[B-Greek] "The lexicon is wrong!"

Ken Penner ken.penner at acadiau.ca
Tue Sep 25 11:21:52 EDT 2007

 In a paper presented at SBL, I argued for revising the BDAG entry on hEBRAIS. You can get the handout at


Ken M. Penner, Ph.D. (McMaster)
Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic vocabulary memorization software: 

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> [mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Robie
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> Subject: [B-Greek] "The lexicon is wrong!"
> I'm involved in a discussion that revolves around the meaning 
> of a few Greek words, and some of the participants in the 
> discussion (who actually don't speak Greek) are claiming that 
> a particular word doesn't mean what it says the lexicon says, 
> but means something significantly different. I doubt that 
> they are right, and none of is is a lexicographer, but this 
> makes me wonder ...
> Can you think of examples where the meaning of a New 
> Testament passage has changed in the eyes of mainstream 
> scholarship because we came to realize that our earlier 
> understanding of a Greek word was wrong? Are there recent 
> examples, say, in the last 20-30 years? Are there major 
> changes in the meaning of some words between BADG and BDAG?

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