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Language of the New Testament: Context, History, and Development (Stanley E Porter Andrew Pitts (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2013) 9789004234772
Language of the New Testament: Context, History, and Development (Stanley E Porter Andrew Pitts (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2013) 9789004234772
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Title: The Language of the New Testament: Context, History, and Development

Author: Porter, Stanley E Andrew Pitts (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004234772

Volumes: 1; Pages: 535

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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. Each essay moves forward the current understanding of the context, history or development of the language of the New Testament. The first section of the volume focuses on the social contexts and registers that provide the environment for language use and selection. The second section deals with issues surrounding the history of the Greek language and how its development has impacted the Greek found within the New Testament. Table of ContentsPreface vii List of Contributors ix The Language of the New Testament and Its History: An Introductory Essay by Andrew W. Pitts 1 Context Some Implications of Bilingualism for New Testament Exegesis by Jonathan M. Watt 9 What Can We Learn about Greek Grammar from a Mosaic? by Stanley E. Porter 29 Markan Idiolect in the Study of the Greek of the New Testament by Rodney J. Decker 43 A Linguistic-Cultural Approach to Alleged Pauline and Lukan Christological Disparity by Frederick William Danker 67 Atticism, Classicism, and Luke-Acts: Discussions with Albert Wifstrand and Loveday Alexander by Sean A. Adams 91 Roman Imperial Rule under the Authority of Jupiter-Zeus: Political-Religious Contexts and the Interpretation of the Ruler of the Authority of the Air' in Ephesians 2:2 by Fredrick J. Long 113 The Prague School of Linguistics and Its Influence on New Testament Language Studies by Jan H. Nylund 155 History A Brief History of Ancient Greek with a View to the New Testament by Jonathan M. Watt 225 Varieties of the Greek Language by Christopher D. Land 243 Greek Case in the Hellenistic and Byzantine Grammarians by Andrew W. Pitts 261 The Atticist Grammarians by John A.L. Lee 283 Development Greek Word Order and Clause Structure: A Comparative Study of Some New Testament Corpora by Andrew W. Pitts 311 The Function of the Imperfect Tense in Mark's Gospel by Rodney J. Decker 347 A Comparison of the Usages of didomi and didomi Compounds in the Septuagint and New Testament by Paul Danove 365 Grammatical Developments of Greek in Roman Egypt Significant for the New Testament by Francis Gignac 401 The Disclosure Formula in the Epistolary Papyri and in the New Testament: Development, Form, Function, and Syntax by Andrew W. Pitts 421 Seeing the Kingdom of God, Seeing Eternal Life: Cohesion and Prominence in John 3:1-15 and the Apocryphal Gospels in Terms of Metaphor Use by Beth M. Stovell 439 Index of Modem Authors 469 Index of Ancient Sources
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