[B-Greek] RE: Trench's Synonyms

Iver Larsen iver_larsen at sil.org
Tue Feb 18 00:37:09 EST 2003

>  IMHO Trench is a "classic" which "groweth not old". It is useful
> for sorting
>  out the nuances separating one word from its synonym(s). You
> need to put it
>  alongside Kittel's /Theological Wordbook/; but that too is dated.
>  Let BDAG have the last word!

I agree completely with the assessment of Trench. It is as outdated as
Kittel in terms of semantic theory, but it is still very valuable for what
it does, contrasting similar words.
But I do not agree that BDAG should have the last word! That is very useful
lexicon and it has an important contribution to make, but it is not

Iver Larsen

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