Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament

Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament

However, this is not the way questions in the Greek New Testament work, and it overlooks the rhetorical importance of questions and how they were used in the ancient world.

Author: Douglas Estes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310525080

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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While there are almost 1000 questions in the Greek New Testament, many commentators, pastors, and students skip over the questions for more ‘theological’ verses or worse they convert questions into statements to mine them for what they are saying theologically. However, this is not the way questions in the Greek New Testament work, and it overlooks the rhetorical importance of questions and how they were used in the ancient world. Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament is a helpful and thorough examination of questions in the Greek New Testament, seen from the standpoint of grammatical, semantic, and linguistic analysis, with special emphasis on their rhetorical effects. It includes charts, tools, and lists that explain and categorize the almost 1000 questions in the Greek New Testament. Thus, the user is able to go to the section in the book dealing with the type of question they are studying and find the exegetical parameters needed to understand that question. Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament offers vibrant examples of all the major categories of questions to aid the reader in grasping how questions work in the Greek New Testament. Special emphasis is given to the way questions persuade and influence readers of the Greek New Testament.
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Job 28 As Rhetoric

Job 28 As Rhetoric

Forms and Functions of Rhetorical Questions in Conversation , ” Journal of
Pragmatics 14 ( 1990 ) 726 . 56 E. A. Nida et al . , Style and Discourse : With
Special Reference to the Greek New Testament ( Cape Town : Bible Society ,
1983 ) 39 .

Author: Alison Lo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004133208

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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This volume argues that Job 28, as Job's words in its present position, has a special rhetorical function within the whole book, and more specifically within the context of chapters 22-31
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Discourse Features of New Testament Greek

Discourse Features of New Testament Greek

A Coursebook on the Information Structure of New Testament Greek Stephen H.
Levinsohn. 17 . 2 . 6 Rhetorical Questions Sometimes , as Beekman and Callow (
1974 : 243 ) claim , “ rhetorical questions are . . . used to signal the start of a ...

Author: Stephen H. Levinsohn

Publisher: Summer Inst of Linguistics

ISBN: PSU:000048874120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 316

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Dr. Levinsohn, with expertise in both New Testament Greek and discourse analysis, wrote this coursebook for use in classroom lectures and discussion groups, as well as for self-instruction. He draws on his research and his experience in seminars, teach-ins, and courses as he describes discourse features that he and other researchers have studied in depth. For maximum benefit, students should already have some basic familiarity with discourse analysis and some knowledge of Koine Greek. They do not need extensive knowledge of Greek vocabulary, but do need the ability to identify the case of a noun, the tense-aspect of a verb, and to distinguish participial, relative, and main clauses. The seventeen chapters cover topics such as constituent order, sentence conjunctions, patterns of reference, back grounding and highlighting, and reporting conversations. Discourse features are illustrated from passages of the New Testament. Most sections include review questions to assist the student in applying the principles. -- Amazon
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Rhetoric and the New Testament

Rhetoric and the New Testament

These essays provide an excellent sampling of some of the major work being done in rhetorical study of the New Testament and suggest several avenues for future research.

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567582737

Category: Religion

Page: 538

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What role did classical rhetoric play in the writing of the New Testament? What role does classical and modern rhetoric play in interpreting the New Testament today? What role should classical and modern rhetoric play in New Testament interpretation? These and related questions are asked in this collection of over twenty essays originally delivered as papers at the 1992 Heidelberg Conference on Rhetorical Criticism of Biblical Documents. This conference, the first of several scheduled to address fundamental rhetorical issues of increasing importance in New Testament study, drew scholars from three continents and over fourteen countries, making it a truly international scholarly event and this a truly cosmopolitan publication. The authors' varying contexts resulted in a lively and challenging discussion well reflected in this volume's essays. The first part discusses rhetoric in the light of extended interpretation of a variety of New Testament texts. Luke and Acts, most of Paul's letters, and other New Testament documents are scrutinized using various rhetorical categories. In the second part, questions of rhetoric and methodology are raised. New approaches are tested in a number of essays that push the boundaries of traditional rhetorical study. These essays provide an excellent sampling of some of the major work being done in rhetorical study of the New Testament and suggest several avenues for future research.
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Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek

Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek

inquiry ( for information or advice ) ; the latter is a rhetorical substitute for an
assertion , often equivalent to a negative answer to itself , or , if the question is
negative , to a positive answer . Since both questions of fact and questions of ...

Author: Ernest DeWitt Burton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013710192

Category: Greek language, Biblical

Page: 215

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Categories: Greek language, Biblical

New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

Sometimes confirming but often challenging common interpretations of texts, this is the first systematic study of the rhetorical composition of the New Testament.

