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Multilingual Jesus and the Sociolinguistic World of the New Testament with Special Reference to the Gospel of Matthew (Hughson T Ong) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2015) 9789004303157
Multilingual Jesus and the Sociolinguistic World of the New Testament with Special Reference to the Gospel of Matthew (Hughson T Ong) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2015) 9789004303157
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Title: Multilingual Jesus and the Sociolinguistic World of the New Testament with Special Reference to the Gospel of Matthew

Author: Ong, Hughson T

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2015

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004303157

Volumes: 1; Pages: 424

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In The Multilingual Jesus and the Sociolinguistic World of the New Testament, Hughson Ong provides a study of the multifarious social and linguistic dynamics that compose the speech community of ancient Palestine, which include its historical linguistic shifts under different military regimes, its geographical linguistic landscape, the social functions of the languages in its linguistic repertoire, and the specific types of social contexts where those languages were used. Using a sociolinguistic model, his study attempts to paint a portrait of the sociolinguistic situation of ancient Palestine. This book is arguably the most comprehensive treatment of the subject matter to date in terms of its survey of the secondary literature and of its analysis of the sociolinguistic environment of first-century Palestine.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Multilingualism of Ancient Palestine and of Jesus

1. The Languages of Ancient Palestine and of Jesus?Previous Discussion

Introduction

Linguistic Varieties and Their Status and Social Functions

The Greek Language of the New Testament

The Use of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin

Conclusion

2. Sociolinguistics and the New Testament

Introduction

Sociolinguistic Approaches to the New Testament - Previous Studies

A Sociolinguistic Approach to the Multilingualism of Ancient Palestine - New Proposal

Conclusion

3. The Sociolinguistic Landscape of Ancient Palestine

Introduction

Ancient Palestine as a Multilingual Speech Community

Language Contact, Language Maintenance and Shifts, Language Decline, and Language Death in Ancient Palestine

Dialect Geography, Language Boundary, and Isogloss with Reference to the Geography and Inhabitants of Ancient Palestine

Conclusion

4. The Sociolinguistic World of Jesus

Introduction

Dialect Geography, Language Boundary, and Isogloss with Reference to the Geography and Inhabitants of Ancient Palestine

The Social Network of Jesus

Jesus' Multilingual Proficiency

Conclusion

5. Jesus' Multilingualism in the Gospel of Matthew

Introduction

Variable Social Domains

Ethnography of Communication

Procedure for the Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew

Sociolinguistic Rules for the Language Selection in Ancient Palestine

Analysis of the Type of Language Use in the Gospel of Matthew

Conclusion

Conclusion: Final Remarks and Implications of This Study

Appendix 1: Map of Ancient Palestine

Appendix 2: The Social Network of Jesus with Reference to the Gospel of Matthew

Appendix 3: Procedural Flowchart of the Probable-Language Selection in a Speech Event or Situation

Appendix 4: Summary List of Speech Events of the Use of the Languages of Ancient Palestine with Reference to the Gospel of Matthew

Bibliography

Index of Ancient Sources

Index of Modern Authors

Index of Subjects
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