Semantics of New Testaments Greek

January 12, 2019 - A helpful and thought-provoking analysis of good and bad semantic analysis, specifically in the context of New Testament Greek.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who is learning or knows Koine Greek. Even if you do not know Koine Greek, but are interested in semantics, the first 3-4 chapters would still be of interest and useful for you.

His primary thesis is:

“In determining the meaning of units such as words, one must not follow the popular traditional approach which uses etymology and a restricted sentence context, but rather the meaning must be derived from a study of the whole paragraph.”1


  • Book
  • J. P. Louw
  • New Testament
  • Greek
  • Semantics
  • Language
  • Etymology
  • Meaning