Language and Translation of the New Testament

Stanley E. Porter

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Language and Translation of the New Testament

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The New Testament was, apart from a few individual words written virtually entirely in a form of ancient Greek. This chapter discusses the issues surrounding the Greek of the New Testament, with reference to theories regarding other languages that may have played a part in the linguistic milieu of the New Testament. These include: (a) the nature of this Greek, (b) the use of Greek in the early church and possibly by Jesus and his followers, (c) the characteristics of this Greek, and (d) recent innovations in the study of the Greek of the New Testament.

Keywords: Greek; language; translation

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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