The Philology of the Greek Bible demonstrates Deissmann’s keen Biblical scholarship and knowledge of the Greek language as he examines the New Testament from a critical and linguistic standpoint. He considers the significance of the Septuagint writings on the entirety of the New Testament, as well as the impact of Greek and Hebrew culture, linguistics, and traditions on the writing of the New Testament. Holding that the texts must be read from a critical and contextual viewpoint, Deissmann shows great insight and acumen throughout this work, which is based on a series of four lectures delivered at Cambridge University in 1907.
- Contains premier New Testament scholarship
- Academic yet highly readable
- Title: The Philology of the Greek Bible
- Author: Adolf Deissmann
- Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
- Publication Date: 1908
- Pages: 167
About Adolf Deissmann
Adolf Deissmann was born in 1866 in Germany. A prominent German Biblical scholar, he was an expert in Hellenistic Greek, proving that the New Testament was based on the common language of the Hellenistic world. He died in 1937.