Author: George A. Kennedy

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616254

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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New Testament Interpretation through Rhetorical Criticism provides readers of the Bible with an important tool for understanding the Scriptures. Based on the theory and practice of Greek rhetoric in the New Testament, George Kennedy's approach acknowledges that New Testament writers wrote to persuade an audience of the truth of their messages. These writers employed rhetorical conventions that were widely known and imitated in the society of the times. Sometimes confirming but often challenging common interpretations of texts, this is the first systematic study of the rhetorical composition of the New Testament. As a complement to form criticism, historical criticism, and other methods of biblical analysis, rhetorical criticism focuses on the text as we have it and seeks to discover the basis of its powerful appeal and the intent of its authors. Kennedy shows that biblical writers employed both "external" modes of persuasion, such as scriptural authority, the evidence of miracles, and the testimony of witnesses, and "internal" methods, such as ethos (authority and character of the speaker), pathos (emotional appeal to the audience), and logos (deductive and inductive argument in the text). In the opening chapter Kennedy presents a survey of how rhetoric was taught in the New Testament period and outlines a rigorous method of rhetorical criticism that involves a series of steps. He provides in succeeding chapters examples of rhetorical analysis, looking closely at the Sermon on the Mount, the Sermon on the Plain, Jesus' farewell to the disciples in John's Gospel, the distinctive rhetoric of Jesus, the speeches in Acts, and the approach of Saint Paul in Second Corinthians, Thessalonians, Galatians, and Romans.
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A New Syntax of the Verb in New Testament Greek

A New Syntax of the Verb in New Testament Greek

Most questions appear to be designed to elicit information , but some questions
are rhetorical , designed in fact to imply an assertion , or even a command , rather
than to expect an answer . In form such questions may be the same as almost ...

Author: K. L. McKay

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016517182

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 203

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In recent decades it has been increasingly recognized that the forms of the verb in ancient Greek, including that of the New Testament, do not signal time (past, present, future), but aspect (the way each activity is viewed in relation to its context). Applying the new insights, this book offers a concise and clearly stated account of the way the verb works in the syntax of New Testament Greek. Its approach is pragmatic, with emphasis on context rather than theory. It can be read as a coherent account, and its four indexes also make it a handy reference book.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Notes on Linguistics

Notes on Linguistics

THE COMMUNICATION SITUATION AND RHETORICAL QUESTIONS Mildred L .
Larsen * 1 . ... ( 1974 : Chapter 15 ) have presented a careful analysis of the
speaker ' s intent for rhetorical questions in the Greek text of the New Testament .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007277010

Category: Linguistics

Page:

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Categories: Linguistics

Rhetoric and the New Testament

Rhetoric and the New Testament

Author: Burton L. Mack

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015017927776

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 683

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Illinois Classical Studies

Illinois Classical Studies

4 Esse Videatur Rhythm in the Greek New Testament Gospels and Acts of the
Apostles J. K. NEWMAN A recent book ' has raised again the important
exegetical question of rhetoric and the Christian New Testament . But the topic of
prose ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125553077

Category: Classical antiquities

Page:

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Categories: Classical antiquities

Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament

Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament

In view of the current debate on the application of Greek and Roman rhetoric to biblical texts C. Joachim Classen aims at determining both the opportunities and the limits of such forms of criticism, stressing the importance of ...

Author: Carl Joachim Classen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161473701

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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In view of the current debate on the application of Greek and Roman rhetoric to biblical texts C. Joachim Classen aims at determining both the opportunities and the limits of such forms of criticism, stressing the importance of supplementing the ancient categories by modern ones. He emphasizes the difference between letters such as Paul's epistles and other kinds of texts, for example the gospels, and the need to select the aspects and criteria of rhetorical criticism accordingly and tries to illustrate how such criticism may be practised. In addition he answers the question to what extent Paul was familiar with Greek rhetoric by an examination of his vocabulary and analyses at length Melanchthon's early lectures, his handbooks and his commentaries to show some of the roots of this type of criticism, the manner in which its greatest exponent developed it and the qualities ideally required for its successful application.
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A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research

A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research

It is a rhetorical question in Lu . ... Have the grammars been correct in explaining
all these subjunctives in questions as " deliberative " ? Certainly the future ind . is
very common in rhetorical and other questions in the N. T. ( 6 ) Volitive .

Author: A. T. Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101045607791

Category: Greek language, Biblical

Page: 1454

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Categories: Greek language, Biblical

What Else Can I Tell You

What Else Can I Tell You

They devote an entire chapter to Bible translations , outlining the basic problems
with regard to the functioning of rhetorical questions . They claim the following :
The question form is one of the constructions found in the Greek New Testament
 ...

