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Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn
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Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn


Lexham Press 2011

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Stephen H. Levinsohn is by no means the only SIL International member deserving recognition for significant contributions to the field of biblical studies; all too frequently such work goes unrecognized, even if it is appreciated in some quarters. The goal of this volume is to see that at least in Stephen's case, his work receives the commendation that it deserves. Each of the contributors to this volume has had their ideas challenged or influenced by Levinsohn's work, and each counts it an honor to contribute to a volume honoring him. The caliber of these scholars should dispel any doubts about why we're honoring Stephen's work in this Festschrift; the list of contributors speaks for itself.

Key Features

  • Chapters include introductions, conclusions, and bibliographies
  • Analyzes the importance of discourse studies in relation to biblical interpretation
  • Includes a detailed appendix on the last chapter, "The Use of the Article Before Names of Places"


  • "Discourse Analysis as an Aid to Bible Translation" by Iver Larsen
  • "Why Hasn't Literary Stylistics Caught on in New Testament Studies?" by Stanley E. Porter
  • "Let Me Direct Your Attention: Attention Management and Translation" by Robert A. Dooley
  • "How Orality Affects the Use of Pragmatic Particles, and How It Is Relevant for Translation" by Regina Blass
  • "Organization and Allusion in Ezekiel 20" by R. J. Sim
  • "Breaking Perfect Rules: The Traditional Understanding of the Greek Perfect" by Constantine R. Campbell
  • "Greek Presents, Imperfects, and Aorists in the Synoptic Gospels: Their Contribution to Narrative Structuring" by Buist Fanning
  • "The Verbal Aspect of the Historical Present Indicative in Narrative" by Steven E. Runge
  • "Particles and Participles: A Helpful Partnership" by Margaret G. Sim
  • "The Semantic Effect of Floating Quantifiers in New Testament Greek" by Lindsay J. Whaley
  • "The Discourse Function of ἀλλά in Non-Negative Contexts" by Rick Brannan
  • "Information Structure Issues in Copular εἶναι Clauses" by Nicholas A. Bailey
  • "Evaluating Luke's Unnatural Greek: A Look at His Connectives" by Randall Buth
  • "The Use of the Article Before Names of Places: Patterns of Use in the Book of Acts" by Jenny Read-Heimerdinger

Product Details

  • Title: Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn
  • Editor: Steven E. Runge
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 412
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781577995203

About Steven E. Runge

Steven E. Runge (D.Litt.) serves as Scholar-in-Residence for Logos Bible Software and as a Research Associate for the Department of Ancient Studies, University of Stellenbosch. He is the author of Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament as well as the General Editor of the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and the Lexham High Definition New Testament.

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