The Language of the New Testament: Context, History, and Development

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Stanley E. Porter, Andrew Pitts
BRILL, Feb 21, 2013 - Religion - 525 pages
In The Language of the New Testament, Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts assemble an international team of scholars whose work has focused on the Greek language of the earliest Christians in terms of its context, history and development.
 

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Contents

An Introductory Essay
1
CONTEXT
7
Jonathan M Watt Some Implications of Bilingualism for New Testament Exegesis
9
Stanley E Porter What Can We Learn about Greek Grammar from a Mosaic?
29
Rodney J Decker Markan Idiolect in the Study of the Greek of the New Testament
43
Frederick William Danker A LinguisticCultural Approach to Alleged Pauline and Lukan Christological Disparity
67
Discussions with Albert Wifstrand and Loveday Alexander
91
PoliticalReligious Contexts and the Interpretation of the Ruler of the Authority of the Air in Ephesians 22
113
Andrew W Pitts Greek Case in the Hellenistic and Byzantine Grammarians
261
John AL Lee The Atticist Grammarians
283
DEVELOPMENT
309
A Comparative Study of Some New Testament Corpora
311
Rodney J Decker The Function of the Imperfect Tense in Marks Gospel
347
Paul Danove A Comparison of the Usages of didwmi and didwmi Compounds in the Septuagint and New Testament
365
Francis Gignac Grammatical Developments of Greek in Roman Egypt Significant for the New Testament
401
Development Form Function and Syntax
421

Jan H Nylund The Prague School of Linguistics and Its Influence on New Testament Language Studies
155
HISTORY
223
Jonathan M Watt A Brief History of Ancient Greek with a View to the New Testament
225
Christopher Land Varieties of the Greek Language
243
Cohesion and Prominence in John 3115 and the Apocryphal Gospels in Terms of Metaphor Use
439
Index of Modern Authors
469
Index of Ancient Sources
477
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Stanley E. Porter, Ph.D. (1988), University of Sheffield, is President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published numerous monographs, edited volumes, and articles in the field of New Testament studies and related disciplines, including "Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory" (2011). Andrew W. Pitts is a Ph.D. candidate in Christian Theology (New Testament) at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and has published articles in journals such as "JBL," "JGRChJ" and "CBR," as well as a number of chapters in edited volumes.