Original Research - Special Collection: Foundation subjects, Old and New Testament Studies

Robertson’s century: The reception and impact of an epoch-making grammar of the Greek New Testament

Gerhard Swart
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2747 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2747 | © 2014 Gerhard Swart | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 20 November 2014

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Gerhard Swart, Department of Ancient Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

The author endeavours, firstly, to present a vivid account of the reception that A.T. Robertson’s A grammar of the Greek New Testament in the light of historical research found in scholarly circles when first published (in 1914) and during the ensuing years; secondly, to probe the question whether, during the course of the past century, the renown of both the man and the book has outlasted the scientific value and the actual utilisation of ‘Robertson’ in New Testament commentaries and scholarly publications; and thirdly, to address a few grammatical points stated by Robertson that seem to have gone unchallenged despite major shifts affecting the study of language generally, and New Testament Greek specifically, since the publication of his Grammar.

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Greek New Testament; Grammer; Robertson's Grammar

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