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23 – 27 JANUARY, 2023

Dr David Daintree of the Christopher Dawson Centre will again offer an intensive course in the koine Greek of the New Testament. This course is suitable for virtual beginners who are willing to undertake some preliminary work on the Greek alphabet. We shall read passages from the Gospels and from Christian literature of the apostolic age.

Where: The Fr John Wall Community Library, Fr John Wall Centre, 31 Tower Road (Rear), New Town, Tasmania 7008.

When: Monday 23 January to Friday 27 January 2023

Time: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm each day for five days

Cost: $200 (pension concession available)

Registrations are essential: email Dr David Daintree dccdain@gmail.com

Some prior knowledge of Greek is not essential, but beginners should purchase a self-instruction primer (see below) and work on the basics between now and the start of the course. It is particularly important to begin the course with a comfortable recognition knowledge of the Greek alphabet, otherwise learning even basic grammar and vocabulary will be frustrating and inefficient. Alphabet recognition exercises will be sent to registered participants prior to the start of the course. Participants will never be embarrassed if their Greek is imperfect: the teaching method leaves the entire task of translation and exposition to the Lecturer. This approach has been useful to relative beginners as well as those who are more experienced.

Each intending participant should purchase, as soon as possible, a primer of New Testament Greek. There are many available, but a good choice is Gavin Betts, Complete New Testament Greek: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding New Testament Greek with Original Texts.

The Lecturer is Dr David Daintree who founded the Annual Latin Summer School in Hobart in 1993. Proceeds from this course will go to support The Christopher Dawson Centre.

There will be four lectures a day on each of the five days, starting at 9.00 am. There will be only one lecture after lunch each day, to free up the afternoons for private study.

To enroll and for further information contact David Daintree dccdain@gmail.com