Author: Cornelia Ilie

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016281615

Category: English language

Page: 248

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by pragmatic factors, the most important of which are: their sequential position in discourse, the addresser's and the addressee's commitments and expectations, the specific roles assumed and goals pursued by the addresser and the addressee, the power balance between the addresser and the addressee, and the symmetrical/asymmetrical and adversarial/non-adversarial relation between the addresser and the addressee."--ABSTRACT.
Categories: English language

Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

They devote an entire chapter to Bible translations , outlining the basic problems
with regard to the functioning of rhetorical questions . They claim the following :
The question form is one of the constructions found in the Greek New Testament
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0070431903

Category: English philology

Page:

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Categories: English philology

Rhetoric and the New Testament

Rhetoric and the New Testament

A Greek version of the Old Testament clearly manifests that its translators were
unable to translate and reproduce identically the ... In any case , whether hymns
or encomia , they too had a clear rhetorical structure , different from that of Phil
2.6-11 . ... On this question , see for instance L. Alonso - Schökel , Estudios de
poètica hebrea ( Barcelona , 1963 ) ; idem , ' La poesie hebraique ' , DBS VIII , pp
. 47-90 ...

Author: Wilhelm H. Wuellner

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015032595939

Category: Bible

Page: 538

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New Testament Greek

New Testament Greek

The typical example used is Peter ' s question to Jesus , Kúpie , após tiva
åtenevoOueda ; = " Lord , to whom shall we go ? ” ( John 6 : 68 ) . 7 This nuance
of the future also includes another variety , rhetorical questions . For example ,
we have ...

Author: Gerald L. Stevens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032964242

Category: Bible

Page: 492

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This text is written as both a beginning and intermediate grammar. Arranged by individual lessons, the book's approach is traditional. The method is deductive and the content grammatically and exegetically oriented. The text moves from basic verb and noun structures to more subtle syntactic nuances in an effort to weave all lessons into a building, harmonious whole. Vocabulary is organised from frequency lists and carefully worked into sentences for translation. New Testament Greek incorporates sentence diagramming into the learning process, using a system that is designed to be simple, easily learned and adaptable. It also includes Lagniappe sections that feature various Greek manuscripts, adding interest for further study. The integrated New Testament Greek Workbook provides extensive material and allows the beginning student the practice that is crucial to the learning and mastery of a new language.
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New Testament Greek grammar

New Testament Greek grammar

8 ( 6 ) oùxí , a more emphatic form of où , introduces a question which expects an
affirmative answer : ουχί και οι τελώναι το αυτό ποιούσιν ; Do not the tax -
collectors also do ... The Deliberative Subjunctive This is used for rhetorical
questions ,

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4928852

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A Handbook on the Letter to the Hebrews

A Handbook on the Letter to the Hebrews

Author: Paul Ellingworth

Publisher: American Bible Society

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110685224

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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A verse-by-verse analysis and commentary on the book of Hebrews by recognized biblical translation experts. Special attention is focused on critical words and phrases, explaining accepted interpretations, noting how various translations have handled these passages, and often explaining the nuaces of the Greek original text.
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The Translator s Reference Translation of the Gospel of Luke

The Translator s Reference Translation of the Gospel of Luke

Indicates that the following question is a rhetorical question in the Greek text . ...
may want to include in a translation in order to help readers understand the Bible
text and context The New American Standard Bible is an example of this . better .

Author: Matthew E. Carlton

Publisher: International Academic Bookstore

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124182325

Category: Religion

Page: 495

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The Translator's Reference Translation (TRT) is a comprehensive, yet concise, reference tool for every stage of the Bible translation process. It is designed for use by everyone involved in that process, including national translators, editors and reviewers, as well as expatriate or national translation advisors and consultants.
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Studies in the Greek New Testament

Studies in the Greek New Testament

15a and 16a , with où , are meant to introduce rhetorical questions expecting
affirmative answers . Thus he renders them : “ But does not the free gift operate
just like the trespass did ? ... And is not the free gift transmitted in the same way
as sin ...

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015039055903

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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"Studies in the Greek New Testament: Theory and Practice" is a collection of essays illustrating the relevance of Greek for understanding the New Testament. The essays, combining theory and practice, grow out of the author's abiding concern for the study of Greek utilizing the best insights of modern linguistics and biblical exegesis. The first part of the volume, devoted to theory, concentrates on fundamental linguistic questions. Although grammar is emphasized in these essays, including the topic of verbal aspect, lexicography is also discussed. The second part of the volume, devoted to practice, contains essays on crucial passages such as Matthew 16:19, Luke 18:35 and its parallels, Mark 15:2 and the language of Jesus, the speeches in Acts, Romans 5, Galatians 3:28-29, and 1 Timothy 2:15. In these chapters, the author defends provocative positions by utilizing close study of the Greek text.
Categories: Religion