Linguistics and the Biblical Text

This research group will address topic and focus in both Biblical Hebrew and Greek this year. Papers will provide a brief history of scholarship, including outstanding problems and some innovative view in the area of topic and focus for either Biblical Hebrew or Biblical Greek.

Papers will also be posted online a month ahead of time, with a 20-minute summary to be given during the Research Group meeting, followed by a designated respondent and open discussion. For more information, contact Elizabeth Robar ( or Will Ross (

Room TBD

  • William Ross, Reformed Theological Seminary, Welcome (5 min)
  • David J. Fuller, McMaster Divinity College
    Cohesion as a Criterion for the Pragmatics of Biblical Hebrew Word Order: A New Proposal
    (20 min)
  • Kevin Grasso, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Respondent (15 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Aaron Michael Jensen, South African Theological Seminary
    Fronted Adjuncts and What They Teach Us about Information Structure
    (20 min)
  • Travis Wright, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Respondent (15 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Business Meeting (15 min)