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Lexham Discourse Handbooks (4 vols.)
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Overview

The Lexham Discourse Handbook series guides readers through the Greek text, integrating insights from the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament. These volumes show how various discourse devices each contribute to the overall flow and structure of the books by providing a unifying analysis of each text.

A New Approach to Exegesis

Dr. Steve Runge’s approach complements traditional approaches by helping readers understand the exegetical implications of the writer’s choices. The handbooks offer sustained commentary on the text, but do not engage issues like background, setting, and audience that preoccupy traditional commentaries. Instead, Runge applies his years of research in discourse grammar to a running exegesis of the Greek. If you have been disappointed by the lack of discussion about structure, discourse flow, and rhetorical strategies in modern commentaries, then the Lexham Discourse Handbooks are for you.

Runge and coauthors James Lanier, Jacob Cerone, and Kristopher Lyle continue this series with volumes on Philippians, Colossians, 1–2 Thessalonians, and James. The Lexham Discourse Handbooks fill an important gap in New Testament study by providing a practical analysis of discourse features rarely covered by commentaries. They describe the exegetical decision-making that leads to the conclusions and applications found in works like the Lexham High Definition Commentaries.

Learn Discourse Analysis

The handbooks also provide a practical, scholarly model for those interested in learning to do discourse analysis. The Discourse Grammar provides the theory and explanation, the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament provides annotations of all their occurrences, and the Lexham Discourse Handbooks synthesize that data and apply the theory to tackle tough exegetical questions pastors and teachers face in studying the New Testament.

Key Features

  • Provides an exegesis of the Greek text
  • Analyzes the structure, discourse flow, and rhetorical strategies used by each writer
  • Describes exegetical implications of the writer’s choices
  • Features a basic introduction to the theoretical framework and methodology applied in the analysis
  • Includes a glossary of technical terminology used in the handbooks
  • Serves as a companion to the High Definition Commentary volumes

Product Details

Individual Titles

Philippians

  • Authors: James Lanier and Steven E. Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014

James Lanier is pursuing an MDiv at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BD in theology at University of London (Heythrop College). He holds a BA from Furman University, where he double-majored in classical languages and philosophy. James has also served as a Homer Multitext Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies.

Colossians

  • Authors: James Lanier and Steven E. Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014

James Lanier is pursuing an MDiv at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BD in theology at University of London (Heythrop College). He holds a BA from Furman University, where he double-majored in classical languages and philosophy. James has also served as a Homer Multitext Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies.

1–2 Thessalonians

  • Authors: Jacob N. Cerone and Steven E. Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014

Jacob N. Cerone holds a BA in pastoral ministries from Moody Bible Institute and an MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is also completing an MTh in New Testament studies at Southeastern under the supervision of Dr. David Alan Black, the M.O. Owens Jr. Chair of New Testament Studies, for whom he also serves as a research assistant. Jacob has been ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance and served as assistant pastor for discipleship at Cary Alliance Church, in Apex, North Carolina.

James

  • Authors: Kristopher A. Lyle and Steven E. Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014

Kristopher A. Lyle holds a BA from Houston Baptist University, double-majoring in biblical languages and sociology; and an MA in biblical languages from the University of Stellenbosch (cum laude) in South Africa. Kristopher served as the youth pastor for First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Texas.

About the Series Editor

Steven E. Runge has a master of theological studies degree in biblical languages from Trinity Western Seminary in Langley, BC, Canada, a BA 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, Steve 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. Steve presently serves as a scholar-in-residence at Logos Bible Software, where, along with Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, he has developed the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and the Lexham High Definition New Testament.

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