[B-Greek] biblical greek dictionaries
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Thu Dec 29 12:50:58 EST 2005
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 08:49:13 -0800 "Eric Biggs"
<ericb at gracechurchreno.org> writes:
> Michael Ledford had asked, "How does one evaluate the helpfulness or
> usefulness of such a lexicon?"
> I have Thayers, Louw & Nida's, Frieberg and the BDAG. I evaluate
> the BDAG as being the best due to it's comprensiveness, (which I
> don't always think that "more is better", but this tome outshines
> Thayers and Frieberg). In my opinion due to the semantic domain
> set-up of Louw & Nida, I would put it in a different category of
> Lexicon which I think should also be used side by side with the BDAG
> in exegetical work.
> Though, I would put Louw & Nida in a close 2nd and 3rd in the top 3
> list that George recommends, I do see the value of his
> recommendation...what would be your fourth pick, George?
> In Christ,
> Eric Biggs
> zealous student
> Reno, NV USA
That's simple !
L & N is occasionally useful when I want to see how a word might differ
from other fairly synonymous terms -- but not often. If you can't get
BDAG, then I suppose you could use BGAD (I did for a time).
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