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James Hope Moulton Greek Studies Collection (5 vols.)

by Moulton, James Hope

4 publishers Cambridge University Press, Hodder and Stoughton, Charles H. Kelly, Epworth 1895–1919

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James Hope Moulton Greek Studies Collection (5 vols.)
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Overview

James Hope Moulton dedicated his life to the study of language and to the study of Koine Greek in particular. Though best known for his large reference grammar (Moulton-Howard-Turner) and supplementary lexicon, Vocabulary of the Greek Testament, his contributions to the study of Greek papyri more generally and his experience as a linguist and missionary are equally important. The James Hope Moulton Greek Studies Collection (5 Vols.) brings together a number more accessible contributions to the study of Scripture, linguistics, New Testament Greek, and even missiology from this noted scholar.

Today, James Hope Moulton is best remembered for his work in the study of New Testament grammar and lexicography. Yet at the same time, his passion for Biblical studies and the gospel message and mission cannot be overlooked. This five volume collection of his works covers as broad a range of topics as Moulton himself did during his career. Though his interest in Hellenistic Greek unifies the collection, each of these works sheds light on his career in the academy and in the church, reflecting the effort he put into balancing academic study with practical ministry.

With these titles now available for Logos Bible Software, Moulton's scholarship is even more accessible. Side discussions about grammar or papyri as they relate to the Biblical text are placed at your fingertips. What's more, Moulton's views on a variety of issues are now completely searchable; with scripture appear on mouse-over, as well as being linked to the Greek and Hebrew texts and English translations in your library.

Key Features

  • Introductory discussions and explanations of New Testament Greek grammar
  • Accessible lectures and sermons on a variety of topics related to New Testament study
  • Popular descriptions of the value of the papyri discoveries in Egypt

Individual Titles

An Introduction to the Study of New Testament Greek

  • Author: James Hope Moulton
  • Publisher: Charles H. Kelly
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 320

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Based on the research for his larger reference work, Grammar of New Testament Greek, Moulton's introductory grammar has been used by thousands of first year students since its publication. Unlike the vast majority of introductory texts available, Moulton's grammar brings a linguist's perspective to the introductory study of Greek. In a number of areas, his discussion is superior to that of modern introductions. For example, Moulton recognizes that the middle voice continues to be a viable grammatical category during the New Testament period and is more caution on the question of deponency than most modern grammars. These features and more make this introductory grammar an important and helpful volume for studying New Testament Greek.

An Introduction to the Study of New Testament Greek . . . continues to be a reliable and instructive aid for beginning students. . . . [and is] among those that have serviced tens of thousands of readers of the New Testament.

—Frederick W. Danker, Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study

Now in this small book, Dr. Moulton can do little for language as a science, but he can do a great deal for an interest in the study of it. He is as enthusiastic as he is scientific. He shows us that the pursuit of the severest scientific method is possible along with the most catching love of the labor.

The Expository Times

Two Lectures on the Science of Language

  • Author: James Hope Moulton
  • Publisher: Cambridge
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: 79

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This small volume is made up of two lectures Moulton gave to students at Cambridge on August 19th and 20th in 1902. At the time of his lectures, there was no introductory volume in linguistics available in English, and so Moulton presented these essays to Cambridge University Press for publication to help fill that gap. The goal of the lectures was to rouse the audience's interest in the study of language and encourage further reading in the field.

While much has changed and developed in linguistics since Moulton's day, the study of historical linguistics, of which Moulton's comparative philology was a part, continues to use the same basic methodologies as Moulton himself used. This fact, combined with the reality that linguistic study still struggles to make inroads into biblical scholarship, makes Moulton's small volume particularly valuable.

[T]he mass of illustration gleaned from the papyri and the later inscriptions serves ... to bring [the Greek New Testament] into direct connection with the contemporary vernacular. This result, and other conclusions of great importance for all who are engaged in the study of the New Testament, will be found succinctly and graphically stated by [Moulton] in his lecture on The Science of Language and the Study of the New Testament.

—George Milligan, Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. 9

From Egyptian Rubbish Heaps: Five Popular Lectures on the New Testament

  • Author: James Hope Moulton
  • Publisher: Charles H. Kelly
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 143

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In the first half of this popular little volume, Moulton seeks to present in an accessible style and manner the revolutionary research in the Greek papyri and its relevance to the study of the New Testament. More often than not, discussions of the papyri discoveries are limited to more technical volumes such as Adolf Deissmann's Light from the Ancient East. This is what makes Moulton's publish lectures so handy: they quite helpfully condense the value of the papyri from more technical works and his own research into far more accessible format.

The rest of the lectures published in this volume focus on other questions, including the origin and transmission of the gospels, the perfect timing of Christ's incarnation, and a short sermon on Revelation 14:3. The variety in these essays, from a lecture on the complex topic of textual criticism and transmission to an expository sermon on Revelation, reflects Moulton's academic interest and evangelical conviction, which he never lost sight of throughout his life.

The Christian Religion in the Study and the Street

  • Author: James Hope Moulton
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: xi, 301 pages

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This collection of essays, published posthumously, reflects Moulton's broad interests from apologetics, Synoptic Gospel studies, the historical Jesus, linguistics, textual criticism, and missiology. Fundamentally, Moulton was deeply involved in the major questions and issues of his day, issues that continue to be discussed and debated. How do we relate the claims of Scripture to the challenges of science? What is the relationship among the first three Gospels with their similarities and differences? How can linguistic and grammatical study of language generally impact the study of the New Testament text? How should missionaries deal with the intersection of Christ and culture? Moulton touches on all these questions and more, bringing his insightful thinking to bear on each one of them with his witty and accessible writing style.

A Neglected Sacrament and Other Sermons and Addresses

  • Author: James Hope Moulton
  • Publisher: The Epworth Press
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 175

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At the time of his death in 1917, James H. Moulton had an untold number of unpublished studies, sermons, essays, and addresses. Thanks to the diligent work of his brother, William F. Moulton, sixteen of these are available here. Divided into two sections, the first consists of six essays on a variety of topics from the question of Christianity and war to the Greek papyri of Egypt. In the second section are sermons covering a range of Old and New Testament texts from the historical books to wisdom literature, from the gospels to the epistles and Revelation. The title for the whole volume is borrowed from a sermon that Moulton preached in 1899 on John 13:1-17, where Jesus washes his disciple's feet and commands them to do likewise.

Product Details

  • Title: James Hope Moulton Greek Studies Collection (5 vols.)
  • Author: James Hope Moulton
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 950

About James Hope Moulton

James Hope Moulton was born in 1863. The son of Dr. William F. Moulton, he followed in his father's footsteps as a scholar of Ancient Greek. Moulton attended King's College at Cambridge before becoming a tutor at the Wesleyan College in Didsbury, Manchester in 1902. As his renown grew as a linguist and scholar, he was appointed as the Greenwood Professor of Hellenistic Greek and Indo-European Philology at Manchester University in 1908. During the academic lull caused by World War I, Moulton traveled to India as a missionary in October, 1915. It was on his return home that the ship they were traveling on was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Gulf of Lion south of France. James Hope Moulton died at sea after three days in a lifeboat on April 9th, 1917. On hearing of the tragedy, Adolf Deissmann wrote to Moulton's brother William, "I received the sad news of the sudden tragic death of your brother, my most intimate friend in England and my deserving colleague."