as to what books, materials, etc., he should seek to acquire in time for each annual course. The Seminary Library contains copies of the textbooks besides a selection of New Testament commentaries and reference works.
Examinations and Essays
Each student will be required to sit a half-yearly examination in or around March and an end of session examination at the end of June. At least two essays will be set during each year on subjects related to the relevant year of the course.