> I am finishing a paper and need to know how many
> vocab words in John
> (something like226?)
Anthony Kenny cites Friberg and Davison in Table 3.1
giving John a word count of 15,635 words. See Anthony
Kenny, A Stylometric Study of the New Testament
(Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986) ISBN 0-19-826178-0.
See p.14 for Table 3.1.
> Also, looking for the source of a review by
> Kingsbury concerning the ICC
> commentary on Matthew by Davies and Allison. This
> quoted in the book Mark &
> Method, Anderson & More (I think).
You think correctly. Janice Capel Anderson and Stephen
D. Moore, eds., Mark and Method. New Approaches in
Biblical Studies. (Fortress Press, Minn., 1992). ISBN
0-8006-2655-9. See pages 11-13 especially footnote
no. 33 on page 11 that refers you to Jack Dean
Kingsbury's review of W. D. Davies and Dale C.
Allison, Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the
Gospel according to Saint Matthew. Volume 1:
Introduction and Commentary on Matthew I-VII
(Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1988), in Journal of Biblical
Literature 110 (1991): 344-46.
There is a large quote from the review (pages 11-12)
that encapsulates Kingsbury's criticism, mainly that
Davies and Allison ignore narratological aspects of
Matthew. Theology rather than narrative is the focus
of their work, which, according to Kingsbury obscures
Matthew's narrative all together.
Also I have been
> thinking about why there are
> more present tense verbs than aorists in John, any
> Steven Gunderson
See Anthony Kenny's book aforementioned, especially
Table 11.4 on page 70 that shows present tense verbs =
554 and aorist = 507. His note below the table
indicates that only verbs in the third person singular
are included and the stats are once again provided by
Sorry to answer in haste with such brevity and
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