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Greek New Testament Discourse Bundle (8 vols.)

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The Greek New Testament Discourse Bundle (8 vols.), a compilation of works by Greek scholar Steven Runge, is designed to give the reader a mastery of the original New Testament text. Whether you are beginning to study Greek or are a seasoned seminary student, this eight-volume bundle will give you fresh insight on the usage of Greek in the Bible.

  • Expositional commentaries based on discourse analysis
  • Chapters include introductions, conclusions, and bibliographies
  • View the Greek and English side-by-side
Steven Runge has made a valuable contribution to the revolution [in discourse linguistics] by his insightful analysis of each New Testament book in his Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament. Now he has taken the next step and provided a theoretical base for his applications in Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament. . . . I commend his pioneering work for serious consideration by all New Testament students and scholars. . . . I have always been interested in any type of analysis that will help me understand the New Testament better. Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament has helped me to do just that.

—Dr. William Varner, Professor of Greek Exegesis, The Masters College

  • Title: Greek New Testament Discourse Bundle
  • Author: Steven Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volumes: 8
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Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Bundle (4 vols.)

  • Author: Steven Runge
  • Publication Date: 2008
The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament features datasets and visual filters that allow you to quickly identify and search the discourse devices in the New Testament. Discourse Analysis is the study of how authors use linguistic devices to effectively communicate their message. Drs. Runge and Westbury have painstakingly analyzed the discourse of the New Testament and annotated it with 20 devices that are common to all languages. These annotations are searchable, so you can find every occurance of a specific discourse device like direct address or changed reference. And with the use of our reverse interlinear data, you can use the Discourse visual filters to view these annotations in several different English or Greek bibles. Explore the biblical texts with these datasets and visual filters to provide you with greater insight into the thought and rhetorical strategy of the biblical authors.

Titles Included

  • Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Dataset
  • Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament Dataset: SBL Edition
  • Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: Glossary
  • Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: Introduction

Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis

  • Author: Steven Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2008

The Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament revolutionized how we read the New Testament by applying discourse markers to the Greek text. Now, Steven Runge's Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis offers readers a book-length treatment of discourse linguistics and how it can be applied to New Testament exegesis and interpretation. In Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament, Steven Runge introduces a function-based approach to language, and seeks to describe grammatical conventions based upon the discourse functions they accomplish. This volume does not reinvent previous grammars or supplant previous work on the New Testament. Instead, Runge reviews, clarifies, and provides a unified description of each of the discourse features. That makes it useful for beginning Greek students, pastors, and teachers, as well as for advanced New Testament scholars looking for a volume which synthesizes the varied sub-disciplines of New Testament discourse analysis.

The approach in Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament is cross-linguistic. Runge looks at how all languages operate before he focuses on Greek. He examines linguistics in general to simplify the analytical process and explain how and why we communicate as we do, leading to a more accurate description of the Greek text. The approach is also function-based—meaning that Runge gives primary attention to describing the tasks accomplished by each discourse feature.

Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn

  • Editor: Steven Runge
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 412

Stephen H. Levinsohn is by no means the only SIL International member deserving recognition for significant contributions to the field of biblical studies; all too frequently such work goes unrecognized, even if it is appreciated in some quarters. The goal of this volume is to see that at least in Stephen's case, his work receives the commendation that it deserves. Each of the contributors to this volume has had their ideas challenged or influenced by Levinsohn's work, and each counts it an honor to contribute to a volume honoring him. The caliber of these scholars should dispel any doubts about why we're honoring Stephen's work in this Festschrift; the list of contributors speaks for itself. If you have been wondering exactly what discourse studies has to offer to biblical interpretation, of the dividends that are in store for those who invest the time and effort to enter this field.


  • "Discourse Analysis as an Aid to Bible Translation" by Iver Larsen
  • "Why Hasn't Literary Stylistics Caught on in New Testament Studies?" by Stanley E. Porter
  • "Let Me Direct Your Attention: Attention Management and Translation" by Robert A. Dooley
  • "How Orality Affects the Use of Pragmatic Particles, and How It Is Relevant for Translation" by Regina Blass
  • "Organization and Allusion in Ezekiel 20" by R. J. Sim
  • "Breaking Perfect Rules: The Traditional Understanding of the Greek Perfect" by Constantine R. Campbell
  • "Greek Presents, Imperfects, and Aorists in the Synoptic Gospels: Their Contribution to Narrative Structuring" by Buist Fanning
  • "The Verbal Aspect of the Historical Present Indicative in Narrative" by Steven E. Runge
  • "Particles and Participles: A Helpful Partnership" by Margaret G. Sim
  • "The Semantic Effect of Floating Quantifiers in New Testament Greek" by Lindsay J. Whaley
  • "The Discourse Function of ἀλλά in Non-Negative Contexts" by Rick Brannan
  • "Information Structure Issues in Copular εἶναι Clauses" by Nicholas A. Bailey
  • "Evaluating Luke's Unnatural Greek: A Look at His Connectives" by Randall Buth
  • "The Use of the Article Before Names of Places: Patterns of Use in the Book of Acts" by Jenny Read-Heimerdinger

