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Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek

, 2008
ISBN: 9780310499480


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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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  • 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

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and 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

Constantine R. Campbell (PhD, Macquarie University) is the author of several books on the New Testament and Ancient Greek, including Paul and Union with Christ—the 2014 Christianity Today Book of the Year in Biblical Studies. He is Professor and Associate Research Director at the Sydney College of Divinity, and was previously Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Illinois) and senior lecturer in New Testament at Moore Theological College (Sydney). Dr Campbell lives in Canberra, Australia. His website is found here.


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