[B-Greek] Lexicographer reviews one: Danker on Muraoka
cwconrad2 at mac.com
Tue Apr 13 15:12:00 EDT 2010
On Apr 13, 2010, at 2:44 PM, Mark Lightman wrote:
> I know no one asked me, but can I give a quick
> 90 second sermonette on why Greek Lexicons are
> basically a waste of time and money?
> There are two kinds of Greek words, common ones
> and rare ones. If a word is common, you can figure out
> what it means by reading it again and again. If a word
> is really common, like DE or KAI or hO you don't even
> have to do very much reading to figure out what it means.
> If a word is rare, no one knows what it means anyway, so
> your guess is as good as anyone's.
Neither the assertion nor the inference is true. I think it
depends considerably on who "anyone" is.
> END OF SERMONETTE.
> The dirty little secret of NT Greek lexigraphy is that
> there is not a dime's worth of difference between
> Bauer and Thayer.
This is not true either.
> I suspect this applies to Muraoka
> and LEH.
It is probably true that Mark suspects it applies. That does not make it true.
If all one wants is a glossary, I'd go for Barclay Newman.
> --- On Tue, 4/13/10, Michael Aubrey <mga318 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Michael Aubrey <mga318 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Lexicographer reviews one: Danker on Muraoka
> To: "Carl Conrad" <cwconrad2 at mac.com>, "B-Greek" <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 10:48 AM
> Another review of Muraoka has appeared within just a few days from Bryn Mawr Classical Review:
> This particular one isn't quite as gentle as Danker's.
> From: Carl Conrad <cwconrad2 at mac.com>
> To: B-Greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Sat, April 10, 2010 2:09:18 PM
> Subject: [B-Greek] Lexicographer reviews one: Danker on Muraoka
> Muraoka's revised _A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint_ was published in 2009 and noted first here in a message from Louis Sorenson:
> I noted John Hobbins' enthusiastic review of it:
> Now Fred Danker has reviewed it in SBL's Review of Biblical Literature; some B-Greekers might find particularly interesting one major lexicographer's take on
> the work of another:
> PDF download: http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/7273_7915.pdf
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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