Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode, I speak with Constantine Campbell about his book Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament (Zondervan Academic, 2015).
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Here are some of the topics and questions we cover in the interview:
- Constantine’s background
- How he got introduced to the study of Geek
- How his students convinced him to write this book
- Who needs to read Advances in the Study of Greek?
- A brief history of the discipline of Greek language study
- A walk through of what’s covered in each chapter of the book
- The best way for a reader to approach this book
- How does Constantine’s approach in the classroom differ from when he learned Greek?
- How will Constantine know he’s succeeded with this book?
- Is there a disconnect between the study of the New Testament and the study of New Testament Greek?
- Which Bible software does Constantine find most useful?
- Should we be using manuscript images in the classroom?
- Tips for building your personal Greek library
About the Book:
Advances in the Study of Greek offers an introduction to issues of interest in the current world of Greek scholarship. Those within Greek scholarship will welcome this book as a tool that puts students, pastors, professors, and commentators firmly in touch with what is going on in Greek studies. Those outside Greek scholarship will warmly receive
Advances in the Study of Greek as a resource to get themselves up to speed in Greek studies. Free of technical linguistic jargon, the scholarship contained within is highly accessible to outsiders. Advances in the Study of Greek provides an accessible introduction for students, pastors, professors, and commentators to understand the current issues of interest in this period of paradigm shift.
About the Author:
Constantine R. Campbell (PhD, Macquarie University) is Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He is author of Paul and Union with Christ, Outreach and the Artist, Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative, Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs, Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, and Keep Your Greek. Dr Campbell is a public speaker, musician, and author, and lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
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Half the fun of doing these podcasts is the conversation that happens around them. With each episode, I’ll be asking a new questions. Here’s my question for episode 38:
Question: Have you read any of Constantine’s Greek books? Tell us how they impacted your study of Greek.
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Explore Additional Resources:
Here are some of the resources mentioned in this episode:
- Advances in the Study of Greek by Constantine Campbell
- Keep Your Greek by Constantine Campbell
- Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament by Steven Runge
- Discourse Features of New Testament Greek by Stephen Levinsohn
- A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research by A. T. Robertson
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