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Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament An Essential Reference Resource for Exegesis

ISBN-10: 0310493927
ISBN-13: 9780310493921
Edition: 2011
Authors: Murray J. Harris
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Prepositions are important in the exegesis of the Greek New Testament, but they are at the same time very slippery words because they can have so many nuances. While Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament rejects the idea of a 'theology of the prepositions,' it is a study of the numerous places in the Greek New Testament where prepositions contribute to the theological meaning of the text.Offered in the hope that it might encourage close study of the Greek text of the New Testament, its many features include the following:Coverage of all 17 'proper' and 42 'improper' prepositionsExplores both literary and broader theological contextsGreek font---not transliteration---used throughoutComprehensive indexes to hundreds of verses, subjects, and Greek wordsDiscussion of key repeated phrases that use a particular preposition

Murray J. Harris is professor emeritus of New Testament Exegesis and Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and former warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge, England.

Preface
Select Bibliography and Abbreviations
Introduction
The Phases of the Greek Language
Terminology
Prepositions and Adverbs
Prepositions and Cases
The Basic Meaning of Prepositions
Principles of Choice
Exegeting Prepositions
Distinctive Features of Prepositional Usage in New Testament Greek
Characteristics in Keeping with the General Tendencies of Hellenistic Greek (in Comparison with Classical Greek)
Possible Semitic Influence on New Testament Prepositional Usage
Dangers to Be Avoided in Any Examination of New Testament Prepositional Usage
Insistence on Classical Greek Distinctions
Failure to Make Allowance for a Writer's stylistic Variation
Disregard of Probable Distinctions
Denieal of Double Entendre
Neglect of the Possible Significance of Items with Prepositions
'A��i and 'A�'
'A���
'A�'
'A�' in Compounds
'A��i
Basic Idea and New Testament Use
Equivalence
Exchange
Substitution
Important New Testament Uses
A��i in Compounds
'A��
Relation of 'A�� to 'E�
'A�� �&spsilon;o�
Ellipses with (Pregnant) 'A��
'A�� in Paul's Epistolary Salutations
Other Notable Instances
'A�� in Compounds
���
Origin and Basic Idea
Notable Instances of Main Uses
��� in Compounds
Ei�
Origin and New Testament Use
Its Relation to ∏��
Its Relation to 'E�
Telic Ei�
Consecutive/Ecbatic Ei�
Causal Ei�?
Significant Phrases Using Ei�
Significant Successive Instances of Ei�
Ambiguity of Meaning
Ei� in Compounds
'E�
Introduction
Basic Signification
Range of Figurative Uses
Important Constructions Using 'E�
Other Significant Instances of 'E�
'E� in Compounds
'E�
Extended New Testament Use and Ultimate Disappearance
Versatility
Encroachment on Other Prepositions
Main Uses
Key Phrases
'E� in Compounds
'E�i
Basic Meaning
Versatility
Important Constructions Using 'E�i
Other Notable Uses of 'E�i
'E�i in Compounds
K��'
Basic Meaning
Phrases Involving K��'
K��' Denoting Correspondence or Conformity
K��' Denoting Opposition
Distributive K��'
Some Ambiguous Examples
K��' in Compounds
M���
Original Meaning and New Testament Use
M��� with Accusative ("after")
M��� with Genitive
E���i ���' Denoting "Presence With"
M��' in Compounds
A���'
Basic Sense
Transferred Meanings
A���' (��) ���
A���' and Christology in the Fourth Gospel
A���' in Compounds
A����
Basic and Derived Meanings
A���� '���i��/'�������
A���� in Compounds
A���
New Testament Use and Basic Meaning
Notable Uses
A��� in Compounds
A���
New Testament Use and Basic Meaning
Notable Instances
A��� in Compounds
∑��
Original Meaning and New Testament Incidence
Two Basic Uses
Relation to M���
∑�� X��∑�� and Equivalents in Paul
∑�� in Compounds
'Y�'E�
Original Meaning and New Testament Use
'Y�'E� with the Accusative
'Y�'E� with the Genitive
'Y�'E� and ����
'Y�'E� meaning "in the place of"
'Y�'E� as Expressing Both Representation/Advantage and Substitution
'Y�'E� in Compounds
'Y��
Original Meaning and New Testament Use
'Y�� with the Accusative
'Y�� with the Genitive
'Y�� ��o�
'Y�� and Other Prepositions Expressing Agency
'Y�� in Compounds
Prepositions with Ba��i��
'Y�'E�
'Y��
Ei�
'E�
'E�/��� �� �������
Prepositions with ������� and ������
Nonprepositional Constructions
Prepositional Constructions
Concluding Observations
"Improper" Prepositions
Nomenclature and Classification
"Improper" Prepositions in Hellenistic Greek
An Annotated Alphabetical List of All 42 New Testament "Improper" Prepositions
Notable Uses of Uses of Selected "Improper" Prepositions
"A���-Matthew 10:29
'E����-1 Corinthians 6:18 and 2 Corinthians 12:2
'E���o�� ��-John 1:15 (cf. 1:30)
'E���-Luke 17:21
'E�� o�-Matthew 1:25
X��i�-Hebrews 9:28
Index of Biblical References
Index of Greek Words and Expressions
Index of Subjects

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