Steven E. Runge, PhD

Research Associate, Northwest Baptist Seminary; Senior Research Associate, John W. Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies, Trinity Western University; Professor of Biblical Languages, Grace School of Theology

Research Interests

Cognitive-linguistic descriptions of Greek prepositions and its application to biblical theology and pedagogy. Description of the particle γε and its relevance to the analysis of so-called kaige texts in Septuagint studies. Application of cognitive linguistics to the fields of hermeneutics and homiletics.

Publications

Books

2019 High Definition Commentary: Galatians. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

2015   High Definition Commentary: James. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press [trans. into Spanish, Comentario de alta definición: Santiago. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016].

2014   High Definition Commentary: Romans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press [trans. into Spanish, Comentario de Alta Definición: Romano. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014].

2011   High Definition Commentary: Philippians. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press [trans. into Spanish, Comentario de alta definición: Filipenses. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2011].

2010   Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson (print edition) [trans. into Portuguese, forthcoming].

2008   Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software (electronic edition).

Edited Volumes and Databases

2022  Greek Prepositions, Cognitive Metaphor, and Biblical Theology, co-editor with William A. Ross. Accepted for De Gruyter’s Fontes et Subsida series. (Forthcoming)

2021   The Concise Lexham Bible Dictionary, managing editor. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

2020   The Lexham Context Commentary: Old Testament, co-editor with Douglas Mangum. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

2016   The Greek Verb Revisited: A Fresh Approach for Biblical Exegesis, co-editor with Christopher J. Fresch. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

2012   Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible, co-editor with Joshua R Westbury. Lexham Bible Reference Series. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

2012   Lexham High Definition Old Testament: ESV Edition, co-editor with Joshua R Westbury. Lexham Bible Reference Series. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

2011   Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

2008   Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament. Lexham Bible Reference Series. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

2008   Lexham High Definition New Testament: ESV Edition, Lexham Bible Reference Series. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Book Chapters

2022 “Land Forms, Weapons, and Body Parts: How Mismatches in Preferred Construals Have Shaped Our Understanding of Greek Prepositions.” In Greek Prepositions, Cognitive Metaphor, and Biblical Theology, edited by Steven E. Runge and William A. Ross. (Forthcoming)

2020   “Interpreting Constituent Order in Koine Greek.” In Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate, edited by David Alan Black and Benjamin L. Merkle. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Press.

2019   “The Greek Article: A Cognitive-Functional Approach.” In The Article in Post Classical Greek, edited by Daniel H. King. Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.

2017 “Redundancy, Discontinuity and Delimitation in the Epistle of James.” In From Ancient Manuscripts to Modern Dictionaries: Select Studies in Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek, edited by Tarsee Li and Keith Dyer, 443–454. Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.

2016 “Verb Forms and Grounding in Non-Narrative Discourse.” In The Greek Verb Revisited: A Fresh Approach for Biblical Exegesis, edited by Steven E. Runge and Christopher J. Fresch, 221–73. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

2016 “The Discourse Function of the Greek Perfect.” In The Greek Verb Revisited: A Fresh Approach for Biblical Exegesis, edited by Steven E. Runge and Christopher J. Fresch, 458–85. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Articles

2016 “Markedness: Contrasting Porter’s Model with the Linguists Cited as Support.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 26, no. 1: 43–56. Refereed.

2016 “Rejoinder to Porter.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 26, no. 1: 81–82. Refereed.

Presentations

Invited

2021   “What Happens When We Read? Reassessing the Complexities of Reading Ancient Texts in Light of Kintsch’s Construction-Integration Model.” Postgraduate Research Seminar at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, April 20.

2020   “Current Issues in NT Greek Linguistics,” Doctoral Colloquium at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, June 25.

2019   “Representing the Unseen: Navigating the Constraints of Theology, Culture, and Human Cognition in Visual Depictions of God.” Joint Session of the Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation and Bible and Visual Art Sections, SBL Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 23–26.

2019   “Interpreting Constituent Order in Koine Greek.” Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate Conference, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, April 26–27.

2019   “Using Linguistics vs. Doing Linguistics: Some Lessons from Koine Greek.” Linguistics and the Biblical Text Research Group, Institute for Biblical Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Nov. 22.

2017   “Response to Porter, Fanning and Campbell.” Review panel of The Greek Verb Revisited, Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics section, SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 20.

2017   “A Container for your Greek Leftovers: Mismatched Conceptualizations and their Implications for Exegesis.” The Tyndale House Workshop in Greek Prepositions, Cambridge, UK, July 1.

2017   “Εἰς and Ἐν from a Cognitive and Prototype-Theoretic Perspective.” The Tyndale House Workshop in Greek Prepositions, Cambridge, UK, June 30.

2017 “Philippians for Sermon Prep: Translation and Discourse Analysis.” Alumni Academy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, Jan. 14.

2017 “The Greek Verb: The Current State of the Discussion.” Plenary address, Alumni Academy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, Jan. 13.

2016 “Reconsidering Galatians 2:11–16 from the Standpoint of Discourse Grammar.” Postgraduate seminar, School of Divinity, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, May 25.

2016 “Revisiting the Greek Verb.” New Testament postgraduate seminar, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, England, May 23.

2016 “Revisiting the Greek Verb.” Postgraduate lecture, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University, England, May 19.

2016 “Rethinking Greek Middle Voice.” Gamma Rho Kappa Society, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, May 10.

2016 “Revisiting the Greek Verb.” Ph.D. seminar, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, Mar. 23.

Papers

2021   “Rethinking Traditional Interpretive Approaches in Light of Kintsch’s Comprehension Model,” Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation section, SBL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 23.

2021   “Re-evaluating the Felicity of GE from the Standpoint of Discourse Grammar,” International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 20.

2021   “Toward a Unified Understanding of Hermeneutics and Homiletics from a Cognitive Perspective,” presented with Matthew Morvay in the Hermeneutics section of the ETS Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, TX, Nov. 16.

2019   “Reasoning Styles, Connectives, and Discourse Analysis.” New Testament Greek Language and Linguistics Section, ETS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Nov. 22.

2018   “Mismatched Construals of the Holy Spirit: What Are We Missing?” Cognitive Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation Section, SBL Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Nov. 17.

2016 “Differentiating Restrictive Connectives on the Basis of Unique Cognitive Constraints,” co-presented with Christopher J. Fresch. Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics section, SBL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 19.

2016 “Same Glosses, Different Lexemes: A Heuristic Approach to Expressing Unique Cognitive Constraints of Restrictive Connectives in a Lexicographical Entry,” co-presented with Christopher J. Fresch. Biblical Lexicography section, SBL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 19.

2016 “What If Paul Really Meant What He Wrote? Rethinking the Logic of Galatians 2:16.” New Testament Section, New Testament Grammar section, ETS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 15.