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Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament

, 2015
ISBN: 9780310529873
  • Format:Digital


Advances in the Study of Greek offers an introduction to issues of interest in the current world of Greek scholarship. Those within Greek scholarship will welcome this book as a tool that puts students, pastors, professors, and commentators firmly in touch with what is going on in Greek studies. Those outside Greek scholarship will warmly receive Advances in the Study of Greek as a resource to get themselves up to speed in Greek studies. Free of technical linguistic jargon, the scholarship contained within is highly accessible to outsiders.

Advances in the Study of Greek provides an accessible introduction for students, pastors, professors, and commentators to understand the current issues of interest in this period of paradigm shift.

Key Features

  • Introduces Greek students to various issues within cutting-edge Greek scholarship and linguistics
  • Provides an accessible introduction for students, pastors, professors, and New Testament commentators
  • Equips readers to handle Greek text with linguistic sophistication, both on a methodological and practical level


  • Foreword by D. A. Carson
  • A Short History of Greek Studies
  • Linguistic Studies
  • Lexical Semantics and Lexicography
  • Deponency and Middle Voice
  • Verbal Aspect and Aktionsart
  • Idiolect, Genre, and Register
  • Discourse Analysis: Part 1
  • Discourse Analysis: Part 2
  • Pronunciation
  • Teaching and Learning Greek

Praise for the Print Edition

The complexity, inaccessibility and even hostility of the debates within Greek studies have offered scholars a ready excuse for tuning out and waiting for something useful to come about. And although developments in the last decade have demonstrated potential payoff for exegetes, accessibility to this research in summary form has continued to be a vexing problem until now. Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek stands to deprive even the most cynical reader of the tired excuse that there is nothing new or useful to be learned about Greek. The sweeping overviews of recent discussions, combined with recommended readings at the end of each chapter, enable readers without substantial background to gain a meaningful understanding of the issues, what’s at stake, and potential ways forward.

— Steven E. Runge, Scholar-in-Residence, Logos Bible Software

Want to get up to speed on recent research in New Testament Greek? There is no better book (in fact, this is the only book!). Con Campbell leads you expertly through the complexities of advances in scholarship so you can be a better teacher, preacher, and student of the Word. Highly recommended!

—Andreas J. Köstenberger, Senior Research Professor of Biblical Theology and New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Students—and even some professors—whose experience with Koine Greek has been limited primarily to standard elementary and intermediate textbooks, would be astounded to know the height and breadth and depth of work that has been accomplished on the original language of the New Testament in recent years. We live in a time in which great advances are taking place in a variety of directions, but both the specialized nature of the discussions and their relegation to stuffy conference rooms and technical journal articles, have limited the needed impact on frontline Greek pedagogy. Enter Con Campbell, who has provided us with a helpful overview of the history and most salient aspects of paradigm-shifting discussions

— George H. Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, Union University

Product Details

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Constantine R. Campbell

Dr. Constantine R. Campbell is associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and he taught for several years at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He’s the author of Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study (Zondervan, 2012), which won the 2014 Christianity Today Book Award in Biblical Studies; Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament (Peter Lang, 2007); Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs: Further Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament (Peter Lang, 2008); Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek (Zondervan, 2008); Not Ashamed: 2 Timothy (Aquila, 2008); Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People (Zondervan, 2010); Outreach and the Artist: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts (Zondervan, 2013); and Colossians and Philemon: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Baylor, 2013).

A trained jazz saxophonist, Dr. Campbell is also an active preacher and evangelist. He’s ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia, and he and his wife, Bronwyn, have three children.

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