Stanley E. Porter, Ph.D. (1988), University of Sheffield, is President and Dean, Professor of New Testament, and Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published numerous books and articles on the Greek language, linguistics, and New Testament studies, including Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament (2015).
Gregory P. Fewster is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and a graduate of McMaster Divinity College. He is the author of Creation Language in Romans 8 (Brill, 2013) and co-editor of Paul and Pseudepigraphy (Brill, 2013).
Christopher D. Land, Ph.D. (2013), McMaster Divinity College, is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Linguistics at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Integrity of 2 Corinthians and Paul’s Aggravating Absence (2015) and co-editor of Paul and His Social Relations (Brill, 2012).
Contributors are: Mary L. Conway, Zachary K. Dawson, Gregory P. Fewster, Benjamin B. Hunt, Christopher D. Land, Hughson T. Ong, Francis G.H. Pang, Stanley E. Porter, Tony Pyles, Jeffrey Reber, Beth M. Stovell, Xiaxia E. Xue.
All interested in Old and New Testament interpretation, ancient Greek and Hebrew, linguistic theory, hermeneutics, and special topics in linguistics.
"This volume informs readership of some recent developments in linguistics and demonstrates how these developments may provide a more nuanced understanding of biblical texts. The essays are helpful in identifying particular linguistic patterns, discourses, and structures that can be used as supportive exegetical tools."
Svetlana Khobnya, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2017
Table of contents
Modeling Biblical Language: An Introduction, Stanley E. Porter, Gregory P. Fewster, and Christopher D. Land
I. Modeling Language
1. Systemic Functional Linguistics and the Greek Language: The Need for Further Modeling, Stanley E. Porter
2. Aspect and Aktionsart Once Again, Francis G. H. Pang
3. Relative Temporal Ordering: Discourse Temporality in the Greek of the New Testament, Jeffrey Reber
II. Modeling the Languages of the Hebrew Bible
4. Appraisal Theory and the Ideology of Judges 6, Mary L. Conway
5. Sam(p)son’s Advent: Comparative Discourse Analysis of Judges 13 in Hebrew and Greek, Anthony Pyles
6. Yahweh as Shepherd-King in Ezekiel 34: A Linguistic-Literary Analysis of Metaphors of Shepherding, Beth M. Stovell
II. Modeling the Language of the Greek New Testament
7. Jesus before Pilate: A Discourse Analysis of John 18:33–38, Christopher D. Land
8. Towards a Model of Functional Monosemy: A Study of Creation Language in Romans, Gregory P. Fewster
9. An Intertextual Discourse Analysis of Romans 9:30–10:13, Xiaxia E. Xue
10. Reconsidering the Meaning and Translation of Πνευματικός and Πνεῦμα in the Discourse Context of 1 Corinthians 12–14, Hughson T. Ong
11. Metaphor Analysis with Some Help from Corpus Linguistics: Contextualizing ‘Root’ Metaphors in Colossians and Ephesians, Gregory P. Fewster
12. Language as Negotiation: A Functional Linguistic Model for Ideological Criticism with Application to James 2:1–13, Zachary K. Dawson
13. Meaning in Bulk: The Greek Clause Complex and 1 Peter 1:3–12, Benjamin B. Hunt