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Bibil Identifier bibil:211621
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) The Babatha Archive, the Egyptian Papyri and their Implications for Study of the Greek New Testament
Author Porter, Stanley E.
Edited book Early Christian Manuscripts
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 213-237 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper in corpus linguistics compares a number of linguistic features of the Greek of the New Testament, a selected corpus of Egyptian papyri, and the Babatha archive from Palestine. The paper first places the papyri of Egypt and the Babatha archive in their appropriate historical contexts. Then, in light of recent opinion regarding the nature of the Greek of the papyri, the question of the representativeness of the language of documentary texts is discussed, considering the usefulness of the notion of substandard language. The final major section examines specific linguistic features, including conjunctions, thematization, participants, verbal mood and attitude, tense-forms and aspect, and voice forms and causality. The paper concludes that the three corpora of Greek texts reflect the same linguistic code.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes
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