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Department of Classics
University of Mississippi

KOINE reading group: Wednesdays at 4:30

Interested in reading some of the New Testament, in the original Greek? Or are you just curious about the ancient text?

If so, you are invited to a KOINE Reading Group, which will hold its first meeting of this academic year on Wednesday, October 19, at 4:30 in Bryant 006, the conference room on the ground floor. Consider yourself invited, once and for all times! The tentative plan is to meet every week at the same time and place.

Koine is the “common” or “universal” Greek in which the Christian bible was written. Reading and learning the language of this text will be the focus of our meetings.

Anyone interested in practicing their Greek is welcome to attend, whether as a novice or an expert. Copies of the text will be made available to those who do not yet have one. Special efforts will be made to explain the text to current students of Greek 101.

We’ll be picking up from where we stopped last year, near the end of the gospel of Mark at chapter 16 (“The Resurrection of Jesus”). The first meeting will include a general orientation to the basic bibliography and so may run a bit longer than usual.

Jonathan Fenno
Associate Professor of Classics