Friday, March 10, 2017

New issue of NTS + a little extra

The new issue of New Testament Studies 63.2 (April 2017) appears to be available online now (see their website here).

I also wanted to point my readers to one particular article in this issue written by my teacher Carl R. Holladay from Emory University. He served as the president of the SNTS (Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas) for 2016–17. Following tradition, he gave the presidential address at the SNTS general meeting last summer, held in Montreal and it is published in this issue of NTS.

Title: "Acts as Keryga: λαλεῖν τὸν λόγον"
Abstract: This essay argues that Acts is essentially kerygmatic in its literary texture and purpose. It assumes that literary purpose, even genre to some extent, can be determined by examining how language is used in two respects: (1) through the authorial voice of the narrative, and (2) by the direct speech of characters within the story. This is especially the case when there is a strong convergence in the pattern of usage in the narrative voice and the dialogical voice. Three literary aspects are investigated: (1) kerygmatic vocabulary, (2) the speeches, and (3) the expression ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ/ὁ λόγος τοῦ κυρίου. The operative kerygmatic vocabulary in Acts is displayed in two appendices containing statistical information comparing Lukan usage with other NT writings.

Go check it out.

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