Idioms of the Greek New Testament

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A&C Black, Jul 1, 1992 - Religion - 339 pages
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This Greek grammar, newly revised and reset for the second edition, can be used profitably in three ways: as an instrucitve handbook, as an intermediate level textbooks and as a basic reference work to the Greek of the New Testament. Students needing a tool to guide them from elementary textbooks to fully fledged reference grammars will welcome Idioms of the Greek New Testament. The major topics of Greek grammar are treated in a useful pedagogical sequence. Substantial discussions are provided on Greek verb structure, the case system, the use of prepositions, particles, and various types of clauses, among others. This book charts new ground in many of its chapters. Among the innovative treatments are those on tense and aspectm mood and attitude, conditional clauses, word order and clause structure, and discourse analysis. The entire grammar is written with one eye on the traditional categories of Greek grammar and with the other on recent discussions of structural linguistics. Reference to other Greek grammars is made throughout, and a glossary of terms and full indexes are provided.
 

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This book is intended to be a stepping stone for those with one year of Biblical Greek onto advanced Greek grammars. Porter does a remarkable job here. Having used several other intermediate grammars ... Read full review

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User Review  - temsmail - LibraryThing

Idioms in any language are the hardest thing to grasp, because they entail slight variations in meaning that are often culture driven. Idioms in one language often sound silly or meaningless in another. This work seeks to overcome that gap in understanding, from the 1st Century to now. Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
9
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
10
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
11
ABBREVIATIONS
12
INTRODUCTION
13
WORDS AND PHRASES
19
TENSE AND ASPECT AND PERIPHRASTIC CONSTRUCTIONS
20
MOOD AND ATTITUDE
50
PARTICLES AND CONJUNCTIONS
204
CLAUSES AND LARGER UNITS
219
COMMANDS AND PROHIBITIONS
220
DEPENDENT CLAUSES
230
RELATIVE CLAUSES
244
CONDITIONAL CLAUSES
254
INDIRECT DISCOURSE
268
QUESTIONS
276

VOICE NUMBER AND PERSON
62
CASES AND GENDER
80
THE ARTICLE
103
ADJECTIVES
115
ADVERBS
125
PRONOUNS
128
PREPOSITIONS
139
PARTICIPLES
181
INFINITIVES
194
NEGATION
281
WORD ORDER AND CLAUSE STRUCTURE
286
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
298
GLOSSARY
308
BIBLIOGRAPHY
315
INDEX OF NEW TESTAMENT REFERENCES
317
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
330
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About the author (1992)

Stanley E. Porter is Principal, Dean and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Canada.

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