[B-Greek] The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the NT by Danker(Nov 1) - any comments/page views?

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 22 22:13:01 EDT 2009


Match,

Doesn't Bauer's statement carry the thought that his work was already dated?  (In case you've forgotten, Luther died in 1546 while Thayer wasn't born until 1828.
 george
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----- Original Message ----
From: Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com>
To: B Greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>; Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com>
Sent: Thu, October 22, 2009 7:04:22 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the NT by Danker(Nov 1) - any comments/page views?

<But I need time to ponder things like what
to recommend a student for $55? Is
it worth a third of the big edition? It is
certainly worth double or triple of the thin
UBS dictionary, which lists for $30, but I consider
that rather overpriced.>
 
We might also ask whether the "Barer Bauer"
(to coin a phrase) is worth triple the price of an unabridged Thayer.
Rather than answer that question myself, I would just remind
everyone that Bauer himself, before he wrote his
lexicon, used to joke with colleagues:  "If Thayer was
good enough for Luther, he is good enough for
me."
 
I too would like to see some screen shots. 

Mark L
Φωσφορος

FWSFOROS MARKOS

--- On Thu, 10/22/09, Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com> wrote:


From: Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com>
Subject: [B-Greek] The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the NT by Danker(Nov 1) - any comments/page views?
To: "B Greek" <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 1:08 PM


>Has anyone yet seen The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
by Danker, which will be available November 1? (Retail $55). Any
screenshots of pages so one can compare its entries with what BDAG has?>

Yes, I have a copy in my hands, all the way in Israel, as I write.
Well, more accurately I put the copy down to write two-handed.
But alas, my scanner doesn't work and camera's batteries are dead,
so no screen shots.

So it exists, should meet it's distribution schedule, and gives a
nice impression.
But I need time to ponder things like what to recommend a student for $55? Is
it worth a third of the big edition? It is certainly worth double or
triple of the thin
UBS dictionary, which lists for $30, but I consider that rather overpriced.
(The UBS dictionary could probably be dropped to about $10 and still make
profits.) Danker's Concise does use definitions in addition to glosses. At 380
pages it is starting to move in the size direction of Abbott-Smith's work.
So I'm going . . . hmmm ? That may turn out quite positive, or so-so,
Sorry to be so ambiguous, only had it a couple of days.

ERRWSO
Randall

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