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Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek
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Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek


Zondervan 2008

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Verbal aspect in the Greek language has been a topic of significant debate in recent scholarship. The majority of scholars now believe that an understanding of verbal aspect is even more important than verb tense (past, present, etc.). Until now, however, there have been few accessible textbooks.

In this book, Constantine Campbell investigates the function of verbal aspect within the New Testament Greek narrative. He has done a marvelous job in this book of simplifying the concept without getting caught up using terms of linguistics that no one except those schooled in that field can understand. The book includes exercises, an answer key, glossary of key concepts, an appendix covering space and time, and an index to Scripture cited.

Professors and students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, will use this is as a supplemental text in both beginning and advanced Greek courses. Pastors that study the Greek text will also appreciate this resource as a supplement to their preaching and teaching.

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Key Features

  • Provides a basic handle on verbal aspect for those interested in exegesis and translation of Greek text
  • Presents the material in a way that can be read and understood by all
  • Includes an introduction that explains the importance of verbal aspect


  • Verbal Aspect Theory
    • What Is Verbal Aspect?
    • The History of Verbal Aspect
    • Perfective Aspect
    • Imperfective Aspect
    • The Problem of the Perfect
  • Verbal Aspect and New Testament Text
    • Verbal Lexeme Basics
    • Present and Imperfect Tense-Forms
    • Aorist and Future Tense-Forms
    • Perfect and Pluperfect Tense-Forms
    • More Participles

Product Details

  • Title: Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek
  • Author: Constantine R. Campbell
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 160

About Constantine R. Campbell

Constantine R. Campbell is an associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including most recently Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study and Colossians and Philemon: A Handbook on the Greek Text.

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