Greek Linguistics at SBL 2018

The Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature is coming soon (November 17-20), and the online program book is up and there’s a PDF of the Sessions available as well. I’m trying to gather together the papers related dealing with Greek language questions. Here’s what I’ve collected together, I might have missed a few. Let me know if you have found something I didn’t see.

Some of these are in different sessions and it’s a pick or choose situation. As per usual, the relevant Session Groups are (alphabetical order, not importance):

  • Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics
  • Biblical Lexicography
  • Cognitive Linguistics & Biblical Exegesis
  • Global Education and Research Technology
  • International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies

Friday, November 16th

Cognitive Linguistics & Biblical Interpretation Workshop on Tense and Aspect in Narrative

Saturday, November 17th

  • 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Steven E. Runge, Logos Bible Software, Mismatched Construals of the Holy Spirit: What Are We Missing?
  • 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Jonathan Robie, SIL International and Micheal Palmer, Greek-Language.com, Popup Greek
    • Fredrick J. Long, Asbury Theological Seminary, Constituent Marking, Semantic Diagraming, and Color-Coding for Learning Koine Greek
    • Cynthia Long Westfall, McMaster Divinity College, Texts and Social Contexts: Sets of Possibilities for Pauline Texts Concerning Gender
    • Mavis M. Leung, Evangel Seminary (Hong Kong), Language and Power Relations in John 18:28–19:16 with Focus on Participant Dialogues and Narrative Asides
    • Bryan R. Dyer, Baker Publishing Group, Moving from a Text to Its Context: Mirror-Reading, Semantic Domains, and Context of Situation
    • Xiaxia Xue, China Graduate School of Theology, Mood and Ideology in Galatians 1–2

Sunday, November, 18th

  • 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Michael Aubrey, Koine-Greek.com, Compounding and Cognitive Processes in Word Formation with ὑδροποτέω and Its Relatives: Was Anyone Ever a “Water Drinker”?
    • Richard A. Rhodes, University of California-Berkeley, Frames and Exegesis
  • 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Hans Förster, Universität Wien, Universität Wien, How to Deal with Imperfect Dictionaries and Their Possibly Misleading Definitions/Glosses,
      Fredrick J. Long, Asbury Theological Seminary, The Semantics and Pragmatics of Ἀποκρίνομαι (“I answer”) in the Greek New Testament
      Jason J. C. Jung, McMaster Divinity College, Rethinking the Method Lexical Analysis: From Understanding to Translating of λογίζομαι in Romans 4
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Cameron Boyd-Taylor, Trinity Western University, From Text to Discourse: Foucault and the Septuagint
    • Sandra Gambetti, College of Staten Island (CUNY), The LXX Vorlage
    • William A. Ross, University of Cambridge and Gregory R. Lanier, Reformed Theological Seminary, Skeuos of the Septuaginta: Statistical and Semantic Reflections from the Making of a Reader’s Edition
    • Daniel Olariu, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Mechanics of Recensional Process: The Treatment of the First-Found Equivalents
    • Russell Hawkins, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Technology and Text: A New Application for the Hexapla Institute
    • Benjamin Kantor, University of Cambridge, A New (Print and Online) Critical Edition of the Second Column (Secunda) of Origen’s Hexapla
  • 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Jonathan Robie, SIL International, The Greek Syntax Package: Bringing Open Linguistic Data into Documents

Monday, November 19th

  • Apparently nothing.

Tuesday, November 20th

  • 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Bryan W. Y. Fletcher, McMaster Divinity College, Voice in the Greek of the New Testament
      AW Pitts IV, Arizona Christian University, Paul’s Linguistic Competence and the Pseudonymity Debate
    • John J. H. Lee, McMaster Divinity College, Engaging with the Homogeneous Unit Principle Based on a Linguistic Investigation of Ephesians 2:11–22
    • Samuel Freney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Aspect Substitution in the Parable of the Sower
    • Ryder A. Wishart, McMaster Divinity College, Describing the Structure of Greek: What Inflectional Paradigms Tell Us About Syntax

 

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  1. I’m giving a paper in the “Letters of James, Peter, and Jude” section on Monday the 19th at 1pm:

    “The Arrangement of James in Light of Catchword Association in Semitic Documents”

    This deals with how repeated words in James connect James chapter 1 along, which may be a Semitic literary device of assembling a document. I show examples of how this plays out in the Hebrew Bible, LXX, and Qumran.

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