– Presenter: John J.H. Lee
– Title: Grammatical Metaphor and Greek Texts: Romans 2:17–29 as a Test Cast
– Abstract: This paper explores how Halliday’s notion of grammatical metaphor can be applied to New Testament Greek studies. After outlining the theoretical tenets and means of formal implementation, I will read Rom 2:17–29, as a test case, from the perspective of grammatical metaphor and engage with the Paul within Judaism camp’s claim on the same text. The study concludes that both ὁ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ Ἰουδαῖος ‘one who is a Jew inwardly’ (v. 29) and περιτομὴ καρδίας ἐν πνεύματι οὐ γράμματι ‘circumcision of the heart in the Spirit not by the letter’ (v. 29) seem to well deserve reader’s attention.