The Concept

The Contexticon enables New Testament readers to “hear” the import of biblical language more nearly as native Greek speakers in the Greco‐Roman world. Users – with or without  knowledge of Greek – discover possibilities of nuance and rhetorical power they could not fully appreciate before.

The Contexticon does not attempt to pin down "meanings" on behalf of users. Instead, it supports hands-on exploration in preparation for interpretation. Users are assisted by expert "tours" of ancient term usage. These offer rapid overviews. But direct encounter with illuminating evidence and fresh engagement with the biblical heritage lie at the heart of the Contexticon experience.

Before you launch, we strongly
recommend orientation. Please
select the overview that seems
most appropriate for you:

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    (for those proficient in Greek
       and computer navigation)

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