[B-Greek] question about regularly occurring acronymns

bertdehaan at gosympatico.ca bertdehaan at gosympatico.ca
Wed Feb 12 19:07:22 EST 2003

> From: Polycarp66 at aol.com
> Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 18:23:03 EST
> To: dtbentley2000 at yahoo.com,  b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] question about regularly occurring acronymns
> In a message dated 2/12/2003 4:33:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> dtbentley2000 at yahoo.com writes:
> > I'm rather new to the mailing list and don't yet know
> > koine though I'm learning ancient attic greek.  I've
> > seen a few acronymns come up fairly frequently and was
> > wondering if someone could give definitions for the
> > following:
> > 
> > BDAG
> > LXX - is this shorthand for the Septuagint? (LXX =
> > Latin numeral 70?)
> > 
> > Are there any other commonly used acronymns that
> > beginners should know?
> > 
> Polycarp.66 at aol.com replied
> BDAG = Bauer, Danker, Arndt & Gingrich.  This is the premier lexicon for NT 
> study.  Go sell what you have and purchase one and you will have a valuable 
> resource.
> (snip)
> L & N = Louw & Nida.  Greek- English Lexicon Based on Semantic Domains.  Some 
> love this, but I find it only occassionally useful.
> (snip)
 > gfsomsel

Mr. Somsel.
Occasionally a section from BDAG gets cited on-list and I find it a bit intimidating for a beginner like me and that has kept me from finding out it I can even afford to buy a copy.(Does your comment -go sell what you have and purchase one... indicate that this is an expensive book?)
Could you comment on why you don't care for L&N? My birth-day is coming up and my wife and kids have hinted that some money is coming my way for books and I would like to make an informed choice. Thank you
Bert de Haan
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