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.
Excerpted from Nelson's New Christian Dictionary
Deissman, Adolf (1866–1937) German New Testament scholar. His studies showed that the New Testament was written in popular rather than classical Greek and described the evolution of Christian doctrine in terms of a popular cult. Deissman wrote a life of the apostle Paul and other biblical studies. The more important of his books were Light from the Ancient East (1910) and The Religion of Jesus and the Faith of Paul (1923).