Re: EKAQEUDEN: Is Perseus wrong?

David L. Moore (
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 21:34:51 -0500

At 08:44 PM 1/11/97 -0500, Jonathan Robie wrote:
Carl Conrad wrote:
>>Yes, I suspect that, and in fact, I know that BAGD is inadequate for
>>reading LXX unless the LXX word recurs in the NT. I remember hunting for
>>some words in the Genesis Joseph narrative in BAGD and not finding them
>>there or in LSJ--I ultimately found them in the Sophocles Byzantine
>>lexicon. hREGKW is not that uncommon (at least not any more than people
>>snoring at night!).
>Do you Greek scholars get kickbacks from the publishers every time we little
>Greeks go out and buy another book? I thought this would be a cheaper hobby
>than it has been!
>OK, since I really *do* intend to read more in the Septuagint, I'm going to
>need something to help me. Would I be better off getting a specialized
>Septuagint lexicon, or does LSJ have everything I need? I'll probably read
>at least some classical Greek, too, as my Greek improves.
>If LSJ would do the job, would the old version be adequate?
>And is anybody out there willing to sell their old LSJ cheap after upgrading
>to the latest release?

Seems to me I recall seeing that ABS has begun to publish a
Greek-English lexicon to the LXX. Does anyone who has used it have any
comments on its usefulness?

David L. Moore Director
Miami, Florida, USA Department of Education Southeastern Spanish District of the Assemblies of God