Re: Incidence of article with NT names

From: Micheal Palmer (
Date: Sun Jun 27 1999 - 00:31:47 EDT

At 6:27 AM -0400 6/24/99, Jonathan Ryder wrote regarding the use of the
article with names of people:

>PS what's 'salience'?

"Salience" is a broader term than "emphasis". Emphatic uses of a word are
salient, but so are some non-emphatic uses of the same word. The first
occurrence of a name in a narrative is salient, for example, but it may not
be particularly emphatic. Calling a particular use of a name "salient"
simply means that the name stands out for some reason (perhaps because it
is emphatic, but perhaps for some other reason) in the context in question.

Micheal W. Palmer
North Carolina State University
Philosophy and Religion (New Testament)
Foreign Languages (Ancient Greek)

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