This volume continues the major work published by the JSNT Supplement Series in the area of Greek linguistics of the New Testament, and explores what the editors believe are crucial phases in the application of linguistics to New Testament Greek. The first half of the volume includes essays on such topics as linguistics and literary criticism, linguistics and historical criticism, and linguistics and rhetoric. The second half includes essays dealing with the relations and uses of individual words, but ranges from oral composition to the value of word frequency in determining authorship. Some of these essays review established models of research; others propose new models and criteria of linguistic analysis.
Stanley E. Porter is Principal, Dean and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Canada. D.A. Carson is Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.