Re: Lexicons

Part of the bias of BAG is in assigning particular occurrences of a word 
to particular senses of that word.  This bias can be partly overcome, and 
BAG made much more useful in the process, if the user reads all of the 
senses given.  Even if BAG lists the verse that a New Testament reader 
happens to be looking at as an example of a particular sense of the word, 
the reader is advised to look at other senses of the word.  There may be 
reasons for choosing a different sense of the word than BAG chose to make 
sense of a particular occurrence of the word.

With this in mind, BAG is probably as useful as anything for NT reading.

Philip Graber
Emory University