If you haven’t seen it, Kris Lyle has a great series entitled “Discourse Matters” over at Old School Script. There are three posts so far:
- Discourse Matters: Why front a topic? (James 2:10)
- Discourse Matters: Backgrounding background information (3 Macc 1:7)
- Discourse Matters: Focus elements that aren’t fronted (James 2:10)
Each homes in on one element in Steve Runge’s Discourse Grammar, describes the feature and its importance for understanding discourse, and applies it to a specific example from NT or LXX texts. If you have been looking for quick, simple, and straightforward explanations of various discourse features, check out each of these posts and be sure to stay tuned for future additions.