High Definition Commentary: Philippians

  • Author: Steven Runge
  • Publication Date: 2011

Logos Bible Software is presenting another first in cutting-edge resources for teachers and pastors! This study in Philippians inaugurates a brand-new series by Logos, the High Definition Commentary. Not only does it provide discourse-based commentary, but also features custom-designed slides to use in your teaching. Each piece of artwork is tailored to illustrate the key ideas of the passage. Dr. Steven Runge, author of Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament highlights what you need to know to teach effectively from this book of the New Testament.

This commentary draws on the insights provided in the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament (6 Vols.), helping you identify the Apostle Paul's intent by examining the linguistic and literary clues in the text. The High Definition Commentary: Philippians is a one-of-a-kind Bible teaching tool, and only available from Logos Bible Software.

Divided into preachable chunks, Philippians features clear and concise big ideas of the passage, as well as custom-designed graphics that you can export directly for sermons or Bible studies. Dr. Runge applies his linguistic and exegetical expertise to guide your study and examines the flow of the book. A highly approachable and illustrative work, this expository commentary also uses real-life examples and stories.

More volumes will be added based on interest in the project. If you like what you see, tell your friends!

The Greek Verb Revisited: A Fresh Approach for Biblical Exegesis

  • Editors: Steven Runge and Christopher J. French
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 672

For the past 25 years, debate regarding the nature of tense and aspect in the Koine Greek verb has held New Testament studies at an impasse. The Greek Verb Revisited examines recent developments from the field of linguistics, which may dramatically shift the direction of this discussion. Readers will find an accessible introduction to the foundational issues, and more importantly, they will discover a way forward through the debate.

Originally presented during a conference on the Greek verb supported by and held at Tyndale House and sponsored by the Faculty of Divinity of Cambridge University, the papers included in this collection represent the culmination of scholarly collaboration. The outcome is a practical and accessible overview of the Greek verb that moves beyond the current impasse by taking into account the latest scholarship from the fields of linguistics, Classics, and New Testament studies.

[Excerpted from the concluding essay] "Another crucial issue is the long-term disinclination of those who study Greek in different institutional environments to communicate effectively with one another, or indeed with linguists who have a more general interest in grammatical and semantic categories that happen to have instantiations in Greek. It is still not unusual, for example, for Classicists to have no real sense of the evolution of the language in postclassical periods (whether ancient, medieval, or modern), or for New Testament scholars largely to ignore what was happening more generally to Greek in the Roman period, or for Hellenists collectively to lack any clear theoretical or typological perspective when framing their analyses of specifically Greek phenomena. This volume, by contrast, is characterized throughout by the openness of its contributors to the value of information and insights derived from work in linguistic theory and linguistic typology, and to the importance of scholarship conducted right across the spectrum of Greek studies. As a consequence, the argumentation in its different chapters is more incisive, and the analyses more grounded and more compelling, than would otherwise ever have been possible. Nothing, after all, breeds cant and gibberish more rapidly than a closed circle of devotees who are certain they have all the answers."

—Professor Geoff Horrocks, Professor of Comparative Philology, Faculty of Classics, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge University

It is rare that I attend a conference as well-focused and helpful as this. Combine that with high-quality scholarship from a mixture of people with expertise in Classics, Linguistics and New Testament Studies, and you have a delightful two days which was educative, stretching, engaging and stimulating. As a New Testament exegete, I learned much about the Greek verb from this conference, and have gained angles and perspectives which will inform my reading of the New Testament and other early Christian literature. I’m enormously grateful—and looking forward to seeing the book!

—Professor Steve Walton, Professorial Research Fellow in New Testament, St Mary’s University, Twickenham (London)

This insightful and clearly-written volume of essays truly advances the discussion of verbal aspect and tense in Koine Greek. I plan to use The Greek Verb Revisited as a textbook in an upper-level Greek seminar.

—Robert L. Plummer, PhD, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Host of

Steven Runge has a Master of Theological Studies degree in Biblical Languages from Trinity Western Seminary in Langley, B.C., Canada, a B. A. in Speech Communication from Western Washington University, and a Doctor of Literature degree in Biblical Languages from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, which was supervised by Christo Van der Merwe. In preparation for his doctoral research, Steven completed several years of study in the linguistic fields of pragmatics and discourse grammar. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Trinity Western University, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) while completing his education. He presently serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software.


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