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Studies in the Greek New Testament: Theory and Practice (Studies in Biblical Greek)
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I bought this book for a class, and, frankly, was really only interested in one essay. However, as it turned out, I've read much more than that single essay and have become even more pleased with my purchase! Two essays deserve special mention here. First, in the "theoretical" part of the book, the essay on linguistic issues in NT lexicography is an extremely important read, esp. for novice exegetes. First, Porter shows how NT lexicography has not really changed over they years (except, perhaps, with the arrival of Louw & Nida's lexicon). He shows how lexica could be vastly improved--and made more trustworthy--by applying principles of modern linguistics to the task. The most eye-opening part of the essay was showing the many fallacies traditional lexicography created and propogated--and set their users up to propogate(!). He ends the essay with some suggestions for contemporary NT lexicographers.
The second essay worth highlighting is in the "practice" section of the book, entitled "The Argument of Romans 5.Read more ›