The Greek perfect tense-form is the most puzzling of the indicative forms. Its formation is interesting, its aspectual value is debated, and its flexibility in use is astounding. I’m always happy to learn more about the perfect and I hear there is an entire edited volume coming out on it. But until then, we can whet our appetite with several essays in the recently published The Greek Verb Revisited. In this….
Old Testament (or, Hebrew Bible) introductions generally work book by book to cover the basics and the controversies wrapped up with each biblical book. This unique introduction to the OT works thematically instead. The authors come from various traditions (Judaism, Christianity,…
In The Greek Verb Revisited, one author took on a reigning paradigm in Koine Greek studies: how we define verbal aspect. It is widely understood (and I have understood it myself) as the subjective representation of an event. That means the author’s choice of tense-form determined how they were attempting to portray the event, not how the event actually happened in reality….
Today there are incredible websites with up-to-date statistics on world missions, who has been reached, who hasn’t, and what work is being doing. The Joshua Project is one of the best websites, and I had time to peruse it this week. They also provide the widget that I now embedded in the sidebar, which highlights an unreached people group each day. Please pray for them as they came across your screen…
When I finished my first four semesters of Greek, I was enchanted by the language and the way it opened up my understanding of the Bible as a whole. Yet I knew there was still much more to learn than the basic verbal categories in Wallace’s grammar, especially given all the exceptions to his rules. His description of aspect….
Larry Hurtado reviews J. R. Daniel Kirk’s A Man Attested by God and demonstrates how to carefully read and review a book.
Paul Hoskins (professor of NT at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and sometime-contributor to our blog) finished his Revelation commentary….
The first edition of John Collins’ Apocalyptic Imagination was published more than 30 years ago. The second edition was published seventeen years ago. The third edition updates this time-tested textbook to take account of the last seventeen years of scholarship, which has shown immense interest in apocalyptic literature and its relevance for New Testament interpretation….