[B-Greek] RE: Trench's Synonyms

Mark Wilson emory2oo2 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 18 09:22:24 EST 2003

>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

I hope the reason many have undertaken the study of Greek is so they do NOT 
have to rely on Trench, BDAG, etc. Using secondary sources, such as BDAG, 
should only be used as a pointer. Secondary sources inform us / point us to 

One reason I decided to learn Greek is so I would not be dependent on 
sources such as commentaries, lexicons, etc. What is the point of learning 
Greek if we are going to stop at lexicons? Is that learning Greek? Can we do 
any better than say, "Well, that's what BDAG says." (Like those who know no 
Greek and say, "Well, that's what this commentary says.")

Bear in mind I have a long way to go myself, but that is the direction I am 
headed. Am I heading in the right direction?

Mark Wilson

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