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Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference to Tense and Mood: Third Printing
     

Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference to Tense and Mood: Third Printing

by Stanley E. Porter
 
This detailed work in Greek linguistics argues that the semantic category of synthetic verbal aspect provides a suggestive and workable linguistic model for explaining the range of uses of the tense-forms in Greek. The author addresses in particular those studying the hellenistic Greek of the New Testament, although those interested in Greek language from other

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This detailed work in Greek linguistics argues that the semantic category of synthetic verbal aspect provides a suggestive and workable linguistic model for explaining the range of uses of the tense-forms in Greek. The author addresses in particular those studying the hellenistic Greek of the New Testament, although those interested in Greek language from other periods, and in systemic linguistics and more general questions related to the study of ancient languages will benefit as well. This book will serve both as a textbook for advanced language classes, and as a reference tool for Greek language research.

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«Stanley Porter has explored the significance of verbal aspect as a category for the investigation of the Greek of the New Testament, and has produced some important conclusions. His work is creative, but also meticulous in its attention to detail. He takes full account of recent developments in linguistics and argues on the basis of evidence from a wide range of primary sources. Exegetes will need to reconsider some traditional assumptions about the adequacies of grammatical models which depend solely on tense distinctions. Dr. Porter has anticipated possible objections to his arguments and for this reason has considered such issues as the possible influence of its Semitic background on the language of the New Testament. I have no hesitation in commending Dr. Porter's study.» (Anthony Thiselton, Professor of Theology, University of Nottingham, England)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820424231
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/13/2003
Series:
Studies in Biblical Greek Series , #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
582
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.05(d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Stanley E. Porter is President, Dean, and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Previously, he was Professor of Theology and Head of Department, and then Research Professor in New Testament, at the University of Surrey Roehampton, London, United Kingdom. Porter is the author of numerous books, including Studies in the Greek New Testament (Peter Lang, 1996), Idioms of the Greek New Testament, Katallasso in Ancient Greek Literature, The Paul of Acts, and The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research, among others. He is editor of over thirty-five volumes. Porter has published in numerous journals, and speaks at conferences worldwide.

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