Word Studies??

     On the subject of word studies (I can't imagine accurately doing them
in just English), I would have thought, IN SPITE of the continued reliance
of scholars upon Kittel's, that Barr had shown pretty well that the
simple word study method is linguistically flawed, adn what I have
read since in other works has continued to affirm this, treating all
that etymology stuff as little more than entertaining but certainly
not of any value for determining what a given word "means" when used by
a given author in a given context.

Ken Litwak
IBM, San Jose, CA