A Stylometric Study of the New Testament

A Stylometric Study of the New Testament

Using statistical analysis of linguistic usage, Kenny reexamines the authorship of Revelation, the relationship between Luke and the Acts, and the complex problem of the Pauline corpus.

Author: Anthony Kenny

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198261780

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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With the aid of computers, it is becoming possible to clarify some longstanding disputes over Biblical authorship. Using statistical analysis of linguistic usage, Kenny reexamines the authorship of Revelation, the relationship between Luke and the Acts, and the complex problem of the Pauline corpus. He also comments on the general merits of the stylometric approach to textual analysis.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics and the New Testament

Linguistics and the New Testament

A. Kenny and Stylometrics A more recent and far more satisfactory application of statistical stylistics to the New Testament is Anthony Kenny's A Stylometric Study of the New Testament.54 Although he is far more comprehensive in his ...

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850759911

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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This volume continues the major work published by the JSNT Supplement Series in the area of Greek linguistics of the New Testament, and explores what the editors believe are crucial phases in the application of linguistics to New Testament Greek. The first half of the volume includes essays on such topics as linguistics and literary criticism, linguistics and historical criticism, and linguistics and rhetoric. The second half includes essays dealing with the relations and uses of individual words, but ranges from oral composition to the value of word frequency in determining authorship. Some of these essays review established models of research; others propose new models and criteria of linguistic analysis.
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New Testament Philology

New Testament Philology

A Stylometric Study of the New Testament. Oxford: Clarendon, 1986. Klauck, Hans Josef, and Daniel P. Bailey. Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Content and Exegesis. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2006.

Author: Melton Bennett Winstead

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498244862

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This work is dedicated to David Alan Black, a New Testament scholar who has contributed to the love of the Koine Greek language as it pertains to New Testament studies in numerous ways--as a professor, author, missionary, and editor. The goal of this book is to demonstrate for students the value of continued research in the Greek New Testament. The essays demonstrate how research is currently being done, utilizing such tools as grammatical studies, discourse analysis, textual criticism, verbal aspect, and other linguistic analyses. The chapters include studies on exegesis, verbal aspect, prepositional compounds, relevance theory, and scripture memorization. This book demonstrates the explanatory power of an in-depth usage of New Testament Greek. It is recommended for those who have had at least one year of Greek.
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Lukan Authorship of Hebrews

Lukan Authorship of Hebrews

In 1986, Anthony Kenny's A Stylometric Study of the New Testament was published. It was the first attempt to make use of a full grammatical database (provided by Timothy and Barbara Friberg) as the foundation of a stylometric study of ...

Author: David L. Allen

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805447149

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The fifth volume in the popular NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY series argues that gospel writer Luke is also the author of Hebrews.
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The New Testament

The New Testament

See also Kenny, A Stylometric Study of the New Testament. Kenny concludes from his study that only Titus comes under suspicion: “I see no reason to reject the hypothesis that twelve of the Pauline Epistles are the work of a single, ...

Author: Donald A. Hagner

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441240408

Category: Religion

Page: 1028

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This capstone work from widely respected senior evangelical scholar Donald Hagner offers a substantial introduction to the New Testament. Hagner deals with the New Testament both historically and theologically, employing the framework of salvation history. He treats the New Testament as a coherent body of texts and stresses the unity of the New Testament without neglecting its variety. Although the volume covers typical questions of introduction, such as author, date, background, and sources, it focuses primarily on understanding the theological content and meaning of the texts, putting students in a position to understand the origins of Christianity and its canonical writings. Throughout, Hagner delivers balanced conclusions in conversation with classic and current scholarship. The book includes summary tables, diagrams, maps, and extensive bibliographies.
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The New Testament in Its World

The New Testament in Its World

The Social Pattern of the Christian Groups in the First Century: Some Prolegomena to the Study of New Testament Ideas of Social Obligation. London: Tyndale. — — . 2008. ... A Stylometric Study of the New Testament. Oxford: Clarendon.

