Category: Semantics

Additions to the Bibliography

Today I added Carmen Padilla’s article, “Ensayo de Clasificación de la Especie Semántica Atributo en el Nuevo Testamento (Letra alpha)” to A Comprehensive Bibliography of Hellenistic Greek Linguistics. This Spanish language article published in Filología Neotestamentaria applies a… Read More

Mike Aubrey on ὑδροποτρέω

Back in April I posted a recommendation for hearing Mike Aubrey’s SBL paper on ὑδροποτρέω, a word that appears only once in the New Testament, but is well attested in the broader Hellenistic literature. I heard the paper… Read More

SBL Presentation on ὑδροποτέω

I look forward to hearing Mike Aubrey’s SBL paper, “Compounding and Cognitive Processes in Word Formation with ὑδροποτέω and its relatives.” It is often the case that compound words mean something more than or other than the combined… Read More

Rijksbaron: Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek

On March 1, Mike Aubrey commented about Rijksbaron’s book, “And this is just one book that should be on the shelf of every student of Ancient Greek.” It wasn’t on mine. So I bought a copy. What a… Read More

Κατάλυμα in Luke 2:7

Check out Stephen Carlson’s article on Κατάλυμα. You can download the article as a PDF file here. He (along with other influential New Testament scholars) argues that κατάλυμα in Luke 2:7 does not refer to an Inn. How does… Read More

Reflections on τηρέω

Louw and Nida’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains lists τηρέω in more than one semantic domain, one of which groups it with φυλάσσω (section 36.19) and explains the meaning as “to continue to… Read More