Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament

Verbal Aspect the Indicative Mood and Narrative Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament Verbal aspect in Ancient Greek has been a topic of significant debate in recent scholarship In this book Constantine R Campbell investigates the function of verbal aspect within New Testament Greek n

  • Title: Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament
  • Author: Constantine R. Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781433100031
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Verbal aspect in Ancient Greek has been a topic of significant debate in recent scholarship In this book, Constantine R Campbell investigates the function of verbal aspect within New Testament Greek narrative He argues that the primary role of verbal aspect in narrative is to delineate and shape the various discourse strands of which it is constructed, such as mainlinVerbal aspect in Ancient Greek has been a topic of significant debate in recent scholarship In this book, Constantine R Campbell investigates the function of verbal aspect within New Testament Greek narrative He argues that the primary role of verbal aspect in narrative is to delineate and shape the various discourse strands of which it is constructed, such as mainline, offline, and direct discourse Campbell accounts for this function in terms of the semantic value of each tense form Consequently, in the search for effective conclusions and explanations, he challenges and reassesses some of the conclusions reached in previous scholarship One such reassessment involves a boldly innovative approach to the perfect tense form.

    One thought on “Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament”

    1. A friend, colleague, and student at another institution than the one where I teach asked me about two months ago if I had investigated the idea of “verbal aspect” when I was working with the Koine Greek in the New Testament. I confessed that I had not, but as he began to describe what his professor was presenting with regard to “verbal aspect,” I realized that it resonated with my understanding of the way language works. I, personally, don’t have a linguistic background but I enjoy stu [...]

    2. Definitely very interesting look at the verb tense/aspect system in the Greek indicatives. The chapters on the perfect and the comment on Porter's planes of discourse are worth a read if you agree or not. The sequel has been ordered and eagerly waited.

    3. Campbell's work is simply outstanding and carries significant weight in the understanding of Koine Greek. Verbal Aspect is here to stay and Campbell's work is a huge addition to that end.

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