Marking Thought and Talk in New Testament Greek
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ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-089-1
Pages: 242
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 01/01/2011
Street Date: 11/15/2010
Division: Pickwick Publications
Category: Biblical studies
Marking Thought and Talk in New Testament Greek
New Light from Linguistics on the Particles ‘hina’ and ‘hoti’
By Margaret G. Sim

Book Description
This book uses insights from a modern theory of communication, Relevance Theory, to examine the function of the particle i(/na [SET IN SpIonic] in New Testament Greek. It claims that the particle does not have a lexical meaning of "in order that," contrary to accepted wisdom, but that it alerts the reader to expect an interpretation of the thought or attitude of the implied speaker or author. Evidence is adduced from pagan Greek and in particular the writings of Polybius, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, and Epictetus, as well as the New Testament. The implications of this claim give an opportunity for a fresh interpretation of many problematic texts.
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