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Randall Tan

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Linguist
Asia Bible Society
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Jul 12, 2011
Member Since: Aug 07, 2007

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Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • Asia Bible Society (Non-Profit, Private, WA, United States)

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Contact Information

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1328 Market Street
Apt 218
Tacoma, WA 98402 US

Skills & Interests

  • Humanities/Religious Studies (Expert)
    Competencies (in relation to biblical studies) include: Biblical Languages (Greek, Hebrew, & Aramaic); Linguistics & Discourse Analysis; Computer-Assisted Discourse Analysis; Computer-Assisted Corpus Linguistics; Hermeneutics; Biblical Exegesis; New Testament Literature; New Testament Theology; Broad Range in Biblical Studies; Broad Range in Theological Studies; Instructional Technologies; Online Course Design; Research & Development; Academic Journal Editing

Education History

  • B.A. (12/1996)
    University of Kentucky
  • M.Div. (05/1999)
    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. (12/2004)
    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies (06/2005 - Current) Kentucky Christian University
  • Assistant Editor (08/1999 - 05/2005) The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology
  • Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies (08/2004 - 01/2005) Spalding University

Publications

  • Tan, R, K. (2007). Prominence in the Pauline Epistles in The Linguist as Pedagogue: Trends in the Teaching and Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press.
  • Edwards, G.; Lee, H.; Tan, R, K. (2007). Exploring Paradigms of School Innovation for the 21st Century in Teaching with Compassion, Competence, Commitment (1, 1, 55-73).
  • Tan, R, K. (2006). Color outside the Lines in Paul and His Theology. Leiden: Brill.
  • Tan, R, K. (2006). A Linguistic Overview of 1 John in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (10, 3, 68-80).
  • O'Donnell, M, B; Tan, R, K. (2006). The OpenText.org Syntactically Analyzed Greek New Testament. Bellingham: Logos Bible Software.
  • Tan, R, K. (2002). Should We Pray for Straying Brethren?: John’s Confidence in 1 John 5:16-17 in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (45, 4, 599-609).
  • Seifrid, M, A; Tan, R, K. (2002). The Pauline Writings. Grand Rapids: Baker.
  • Tan, R, K. (2001). Recent Developments in Redaction Criticism: From Investigation of Textual Prehistory Back to Historical-Grammatical Exegesis?” in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (44, 4, 599-614).

Associations

  • Institute of Biblical Research
    Fellow 11/2001 - Current
  • OpenText.org
    Research Partner 12/2001 - Current
  • Evangelical Theological Society
    Member 01/2000 - Current
  • Society of Biblical Literature
    Member 06/2001 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • Broadman & Holman Seminarian Award (05/1999)

Presentations

  • Reversing the Roles of Lexis & Grammar?, 07/24/2007
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Vienna, Austria) contributes to the study of the Greek genitive & argues for the rebuilding of the Greek studies from the ground up using computer-aided corpus linguistics.
  • Open Theism Debate, 06/26/2007
    Biblical debate defending God’s definite comprehensive foreknowledge at the Open Theology and Science Seminar at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Unity and Diversity: Necessary Ingredients for the Christian Mission?, 04/13/2007
    This paper (delivered at the Stone Campbell Journal Conference) examines biblical passages relevant to Christian unity to demonstrate inductively the necessity of embracing both unity & diversity to advance the Christian mission.
  • Breaking the Barrier of the Word: Harnessing the Power of the OpenText.org Syntactical Database, 11/20/2006
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.) showcases both current capabilities & future prospects for computer-aided study of the text of the Greek New Testament.
  • Computer-aided Discourse Analysis: Exploring a New Method for New Testament Interpretation, 07/04/2006
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland) presents a framework & guidelines for computer-aided discourse analysis as a new method for New Testament Interpretation.
  • OpenText.org—Introducing a New Syntactically-Tagged Greek New Testament, 06/29/2005
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Singapore) introduces a model for linguistic annotation that moves beyond the morphological/word level of analysis to the word group, clause, & paragraph levels.
  • The Pauline Lexicon—Developing a Lexical Profile of Paul's Vocabulary, 06/27/2005
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Singapore) demonstrates the concept of a "lexical profile" & provides illustration from some keywords in Pauline vocabulary.
  • A Discourse Grammar of Mark 13, 11/21/2004
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas) makes use of the annotation model from the OpenText.org project to provide a full grammatical analysis of Mark 13.
  • Application: Prominence in the Pauline Epistles, 11/16/2003
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia) presents preliminary empirical data & an application of prominence theory to the study of semantics of core Pauline letters.
  • Cracking the Code of the Law in Romans through Patterns of Lexis, 11/25/2002
    This paper (delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada) presents one potential way of adapting Michael Hoey’s concept of “repetition links” to the analysis of non-narrative New Testament & other Hellenistic texts.
  • "It Stands Written": Phrase & Clause Structure, Romans, & Pauline Theology, 11/20/2002
    This paper (delivered at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada) presents examples on how the study of phrase & clause structure sheds light on aspects of Romans & Pauline Theology.
  • Should We Pray for Straying Brethren?: John’s Confidence in 1 John 5:16-17, 11/22/2001
    This paper (delivered at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado) argues for a revised interpretation & translation of 1 John 5:16-17 as persuading Christians of the efficacy of their prayers for sinning fellows.