This volume continues the major work published by the JSNT Supplement Series in the area of Greek linguistics of the New Testament. The first half of the volume includes essays from the 1996 SBL Section on linguistics and other forms of biblical criticism. Here are essays on such topics as linguistics and literary criticism, linguistics and historical criticism, and linguistics and rhetoric. The second half of the volume includes essays arising from sessions of the Bible Greek Language and Linguistics Section of the SBL. In some of the essays, old models are reviewed, and in others, new models and criteria of linguistic analysis are proposed.