Greek Linguistics at SBL 2017

If you missed out on the Cambridge Greek Prepositions Workshop in Cambridge back at the end of July, we will be doing a smaller version of it as a workshop on Friday at SBL as part of the Cognitive Linguistics & Biblical Interpretation Section:

Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Room: 203 (Second Level) – Hynes Convention Center (HCC)Theme: Workshop
This pre-conference workshop will focus on cognitive linguistic approaches to prepositions in Koiné Greek. We’ll review and report on work we did on Greek prepositions at Tyndale House, Cambridge this summer. There are fascinating implications for biblical lexicography, translation, interpretation, and theology, as well as for how we teach Koiné. This workshop runs from 1:30 to 5 pm. The presenters include: Michael Aubrey, Steven Runge, William A. Ross, and Bonnie Howe.

 If you might interested in joining us, leave a comment here and I can get you the RSVP information—since this is pre-conference workshop space is limited.

In other Cambridge Greek linguistics news, there is going to be a panel discussion reviewing the Greek Verb Revisisted (2016), which was a product of the Cambridge Greek Verb Conference back in 2014.

Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 200 (Second Level) – Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

Theme: Book Review: S. Runge and C. Fresch, The Greek Verb Revisited

 James Dvorak, Oklahoma Christian University, Welcome (5 min)
Steven Runge, Logos Bible Software, Introduction (2 min)
Christopher Fresch, Bible College of South Australia, Introduction (3 min)
Buist Fanning, Dallas Theological Seminary, Panelist (25 min)
Stanley Porter, McMaster Divinity College, Panelist (25 min)
Constantine Campbell, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Panelist (25 min)
Steven Runge, Logos Bible Software, Respondent (13 min)
Christopher Fresch, Bible College of South Australia, Respondent (12 min)
Discussion (40 min)

I’m cautiously hopeful for the discussion. As long as nobody says anything foolish about typology, the function of the augment in Homer, or the perfect being an imperfective, then we’ll be good.

Beyond that, I need to finish looking through the online program book to see if there’s anything else worth checking out (the GERT session will likely be worth attending, for example).