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310499329

Category: Religion

Page: 992

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Your ticket from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, written by distinguished scholar and author N. T. Wright. An ideal guide for students, The New Testament in Its World addresses the many difficult questions faced by those studying early Christianity, including: What was the first century understanding of the Kingdom of God? What is the meaning of the resurrection in its original context? What were the Gospels, and how did they come about? Who was Paul and why are his letters so controversial? Written for both classroom and personal use, this book brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one volume. It presents the New Testament books—along with their subjects: Jesus and the early church—within the historical and social context of Second Temple Judaism and Greco-Roman politics and culture. The New Testament in Its World allows you to recover the excitement of what it was like to live as Christians in the first or second centuries. Features include: Surveys of each New Testament book that discuss their significance and provides commentary on their contents, along with implications for the Christian life. Major sections on the historical Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus, and Paul's chronology and theology. Up-to-date discussions of textual criticism and the canonization of the New Testament. Frequent illustrations, maps, charts, diagrams, and artwork provide additional explanations and insights. A distillation of the life work of N. T. Wright on the New Testament with input from Michael Bird. Also available are Video and Workbook companion resources (sold separately) to enhance learning and experience the world of the New Testament.
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An Introduction to the New Testament

An Introduction to the New Testament

J. Beekman (Dallas: SIL, 1997) ¬M. M. Bourke, “Reflections on Church Order in the New Testament,” CBQ 30 (1968): 493–511 ... HNTC (New York: Harper, 1963) ¬Anthony Kenny, A Stylometric Study of the New Testament (Oxford: Clarendon, ...

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310539551

Category: Religion

Page: 784

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Grasp the message of the New Testament by focusing on the essentials. An Introduction to the New Testament focuses on historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, and so forth, ensuring that the New Testament books will be accurately understood within historical settings. For each New Testament document, the authors also provide a substantial summary of the book's content, discuss the book's theological contribution to the overall canon, and give an account of current studies on the book, including recent literary and social-science approaches to interpretation. This second edition reflects significant revision and expansion from the original, making this highly acclaimed text even more valuable. A new chapter provides a historical survey examining Bible study method through the ages. The chapter on Paul has been expanded to include an analysis of debates on the "new perspective." The discussion of New Testament epistles has been expanded to form a new chapter. This new edition is an ideal textbook for seminary students and will help a new generation better grasp the message of the New Testament.
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The Making of the New Testament Documents

The Making of the New Testament Documents

A recent writer , A. Kenny ( A Stylometric Study of the New Testament , Oxford 1986 ) similarly finds ' no reason to reject the hypothesis that twelve of the Pauline Epistles are the work of a single , unusually versatile writer ' ( 100 ) ...

Author: Edward Earle Ellis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 0391041681

Category: Religion

Page: 550

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This volume identifies and investigates literary traditions and their implications for the authorship and dating of the Gospels and the letters of the New Testament. Ellis argues that the Gospels and the letters are products of the corporate authorship of four allied apostolic missions and not the creation of individual authors.
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Criteria for Authenticity in Historical Jesus Research

Criteria for Authenticity in Historical Jesus Research

Nevertheless, the limitations of stylistics, at least as utilized in New Testament studies, do not mean 5. ... Perhaps the best study in this area is A. Kenny, A Stylometric Study of the New Testament (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986).

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567520982

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Historical-Jesus research continues to captivate the interests of scholars, and recently, there has been renewed discussion of the criteria for authenticity. The first half of this volume reviews the state of play in historical-Jesus research and examines the criteria in particular. One chapter is devoted to the so-called 'Quests', and a second critically charts the development of the criteria in the light of form criticism. One of the conclusions of this part of the volume is that several criteria, especially those based on linguistics, need re-evaluation. The second half of the volume proposes three new criteria, based upon use of the Greek language. These criteria are: Greek language and its context; textual variance; and discourse features. The criteria are proposed as a way forward in historical-Jesus research.
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Colossians An Introduction and Study Guide

Colossians  An Introduction and Study Guide

Kenny, Anthony (1986), A Stylometric Study of the New Testament. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Kiley, Mark (1986), Colossians as Pseudepigraphy, BibSem, 4. Sheffield, UK: JSOT Press. Kittredge, Cynthia Briggs (2003), “Rethinking Authorship ...

Author: Janice Capel Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567674630

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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This guide introduces readers to key issues in the interpretation and reception of Colossians. Anderson first explores the issue of Pauline authorship. She challenges readers to reflect on why the question of authorship has dominated scholarship as well as why and how interpreters create “stories” about the letter. Second, Anderson examines rhetoric and context. She asks readers to consider how the letter constructs and seeks to persuade its addressees past and present. She surveys several pictures of the first audience and “opponents.” Finally, Anderson delves into the functions of the Colossian household code, its reception, and the ethics of interpretation.
Categories: Religion