[B-Greek] RE: Trench's Synonyms

Harry W. Jones hwjones2 at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 18 21:28:09 EST 2003

Hi Mark!

Your goal is admirable Mark but for folks like me who have no desire to
spend years and years to become a Greek scholar and then to spend years and
years doing research,  we have to rely on what help we can get from people
who have already done that.

Best Regards,
Harry Jones

> [Original Message]
> From: Mark Wilson <emory2oo2 at hotmail.com>
> To: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 2/18/03 6:22:24 AM
> Subject: RE: [B-Greek] RE: Trench's Synonyms
> >But I do not agree that BDAG should have the last word! That is very
> >lexicon and it has an important contribution to make, but it is not
> >infallible.
> I hope the reason many have undertaken the study of Greek is so they do
> 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
> 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
> Greek if we are going to stop at lexicons? Is that learning Greek? Can we
> any better than say, "Well, that's what BDAG says." (Like those who know
> 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
> headed. Am I heading in the right direction?
> Mark Wilson
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