Ellis-LectureI had the privilege of delivering the Ellis Lectures at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, on 28 February and 1 March, 2019. These lectures, endowed by the late New Testament scholar Earle Ellis, whom I had the opportunity to meet for the first time when I was a student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in the early 1980s, are named in honor of his parents and were endowed by him.

The three lectures that I delivered were entitled “Can Greek Linguistics Inform New Testament Theology?” In these lectures, I used the history of language study from the Enlightenment to the present as a means of assessing New Testament Greek language study and, especially, the history and development of New Testament theology. Some might at first think that this is an odd approach to the history and development of New Testament theology. Let me assure you it is…

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