[B-Greek] Critical Commentaries

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Sat Feb 22 10:25:56 EST 2003

At 09:14 AM 2/22/03 -0600, you wrote:
>Question: Is there any significant difference between the critical
>commentaries over the last two hundred years? What I mean by this - is
>Bloomfield, Robertson, Lightfoot, Alford, McKnight, and Expositors STILL
>going to be reliable sources. I understand the new discoveries and studies,
>but will these sources still be considered reliable?

in my nearly always humble (!) view- the works of alford on the linguistic
and grammatical side of things re the nt are invaluable.  i make constant
use of them.  sure, scholarship evolves- but what alford contributes is
really something valuable and permanent.  luther said once that if you were
going to write something- write it- set it on a shelf and wait nine years-
if it was still important- then publish it.  alford could have set his stuff
on the shelf for 100 years and it still would have been worthy of publication.




Jim West, ThD

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