Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament

Editor/Author Harris, Murray
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 978-0-310-53105-0
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Sept 2019
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Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament by Murray Harris is a major reference work that will be welcomed by instructors, students, and pastors working with the Greek New Testament. This work summarizes and demonstrates the numerous places in the Greek New Testament where prepositions contribute significantly to the meaning of the text.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Select Bibliography and Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • A. The Phases of the Greek Language
  • B. Terminology
  • C. Prepositions and Adverbs
  • D. Prepositions and Cases
  • E. The Basic Meaning of Prepositions
  • F. Principles of Choice
  • G. Exegeting Prepositions
  • 2. Distinctive Features of Prepositional Usage in New Testament Greek
  • A. Characteristics in Keeping with the General Tendencies of Hellenistic Greek (in Comparison with Classical Greek)
  • B. Possible Semitic Influence on New Testament Prepositional Usage
  • 3. Dangers to Be Avoided in Any Examination of New Testament Prepositional Usage
  • A. Insistence on Classical Greek Distinctions
  • B. Failure to Make Allowance for a Writer's Stylistic Variation
  • C. D isregard of Probable Distinctions
  • D. Denial of Double Entendre
  • E. Neglect of the Possible Significance of Items with Prepositions
  • 4. Ἀμφί and Ἀνά
  • A. Ἀμφί
  • B. Ἀνά
  • C. Ἀνά in Compounds
  • 5. Ἀντί
  • A. Basic Idea and New Testament Use
  • B. Equivalence
  • C. Exchange
  • D. Substitution
  • E. Important New Testament Uses
  • F. Ἀντί in Compounds
  • 6. Ἀπό
  • A. Relation of Ἀπό to Ἐκ
  • B. Ἀπὸ θεοῦ
  • C. Ellipses with (Pregnant) Ἀπό
  • D. Ἀπό in Paul's Epistolary Salutations
  • E. Other Notable Instances
  • F. Ἀπό in Compounds
  • 7. Διά
  • A. Origin and Basic Idea
  • B. Notable Instances of Main Uses
  • C. Διά in Compounds
  • 8. Εἰς
  • A. Origin and New Testament Use
  • B. Its Relation to Πρός
  • C. Its Relation to Ἐν
  • D. Telic Εἰς
  • E. Consecutive/Ecbatic Εἰς
  • F. Causal Εἰς?
  • G. Significant Phrases Using Εἰς
  • H. Significant Successive Instances of Εἰς
  • I. Ambiguity of Meaning
  • J. Εἰς in Compounds
  • 9. Ἐκ
  • A. Introduction
  • B. Basic Signification
  • C. Range of Figurative Uses
  • D. Important Constructions Using Ἐκ
  • E. Other Significant Instances of Ἐκ
  • F. Ἐκ in Compounds
  • 10. Ἐν
  • A. Extended New Testament Use and Ultimate Disappearance
  • B. Versatility
  • C. Encroachment on Other Prepositions
  • D. Main Uses
  • E. Key Phrases
  • F. Ἐν in Compounds
  • 11. Ἐπί
  • A. Basic Meaning
  • B. Versatility
  • C. Important Constructions Using Ἐπί
  • D. Other Notable Uses of Ἐπί
  • E. Ἐπί in Compounds
  • 12. Κατά
  • A. Basic Meaning
  • B. Phrases Involving Κατά
  • C. Κατά Denoting Correspondence or Conformity
  • D. Κατά Denoting Opposition
  • E. Distributive Κατά
  • F. Some Ambiguous Examples
  • G. Κατά in Compounds
  • 13. Μετά
  • A. Original Meaning and New Testament Use
  • B. Μετά with Accusative (“after”)
  • C. Μετά with Genitive
  • D. Εἶναι μετά Denoting “Presence With”
  • E. Μετά in Compounds
  • 14. Παρά
  • A. Basic Sense
  • B. Transferred Meanings
  • C. Παρὰ (τῷ) θεῷ
  • D. Παρά and Christology in the Fourth Gospel
  • E. Παρά in Compounds
  • 15. Περί
  • A. Basic and Derived Meanings
  • B. Περὶ ἁμαρτίας/ἁμαρτιῶν
  • C. Περί in Compounds
  • 16. Πρό
  • A. New Testament Use and Basic Meaning
  • B. Notable Uses
  • C. Πρό in Compounds
  • 17. Πρός
  • A. New Testament Use and Basic Meaning
  • B. Notable Instances
  • C. Πρός in Compounds
  • 18. Σύν
  • A. Original Meaning and New Testament Incidence
  • B. Two Basic Uses
  • C. Relation to Μετά
  • D. Σὺν Χριστῷ and Equivalents in Paul
  • E. Σύν in Compounds
  • 19. Ὑπέρ
  • A. Original Meaning and New Testament Use
  • B. Ὑπέρ with the Accusative
  • C. Ὑπέρ with the Genitive
  • D. Ὑπέρ and Περί
  • E. Ὑπέρ meaning “in the place of”
  • F. Ὑπέρ as Expressing Both Representation/Advantage and Substitution
  • G. Ὑπέρ in Compounds
  • 20. Ὑπό
  • A. Original Meaning and New Testament Use
  • B. Ὑπό with the Accusative
  • C. Ὑπό with the Genitive
  • D. Ὑπὸ νόμον
  • E. Ὑπό and Other Prepositions Expressing Agency
  • F. Ὑπό in Compounds
  • 21. Prepositions with Βαπτίζω
  • A. Ὑπέρ
  • B. Ὑπό
  • C. Εἰς
  • D. Ἐν
  • E. Ἐν/ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι
  • 22. Prepositions with Πιστεύω and Πίστις
  • A. Nonprepositional Constructions
  • B. Prepositional Constructions
  • C. Concluding Observations
  • 23. “Improper” Prepositions
  • A. Nomenclature and Classification
  • B. “Improper” Prepositions in Hellenistic Greek
  • C. An Annotated Alphabetical List of All 42 New Testament “Improper” Prepositions
  • 24. Notable Uses of Selected “Improper” Prepositions
  • A. Ἄνευ — Matthew 10:29
  • B. Ἐκτός — 1 Corinthians 6:18 and 2 Corinthians 12:2
  • C. Ἔμπροσθεν — John 1:15 (cf. 1:30)
  • D. Ἐντός — Luke 17:21
  • E. Ἕως οὗ — Matthew 1:25
  • F. Χωρίς — Hebrews 9:28