Over the past few weeks Christoph Heilig has written an excellent series of long form essays on linguistics, Greek, and biblical interpretation over at the Zürich New Testament Blog, at the University of Zürich.
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: Lexical Semantics and Lexicography
- Part 3: Grammatical Aspect and Lexical “Aktionsartpotential”: Some Basic Observations
- Part 4: Understanding Greek Verbs
Each of these pieces engages in a substantial discussion of a topic related to Greek linguistics with implications for understanding the New Testament text. While Christoph presents himself as an outsider to linguistics, it is clear that he has a keen mind and has read extensively on a wide collection of topics.
I’m only sad that my German isn’t going to be good enough any time soon to have the pleasure of working through Christoph’s forthcoming book on narrative in Paul.