Philology of Greek as the Most Used Method? Some Thoughts on the Recent SBL Survey

Earlier this year, the Society of Biblical Literature posted the results of a member profile survey they conducted in January 2019. Among other interesting statistics, we wanted to highlight a particular one that stood out for us. While the various expertises of its members were too large and complex to reproduce in the profile summary, […]

Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference Lectures Online

Recently, the lectures from the Linguistics and New Testament Greek conference in April at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary have been available online. If you haven’t seen these yet, check them out below, beginning with Stan’s lecture on “Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate” (also, see his summary of his lecture here).  

Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting

The Canadian Society of Biblical Studies held its annual meeting from June 1-3 at the University of British Columbia as part of the Canadian Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. There were three days of papers by both faculty and students, and other meetings were also held, including the Presidential Address and the Craigie Lecture. […]

Book Announcement: David I. Yoon, “A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul”

I have finally received personal copies of my first monograph, a revision of my PhD dissertation, A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul (Linguistic Biblical Studies 17; Leiden: Brill, 2019). The title of the dissertation itself is “A Discourse Analysis of Galatians: A Study of Register, Context of Situation, and the […]

Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference

I spoke at the “Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate” conference held at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, on April 26-27. The conference organizers, Ben Merkle and David Alan Black, were masterful in coordinating the two days of speakers, attended by about two hundred or more […]

Why Is It Called “Passion” Week? Etymology to the Rescue

This week, we celebrate and remember the final week of Jesus’s life and ministry before his death and resurrection, both events being cornerstones of the Christian faith. It is often called Passion Week, and the events leading up to his death are often called the Passion of the Christ (just like the movie!). But a […]

The Latest Issue of BAGL

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 […]