Brown, Driver, and—Briggs the Heretic

Brown, Driver, and—Briggs the Heretic

posted by Kris (with a “k”) You know that cheap but handy lexicon you bought when you first started your Hebrew studies—yeah, Brown-Driver-Briggs, or BDB as we all affectionately refer to it. I didn’t know this before, but just read that Charles Briggs got himself excommunicated from the Presbyterian church in 1893 for a number … Continue reading

Discourse Matters: Jesus, you’re so clever with your words(ing) (John 4:17)

Discourse Matters: Jesus, you’re so clever with your words(ing) (John 4:17)

by Kris (with a “K”) 16        Λέγει αὐτῇ· Ὕπαγε φώνησον τὸν ἄνδρα σου καὶ ἐλθὲ ἐνθάδε. 17        ἀπεκρίθη ἡ γυνὴ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Οὐκ ἔχω ἄνδρα. λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Καλῶς εἶπας ὅτι Ἄνδρα οὐκ ἔχω· 18        πέντε γὰρ ἄνδρας ἔσχες, καὶ νῦν ὃν ἔχεις οὐκ ἔστιν σου ἀνήρ· τοῦτο ἀληθὲς εἴρηκας. … Continue reading

Case Frames… huh?

Case Frames… huh?

Yeah—that’s what I thought. But you should go check out Jeremy Thompson’s post explaining case frame analysis, and what this looks like in Logos 6. For one, he provides a friendly and casual introduction to what he means by these obscure words. Secondly, he gives a brief illustration of how understanding a verb’s case-frame analysis can … Continue reading

Check out Renshaw’s interview with Steve Runge

Check out Renshaw’s interview with Steve Runge

by Kris (with a “K”) There’s a good interview up over on Brian Renshaw’s blog with Steve Runge about his recently released High Definition Commentary on Romans. So if you like Romans, Greek, Linguistics, or all of the above—check out the interview and get the scoop on this new release.

Discourse Matters: Changing topics (James 2:5)

Discourse Matters: Changing topics (James 2:5)

by Kris (with a “K”) Sometimes you come to the Greek text or a commentary, or hear a pastor say: “In the Greek, this word is placed at the beginning of the sentence because the author wanted to emphasize it.” However, thanks to discourse studies (and Information Structure, in particular), we know there are multiple reasons an … Continue reading

Finally—the guide we’ve been waiting for!

Finally—the guide we’ve been waiting for!

By Kris (with a “K”) Cognitive Linguistics seems to be attracting more and more admirers everyday. Maybe it’s because Generative Linguistics is so boring. But then again, maybe it’s just because Cognitive Linguistics makes sense. And for that, we thank you CL—for always being grounded, and even when you go neuro-, there’s a metaphor not to … Continue reading