Linguistics and the Greek Verb Conference Announcement!


Posted by Chris with a "C" I am very excited to announce "Linguistics and the Greek Verb: Recent Discussions and their Implications for NT Exegetes" — a Greek linguistics conference taking place in Cambridge, England, this July!

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The aim of the conference is to bring together NT scholars, linguists, and Classicists to discuss the Greek verbal system in a way that is clear and that moves the conversation forward while acknowledging and respecting the discussions of the past three decades within Biblical Studies. (If you would like to read the backstory of this conference, see my post "How We Got to Where We're Going: A Story.") I am incredibly excited about this conference. Not only will we have some phenomenal speakers from within the Biblical Studies guild, but we will also have the benefit of learning from Classicists, voices often not heard in Biblical Studies.

The conference is an affiliate session of Tyndale Fellowship and will take place on July 10-11 (Friday–Saturday) at Tyndale House Library. Just prior to this, on July 8-10, the Tyndale Fellowship New Testament and Biblical Theology Study Groups will gather for their annual conferences. So, if you are planning to come to Tyndale Fellowship, consider prolonging your stay for another day or two! If you are planning to come to Linguistics and the Greek Verb, consider coming earlier to attend Tyndale Fellowship!

Here are some of our presenters and their topics:

Rutger Allan – Historical Development of the Greek Verb (focusing on Tense/Aspect) Randall Buth – Morphology of the Perfect and Pluperfect: A Diachronic Overview Robert Crellin – Semantics of the Perfect Helma Dik – What does a NT Specialist Need to Know about the Greek Verb (From a Classicist's Perspective)? Nicholas Ellis – Overview of the Greek Verbal System in Koine as an Aspect-Prominent Language Stephen Levinsohn – Finite Verbs and the Contribution of Tense, Aspect, and Mood to the Development of Narrative Discourse Amalia Moser – What does a NT Specialist Need to Know about the Greek Verb (From a Linguist's Perspective)? Steven E. Runge – Finite Verbs and the Contribution of Tense, Aspect, and Mood to the Development of Non-Narrative Discourse

And this is just a sampling!

We would love to have you here! 

If you want to attend but are unable, don't worry! There will be an edited volume coming out of the conference that will publish the proceedings (plus a couple of extra papers!).

I cannot express how excited I am to see this happen. I do not fully know yet all the arguments that will be made or what positions will be taken, but I know we will all be in a position to learn from each other and to contribute to the discussion. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to attend, please register by filling in your information here.

If you have any questions, please email