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Pauline Language and the Pastoral Epistles: A Study of Linguistic Variation in the Corpus Paulinum (Jermo van Nes) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2017) 9789004358416
Pauline Language and the Pastoral Epistles: A Study of Linguistic Variation in the Corpus Paulinum (Jermo van Nes) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2017) 9789004358416
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Title: Pauline Language and the Pastoral Epistles: A Study of Linguistic Variation in the Corpus Paulinum

Author: Nes, Jermo van

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2017

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004358416

Volumes: 1; Pages:

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In Pauline Language and the Pastoral Epistles Jermo van Nes questions the common assumption in New Testament scholarship that language variation is necessarily due to author variation. By using the so-called Pastoral Epistles (PE) as a test-case, Van Nes demonstrates by means of statistical linguistics that only one out of five of their major lexical and syntactic peculiarities differs significantly from other Pauline writings. Most of the PE's linguistic peculiarities are shown to differ considerably in the Corpus Paulinum, but modern studies in classics and linguistics suggest that factors other than author variation account equally if not better for this variation. Since all of these explanatory factors are compatible with current authorship hypotheses of the PE, Van Nes suggests to no longer use language as a criterion in debates about their authenticity.

Table of Contents:

Contents Acknowledgements List of Tables List of Figures List of Abbreviations Introduction Part 1 The Linguistic Problem of the Pastoral Epistles 1 Origins of the Problem: Founding Figures 1.0 Introduction 1.1 E. Evanson 1.2 F. D. E. Schleiermacher 1.3 J. G. Eichhorn 1.4 H. J. Holtzmann 1.5 P. N. Harrison 1.6 Conclusion 2 Constituents of the Problem: Linguistic Peculiarities 2.0 Introduction 2.1 Peculiarities of Vocabulary 2.1.1 Grecisms 2.1.2 Un-Paulinisms 2.2 Peculiarities of Syntax 2.2.1 ?? 2.2.2 Articles 2.2.3 Prepositions 2.2.1 Univariate Statistics 2.2.2 Multivariate Statistics 2.3 Conclusion 3 Solutions to the Problem: Authorship Hypotheses 3.0 Introduction 3.1 Orthonymity Hypotheses 3.1.1 Statistical Fallacies 3.1.2 Derivative Words 3.1.3 Preformed Traditions 3.1.4 Age 3.1.5 Addressees 3.1.6 Subject Matter 3.1.7 Textuality (versus Orality) 3.1.8 Stylistic Adaptation 3.1.9 Register 3.1.1 Luke 3.1.2 Tychicus 3.2 Pseudonymity Hypotheses 3.2.1 Luke 3.2.2 Timothy 3.2.3 Polycarp 3.3 Partial Orthonymity Hypotheses 3.4 Conclusion Part 2 The Linguistic Problem of the Pastoral Epistles Reconsidered 4 Approaching the Problem: Methodological Considerations 4.0 Introduction 4.1 Linguistic Criticism 4.2 Towards a Linguistic Analysis of the Corpus Paulinum 4.2.1 Consistency Model 4.2.2 Resemblance Model 4.2.3 Population Model 4.2.1 Quantitative Analysis 4.2.2 Qualitative Analysis 4.2.1 Post-Pauline Interpolations? 4.2.2 Co-authors and/or Secretaries? 4.3 Conclusion 5 Pauline Vocabulary: New Perspectives 5.0 Introduction 5.1 Hapax Legomena 5.1.1 Quotations 5.1.2 Proper Nouns 5.1.3 Productivity 5.1.4 Age 5.2 Lexical Richness 5.2.1 Emotionality 5.2.2 Age 5.2.3 Topicality 5.2.4 Textuality (versus Orality) 5.3 Missing Indeclinables 5.3.1 Subjectivity 5.3.2 Emotionality 5.3.3 Textuality (versus Orality) 5.4 Conclusion 6 Pauline Syntax: New Perspectives 6.0 Introduction 6.1. Interclausal Relations 6.1.1 Parataxis 6.1.2 Hypotaxis 6.1.1 Age 6.1.2 Textuality (versus Orality) 6.2 Structural Irregularities 6.2.1 Parentheses 6.2.2 Anacolutha 6.2.3 Ellipses 6.2.1 Emotionality 6.2.2 Textuality (versus Orality) 6.3 Conclusion Conclusion Appendix 1 Hapax Legomena in the Corpus Paulinum Appendix 2 Lexical Richness in the Corpus Paulinum Appendix 3 Missing Indeclinables in the Corpus Paulinum Appendix 4 Interclausal Relations in the Corpus Paulinum Appendix 5 Structural Irregularities in the Corpus Paulinum Bibliography Index of Modern Authors
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