Black applies current linguistic research on discourse markers to the sentence conjunctions found in Matthew's Gospel. This treatment combines linguistic insights with a detailed examination of Matthew’s use of conjunctions in narrative passages. She breaks new ground in linguistic theory by modeling the interplay between features such as sentence conjunction, word order, and verb tense in the portrayal of continuity and discontinuity in Greek narrative. Her book will be of interest to New Testament scholars, classicists, discourse analysts and linguists alike.
Stephanie Black is currently a member of the faculty of the Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.