[B-Greek] question about regularly occurring acronymns

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Fri Feb 14 10:43:26 EST 2003

In a message dated 2/14/2003 10:38:02 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
jenkins at apple.com writes:

> On Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at 02:57 PM, Kevin Woodruff wrote:
> >BDAG is the abbreviation for the third edition of
> >Bauer, Danker, Ardnt, and Gingrinch the editors of the
> >standard Greek lexicon used by most NT scholars
> >
> >BAGD is the abbreviation of the second editon of the
> >above lexicon
> >
> Having just acquired a copy of BAGD for $25, I cannot help but wonder 
> if that wasn't a mistake.  How much better is BDAG than BAGD? (I.e., 
> will I get laughed at if I continue to cite BAGD in public?)

I don't think so.  I have BAGD in an electronic edition and BDAG in hard 
copy.  I frequently use BAGD simply for the convenience though it's nice to 
have the newer edition to consult for some instances.  I really, however, 
should let go of a few shekels and by an electronic version of BDAG.


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