From: Eric Weiss (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 04 2000 - 14:30:22 EDT
I have tried TWICE to read Beekman and Callow and I always end up befuddled. I
must have a mental block somewhere as far as DA is concerned. Hence, I have
sought other books, though I told my teacher that I might try to read SSWC again.
clayton stirling bartholomew wrote:
> on 08/04/00 11:09 AM, Eric Weiss wrote:
> > By the way, I ran into my old Greek teacher at a bookstore. He still thinks
> > Beekman and Callow, The Semantic Structure of Written Communication, is the
> > best book on DA.
> Perhaps your "old Greek teacher" has gotten a little behind on his reading.
> If my memory serves me correctly the first edition of Beekman and Callow is
> now about 20 years old. DA has exploded in the last 10 years and even though
> I found Beekman and Callow well worth taking the time to read, I think it
> should not be currently considered "the best work on DA."
> Of course this sort of a judgement is highly subjective and presupposes the
> notion that we are making some sort of "progress" in our understanding of
> these matters. This notion of "progress" in biblical studies in general is
> one which I find most amusing. As post enlightnement rationalism and
> naturalism has come to dominate biblical studies I suspect that a good
> argument could be made that we have not seen any progress in the last
> several hundred years but precisely the opposite.
> But that is not a topic for b-greek so I will cease and desist before I call
> down the wrath of gods on my head.
> Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
> Three Tree Point
> P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
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