Sound Mapping the New Testament
by Margaret E. Lee, Bernard Brandon Scott
In the Hellenistic world, writings were read aloud, heard and remembered. But modern exegesis assumes a silent text. The disjuncture between ancient and modern approaches to literature, argue Margaret Lee and Brandon Scott, obscures the beauty and meaning in writings such as the New Testament. Through a close analysis of writings from the four gospels, Paul, and Q, they advance a theory of sound analysis that will enable modern readers to hear the New Testament afresh.
Margaret E. Lee is Dean of Student Services, a member of the College Academic Council, and Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Greek and New Testament at Tulsa Community College, Metro Campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Named Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature in 1996, she is the author, with Bernard Brandon Scott, Frances LaZar, and Kristin Sparks, of Greek Word Lists and Paradigm (1993).
Bernard Brandon Scott (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is the Darbeth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma. A charter member of the Jesus Seminar and Chair of Westar’s Christianity Seminar, he is the author of several books, including The Trouble with Resurrection (2010) and Re-imagine the World (2001).