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Publications and Papers

Publications

Forthcoming

High Definition Commentary: Romans. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software. [Link]

Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software. [Link]

Now and Then: Clarifying the Role of Temporal Adverbs as Discourse Markers.” In Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages 2010 Colloquia, edited by Richard A. Taylor and Craig Morrison. Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press.

2014

“Contrastive Substitution and the Greek Verb: Reassessing Porter’s Argument.” Novum Testamentum 56 (2):154-173. [PDF]

2013

“Where Three or More are Gathered there is Discontinuity: The Correlation between Formal Linguistic Markers of Segmentation and the Masoretic Petûḥâ and Setûmâ Markers in Genesis 12-25.” Volume to be presented Summer, 2013.

2012

Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible.  Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software [Link]. Includes:

  • Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible: Glossary
  • Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible: Introduction.

Lexham High Definition Old Testament. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software [Link].

  • Lexham High Definition Old Testament: Glossary
  • Lexham High Definition Old Testament: Introduction

2011

Editor, Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software. [Link]

High Definition Commentary: Philippians. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software. [Link]

Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar: Video Series. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software. [Link]

“The Verbal Aspect of the Historical Present Indicative in Narrative.” In Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn, edited by Steven E. Runge, 191-224. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software. [PDF]

2010

Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson. [Link] [Sample PDF] [Reviews and Responses]

Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis (Electronic edition). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software. [Link] [Sample PDF] [Reviews and Responses]

2009

“Joel 3:1-5 in Acts 2:17-21:  The Discourse and Text-Critical Implications of Quotation and Variation from the LXX.” Pages 103-113 in Early Christian Literature and Intertextuality (Library of Second Temple Studies and Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity), eds. Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias. New York: T & T Clark. [PDF]

2008

Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament.  Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software [Link]. Includes:

  • Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: Glossary
  • Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: Introduction.

Lexham High Definition New Testament: ESV Edition. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software [Link].

  • Lexham High Definition New Testament: Glossary
  • Lexham High Definition New Testament: Introduction

“Relative Saliency and Information Structure in Mark’s Account of the Parable of the Sower.” Journal of the Linguistics Institute of Ancient and Biblical Greek 1:1-15. [PDF]

Review of Ivan Shing Chung Kwong, The Word Order of the Gospel of Luke: Its Foregrounded Messages, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org]. [PDF]

2007

A Discourse-Functional Description of Participant Reference in Biblical Hebrew Narrative. D.Litt. diss., University of Stellenbosch. [PDFExcerpt]

2006

“Pragmatic Effects of Semantically Redundant Referring Expressions in Biblical Hebrew Narrative.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 32(2):85-102. [PDF]

 

Invited Workshops and Lectures on Greek Discourse Grammar

“Introduction to Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament.” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, Jan. 6-10, 2014.

“All Inspired and Profitable for Teaching: How Redundant Information Shapes our Reading of Scripture.” Lecture delivered to students and faculty at Associated Canadian Theological Schools, Langley, British Columbia, Nov. 7, 2013.

“The Contribution of Greek Tense Forms to Exegesis and Discourse Analysis.” Lecture delivered to students and faculty at Associated Canadian Theological Schools, Langley, British Columbia, Nov. 7, 2013.

“Introduction to Greek Discourse Grammar.” Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales, UK, July 2013.

“Introduction to Greek Discourse Grammar.” Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX, May, 2012.

“Introduction to Greek Discourse Grammar.” Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, June 28-July 2, 2011.

“Introduction to Greek Discourse Grammar.” Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January, 2009

 

Conference Papers

2014

2013

“The Greek Article: a Cognitive-Functional Approach.” Paper presented in the New Testament Greek Language and Exegesis Session of the ETS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 19-21, 2013.

“The Perfect, Markedness, and Grounding.” Paper presented in the Biblical Greek Language and Linguistic Session of the SBL Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 22-25, 2013.

“Reconsidering the Semantics of the Greek Perfect.” Paper presented in the “Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics” Section of the SBL International Meeting, St. Andrews, Scotland, July 7-11, 2013

2012

“Exegetical Significance of Synoptic Differences from the Standpoint of Discourse Grammar.” Paper presented at the ETS Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI,  Nov. 14, 2012.

2011

“Redundancy, Discontinuity and Delimitation in the Epistle of James.” Paper presented in the “Hellenistic Greek Language and Literature” Section of the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, London, UK, July 3-7, 2011

“Semantic Meaning Versus Pragmatic Effect: An Effective Way Through the Polysemous Fog.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, London, UK, July 3-7, 2011.

2010

“Verbal Aspect and Discourse Prominence: A Reassessment of Porter’s Linguistic Model.” Paper presented in the “Greek Grammar and Exegesis” Section of the ETS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 17-19. [Link]

2009

“The Effect of Redundancy on Perceptions of Emphasis and Discontinuity.” Paper presented in the “Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew” Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 21-24.

“The Aspect of the Historical Present Indicative in Narrative.” Paper presented in the “Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics” Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 21-24. [PDF]

2008

“The Discourse Function of Left-dislocation Constructions and their Contribution to Information Structure.” Paper presented in the “Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics” Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 22-25. [Full paper] [PowerPoint Presentation]

“‘I want you to know…’ The Exegetical Significance of Meta-Comments for Identifying Key Propositions.” Paper presented in the “Discourse Grammar and Biblical Exegesis” Consultation of the ETS Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, Nov. 19-21, 2008. [Full paper] [PowerPoint Presentation]

2007

“Joel 3:1-5 in Acts 2:17-21:  The Discourse and Text-Critical Implications of Quotation and Variation from the LXX.”  Paper presented to the “Greek Bible” Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.,  Nov. 17-20, 2007.

“‘So, Brothers':  Pauline Use of the Vocative.”  Paper  presented with Sean Boisen to the “Biblical Greek and Linguistics” Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.,  Nov. 17-20, 2007.

“Teaching Them What NOT to Do:  The Nuances of Negation in the Greek New Testament.”  Paper Presented at the National Meeting of the ETS, San Diego, CA., Nov. 14-16, 2007. [PDF]

“The Exegetical Significance of Prospective Demonstrative Pronouns in Luke’s Gospel.”  Paper presented at the ETS Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting, Salem, OR., Feb. 24, 2007. [PDF]

2006

“What Difference Does It Make If NT Greek Has a Default Word Order or Not?”  Paper presented in the New Testament Section of the ETS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Nov. 15-17.

“Referring Expressions as Exegetical Signposts in Genesis 16.” Paper presented in the “Pentateuch (Torah)” Section of the SBL International Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2-6.

“Where Two or Three are Gathered, There is Discontinuity: the correlation between formal linguistic markers of discontinuity and the Masoretic paragraph markers in Genesis 12-25.” Paper presented in the “Pericope: Scripture as Written and Read in Antiquity” Section of the SBL International Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2-6.

2005

“Relative Saliency and Information Structure in Mark’s Account of the Parable of the Sower.” Paper presented at the “Biblical Greek and Linguistics” Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

“The Pragmatic Effects of Semantically Redundant Discourse Anchors in BH Narrative.” Paper presented at the “Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew” Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

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