Third and Final Post on Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek

In this final post, I deal with chapters 6-10 of Campbell’s book (see Part One and Part Two). This final post might seem longer than the first two parts, and in fact is, because I found it necessary to say more about the chapters on discourse analysis. Chapter 6 focuses upon idiolect, genre, and register. […]

Why Linguistics Is Necessary for Interpreting the Biblical Text

I am a multilingual. My (chronologically) first language is Korean, because I grew up with Korean immigrant parents who knew little English. But English is my native language. I also took Spanish in high school and lived for most of my life in Los Angeles, so I can confidently say I speak broken Español. I […]

A Review of Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek: Part Two

In this second post, I look at Chapters One to Five of Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek. (See Part One.) After a brief introduction that outlines the contents, need for, and uses of the book, Campbell offers a short history of study of Greek from the nineteenth century to the present. I agree […]

A Review of Constantine Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek: Part One

The idea for this book is theoretically a commendable one, and Campbell has written at a very elementary level—which is a good feature for those who genuinely do not have much acquaintance with the subject (however, those who really know the field will find that there is a lot of simplification). However, for such a […]