Not long ago I finished reading this informative book which I recommend to all conscientious students of NT Greek.
Originally posted on Biblical and Early Christian Studies:
2014.11.19 | Chrys C. Caragounis. New Testament Language and Exegesis: A Diachronic Approach (WUNT I/323). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014. pp. xiii + 409. Cloth. ISBN: 9783161527647
Reviewed by Emanuel Conțac, Theological Pentecostal Institute of Bucharest.
Many thanks to Mohr Siebeck for providing a review copy.
Readers familiar with Chrys Caragounis’ landmark book The Development of Greek and the New Testament will find new and engaging contributions in the latest volume published by the Lund-based NT scholar. Caragounis, arguably the most energetic advocate of diachrony applied to the study of what is conventionally called “NT Greek”, presents new evidence in defense of the basic tenet that the Greek of the NT should not be studied in isolation from the later Greek, because the history of the language is more organic and interconnected than is usually believed.
The book is divided into two large sections, the first of which (“The Scope and Importance…
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