Let's Try Again

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Fri Aug 31 15:13:06 EDT 2001

At 2:32 PM -0400 8/31/01, Matthew R. Miller wrote:
>Hello Greekers,
>Perhaps I should have rephrased my question in a better manner, so here it
>is again, reduct: Besides the standard uses of EIS which I can, and have,
>looked up in BAGD and in other works, are there any specialized uses that
>any of you have come across in your studies of Greek literature, and which
>you could readily, easily, and handily comment on? Thanks, Matt

I don't mean to be difficult, either--but if you've looked at BDAG
(preferable to BAGD as more recent and in many places far superior) and at
the unabridged LSJ, the only question you might reasonably put to the list
is whether anybody DISAGREES with their presentations of the data on EIS.
You're asking for information that transcends in scope the best resources
that any one of us would use. I don't think anyone would want to
characterize the compilers of BDAG (mostly Fred Danker in the most recent
edition) and of LSJ-Glare (the most recent revision of LSJ) as "absolutely
exhaustive", but I think we can say that they've used the data-search
instruments AT LEAST as carefully and thoroughly as any real scholar on
this list might have done. It's a little bit like asking, "What can you
tell me about EIS beyond what the person(s) who know(s) the most about EIS
can tell me?"

Carl W. Conrad
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