One of the few journals in biblical studies that focuses on Greek linguistics is Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics (another one is Filología Neotestamentaria). The recent issue of BAGL 7 (2018) contains a wide range of articles on Greek linguistics from various linguistics approaches. The volume is a hefty 241 pp. including indexes. The contents are outlined below.
- Paul L. Danove, “The Conceptualization of Communication in the New Testament: A Feature Description”
- Nicholas P. Lunn, “Categories of Contrast in New Testament Greek”
- John J.H. Lee, “Cohesive Harmony Analysis for Ancient Greek: SelPap I:112 and PMich VIII:491 as a Test Case”
- Ryder A. Wishart, “Monosemy: A Theoretical Sketch for Biblical Studies”
- Stanley E. Porter, “Aspect and Imperatives Once More”
- Joseph D. Fantin, “May the Force Be with You: Volition, Direction, and Force: A Communicative Approach to the Imperative Mood”
- James D. Dvorak, “‘Evidence that Commands a Verdict’: Determining the Semantics of Imperatives in the New Testament”
As you can see from the list of articles, there are a variety of issues that are addressed related to Greek grammar and linguistics. The articles focus on linguistic approaches, discourse matters, and areas of Greek grammar. Some may be more technical than others, but all of the articles should provide food for thought on the Greek language of the New Testament. For those interested in accessing these articles online, click here.
— David I. Yoon