Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference


SEPconfI spoke at the “Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate” conference held at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, on April 26-27. The conference organizers, Ben Merkle and David Alan Black, were masterful in coordinating the two days of speakers, attended by about two hundred or more people. The meals together with my fellow presenters were especially enjoyable.

The conference was designed to bring attendees up to date on a variety of topics in contemporary New Testament Greek studies. My paper was on “Linguistic Schools.” In this paper, I first raised the question of what constitutes a linguistic school. There are various definitions and ways of dividing up the schools that exist. I treated those that have had substantial linguistic research in both linguistic theory and biblical monographs. Before treating contemporary schools, I first discussed traditional grammar and the two major periods…

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