[B-Greek] biblical greek dictionaries -- Addendum
glendenpriddle at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 29 13:38:17 EST 2005
There is another (Obi Wan Kenobi)..
Manual Greek Lexicon of the N.T. by Abbott-Smith. Even though it is based on W-H text (very minor differences) and is a little dated (3rd ed 1937) consider these advantages:
1) gives the LXX usage with appropriate Heb word/words
2) economical compared to a new BDAG
3) small and easy to carry with you on speaking trips.
This really is an excellent tool. It breaks down the N.T. usage into categories and, in most cases, gives all the N.T. references. If you use it as a starting point and do your own study of words in differing contexts, Abbott-Smith will take you a LOOOOONG way in your study of N.T. lexicography.
George F Somsel <gfsomsel at juno.com> wrote:
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 08:49:13 -0800 "Eric Biggs"
> 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
I might add that I find LSJ more useful than L & N though it is geared
more to classical Greek.
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