[B-Greek] RE: Trench's Synonyms

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Tue Feb 18 09:49:19 EST 2003

In a message dated 2/18/2003 9:23:04 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
emory2oo2 at hotmail.com writes:

> 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.")

While there is a certain truth to that, consider where it is that you learn 
what certain words mean.  I continually go to lexica because they not only 
give the glosses but give references as well.  It would be a good idea to 
check those references.  Sometimes they don't seem to indicate quite exactly 
what the lexicon implies.


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