Supplementary Participles in the LXX: Understanding a Common Participial Usage

First John 3:17 read: ὃς δ᾽ ἂν ἔχῃ τὸν βίον τοῦ κόσμου καὶ θεωρῇ τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ χρείαν ἔχοντα… “Whoever has the life of the world and sees his brother having need…” Τὸν ἀδελφόν is the accusative direct object of θεωρῇ, but how should we label the function of the participle ἔχοντα? A survey of … Read more

The Significance of Origen’s Hexapla for Biblical Studies

From the last quarter of the sixteenth century, western biblical scholars have incorporated the remains of Origen’s Hexapla (readings of Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion, Quinta, Sexta) into serious study of the biblical text. Editors of the Septuagint included these readings in their editions and Bible commentators referred to them in their interpretations and reconstructions of the … Read more

Comparing the Greek and Hebrew Discourse Structure of Haggai

Discourse Analysis was developed in the 1970s and 80s, when leaders in the field (like Longacre and van Dijk) set theory and methods in place. Nevertheless, only in the last decade or so has there been real traction in applying discourse methods not just to paragraphs or pericopes but to look at book-level discourse features. … Read more