Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament: An Essential Reference Resource for Exegesis
Harris, Murray J.
“This careful study of the use of prepositions is to be warmly welcomed for the fresh light that he sheds on many well-known problem passages involving their use, and students at all stages of learning will bless him for it.”See All
I. Howard Marshall
“This book ... will not only increase the rigor of the exegesis of many more generations of students, but will enrich the work of pastors and commentators for decades to come. Highly recommended.”See All
D. A. Carson
Books at a Glance
Prepositions are important in the exegesis of the Greek New Testament, but they are at the same time very slippery words because they can have so many nuances. While Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament rejects the idea of a “theology of the prepositions,” it is a study of the numerous places in the Greek New Testament where prepositions contribute to the theological meaning of the text.
Offered in the hope that it might encourage close study of the Greek text of the New Testament, its many features include the following:
- Coverage of all 17 “proper” and 42 “improper” prepositions
- Explores both literary and broader theological contexts
- Greek font--not transliteration--used throughout
- Comprehensive indexes to hundreds of verses, subjects, and Greek words
- Discussion of key repeated phrases that use a particular preposition