Re: Reading recommendations in NT

From: Rodney J. Decker (
Date: Tue Feb 02 1999 - 15:32:02 EST

I guess my request was not clear since I've now received lists from several
that are not related to grammar and syntax issues. (Other NT areas are
certainly useful, but my focus just now is not in those areas.) I'm not
looking for reference books that one should own or use, but books or key
articles about grammar and syntax (or the Greek language in general) that
one should have read to understand the issues involved. Perhaps something
like the Porter/Carson vol. in JSNTSupp series, *Bib. Gk. Language and
Linguistics* (which is an important discussion of the modern aspect
debate), or perhaps "classic" journal articles such as Colwell's 1933
article in JBL or Stagg's more recent JBL article on the aorist.

And yes, my choice of "penultimate importance" was poorly choosen; I'm not
looking for "second rank" articles, but the best ones.


Rodney J. Decker, Th.D. Baptist Bible Seminary
Dept. of NT P.O. Box 800, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
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