Re: Lexicons

Yet another piece of free advice:

I agree with David concerning the Louw and Nida Lexicon.  While my first 
choice is alway BAG, L&N usually gives extra light on synonyms (et al.) 
that would otherwise take hours to research without it, plus it is an 
EXTREME bargain (something like 29 bucks for the two volumes).

I'm in a charitable mood, here's another bit of free advice for those 
with about one year of NT Greek studies.  If the Intermediate grammers 
are too much of a step up from the beginning grammer, try Curtis Vaughan 
and Virtus Gideon's "A Greek Grammer of the New Testament."  While it is 
by no means exhaustive (at 236 pages, it could not be), it does bridge 
the gap between, say, Summer's and Dana and Manty.  Plus, at the 
beginning of each lesson, the authors gratiously list at least five other 
sources and the page numbers, making cross reference studing very 

Mike Lipsey lipsey@metronet.com 
(Head of the Apologetics Dept. at Tyndale Theological Seminary)

On Fri, 2 Sep 1994 dturner@cornerstone.edu wrote:

> I would concur with LHurtado's comments re BAGD and LSJ.  I would add that one
> can also profitably consult Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon, 2 vols., pub
> by UBS.  This lexicon represents something of a paradigm shift in that it sets
> up "semantic domains" and then lists which words fit the domains.  Thus it is
> oriented to semantic fields of various words rather than semantic range of a 
> single word considered diachronically.  Vol 2 is the index of domains and words,Vol 2 is the lexicon proper.
> David Turner  dturner@cornerstone.edu  Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, MI