Studies in the Greek New Testament

Theory and Practice

by Stanley E. Porter (Author)
©1996 Textbook VIII, 292 Pages
Series: Studies in Biblical Greek, Volume 6


Studies in the Greek New Testament: Theory and Practice is a collection of essays illustrating the relevance of Greek for understanding the New Testament. The essays, combining theory and practice, grow out of the author's abiding concern for the study of Greek utilizing the best insights of modern linguistics and biblical exegesis. The first part of the volume, devoted to theory, concentrates on fundamental linguistic questions. Although grammar is emphasized in these essays, including the topic of verbal aspect, lexicography is also discussed. The second part of the volume, devoted to practice, contains essays on crucial passages such as Matthew 16:19, Luke 18:35 and its parallels, Mark 15:2 and the language of Jesus, the speeches in Acts, Romans 5, Galatians 3:28-29, and 1 Timothy 2:15. In these chapters, the author defends provocative positions by utilizing close study of the Greek text.


VIII, 292
ISBN (Softcover)
linguistics biblical exegesis lexicography grammar
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1996. VIII, 292 pp.

Biographical notes

Stanley E. Porter (Author)

The Author: Stanley E. Porter is Professor of Theology and Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the Roehampton Institute London, England. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals, Dr. Porter has written Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference to Tense and Mood (Peter Lang, 1989); Idioms of the Greek New Testament, and Katallasso in Ancient Greek Literature, with Reference to the Pauline Writings, and has edited over a dozen other volumes.


Title: Studies in the Greek New Testament