Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek
Verbal aspect in the Greek language has been a topic of significant debate in recent scholarship. The majority of scholars now believe that an understanding of verbal aspect is even more important than verb tense (past, present, etc.). Until now,...
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Verbal aspect in the Greek language has been a topic of significant debate in recent scholarship. The majority of scholars now believe that an understanding of verbal aspect is even more important than verb tense (past, present, etc.). Until now, however, there have been no accessible textbooks, both in terms of level and price (most titles on the topic retail for more than $100). In this book, Constantine Campbell investigates the function of verbal aspect within the New Testament Greek narrative. He has done a marvelous job in this book of simplifying the concept without getting caught up using terms of linguistics that no one except those schooled in that field can understand. The book includes exercises, an answer key, glossary of key concepts, an appendix covering space and time, and an index to Scripture cited. Professors and students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, will use this is as a supplemental text in both beginning and advanced Greek courses. Pastors that study the Greek text will also appreciate this resource as a supplement to their preaching and teaching.
Constantine R. Campbell (Ph.D., Macquarie University) is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Previously, Dr Campbell was senior lecturer in Greek and New Testament at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia.
Dr Campbell is the author of numerous scholarly works on New Testament Greek: Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek (Zondervan, 2008); Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs: Further Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament (Peter Lang, 2008); Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament (Peter Lang, 2007) and Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People (Zondervan, 2010); Colossians and Philemon: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Baylor University Press, 2013); Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament (Zondervan, 2015); and, with Richard J Gibson, Reading Biblical Greek Workbook: A Translation Guide to Mark 1-4 (Zondervan, 2017), and Reading Biblical Greek: A Grammar for Students (Zondervan, 2017).
Dr Campbell has also authored other works ranging from commentary and theology to gospel outreach, including: Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study (Zondervan, 2012), winner of the 2014 Christianity Today Book Awards; Outreach and the Artist: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts (Zondervan, 2013), 1, 2 & 3 John: The Story of God Bible Commentary (Zondervan, 2017), and Not Ashamed: 2 Timothy (Aquila, 2008).
In addition to his achievements in scholarship and teaching, Dr Campbell is a gifted jazz saxophonist, who continues to play at professional level, and has recorded with such talents as James Morrison and The Idea of North. Dr Campbell is also the presenter of a seven-part documentary series In Pursuit of Paul the Apostle.
Dr Campbell lives in Illinois with his wife and three children.