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Greek Reading 1 (BibleMesh Institute)

In Greek Reading 1 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.

At a Glance

  • Access to all Level 1 text-based resources, audio recordings, videos, and assessment tools
  • Note: This course does not include the Greek First Steps course; if you have not taken Greek First Steps, you will need to purchase the Greek First Steps + Level 1 Bundle
  • Access to the BibleMesh vocabulary learning system for all words from chapters 1–3 of the Gospel of John and all vocabulary that appears 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament
  • 24/7 access for 12 months to complete the course at your own pace
  • Take the course either as a Stand-Alone Course or with an Academic Support Bundle. Which one is right for me?


120 hours

More Details

In Greek Reading 1 you will learn Greek grammar and vocabulary as you translate chapters 1–3 of the Gospel of John. Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 1 grammatical concepts, learn all vocabulary that appears 100 times or more in the Greek New Testament, and take an important step toward being able to confidently read the New Testament as it was originally written.

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.

Example Timeframe: 8–10 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Which option is right for me?

  Stand-Alone Course
Academic Support Bundle
12-month access to the course content Yes Yes
Text-based resources Yes Yes
Audio recordings Yes Yes
Teaching videos Yes Yes
Individual assessment Yes Yes
Vocabulary learning system Yes Yes
Online technical support Yes Yes
Online content support Yes
Permanent record of course grades & account info Yes
Grades transferable to academic institutions Yes
Eligible for cross-enrollment in partner institutions Yes
Registrar support Yes
Accreditable course Yes
Ability to join groups or classes Yes
Administrative toolset for proctoring classes Yes
Eligible for BibleMesh Certificate Track Yes Yes

Course Overview

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
  • Gender
  • First and second declensions
  • Adjectives
  • Article
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Adverbs
  • 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

Placement Tests

BibleMesh offers Greek and Hebrew placement tests to determine whether students with previous exposure to Greek or Hebrew should enroll in Level 1 or Level 2. Placement test available here.


Mark Dubis
Dr. Mark Dubis

Mark Dubis is Professor of Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has a passion for ancient languages, having taught Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. He also has a special concern for the global needs of Bible translation. He is the author of 1 Peter: A Handbook on the Greek Text among other publications. Mark provides a high-level understanding of both linguistic and exegetical principles and, from his years in the classroom, he knows how to make student learning enjoyable and effective.