b-greek-digest V1 #113

b-greek-digest           Tuesday, 13 February 1996     Volume 01 : Number 113

In this issue:

        looking for 4 reviews
        nota bene
        TLG Searches have reduced the importance of LSJ and Lexica in general? 
        Re: nota bene 


From: Gignac Alain <gignaca@ere.umontreal.ca>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 10:25:04 -0500 (EST)
Subject: looking for 4 reviews

I need the postal adress or the e-mail adress of 4 reviews specialized in 
biblical reserach:

1) SBTh     Studia Biblica et Theologica, Napierville (Allenson)
2)     	    Center of Hermeneutical Studies Project
3) QR	    Quarterly Review, Nashville, Tennesse
4)	    Proceedings Eastern Great Lakes and Midwest Biblical Societies



From: "Philip L. Graber" <pgraber@emory.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 15:27:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: nota bene

Does anyone know if Nota Bene word processing software has a web page or 
an e-mail address to get info?

Philip Graber				Graduate Division of Religion
Graduate Student in New Testament	211 Bishops Hall, Emory University
pgraber@emory.edu			Atlanta, GA  30322  USA


From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 14:21:47 -0600
Subject: TLG Searches have reduced the importance of LSJ and Lexica in general? 

I am forwarding the note of Gregory Crane (addressed to the Classics List),
who heads up the Perseus Project and the web site at Tufts that houses the
current LSJ lexicon on line, thinking that this is an issue that is as much
of concern to students and scholars of the GNT as it is to those concerned
more with secular classical and Hellenistic Greek texts. There have already
been some interesting responses to Greg's note, and some B-Greekers might
like to have a look at the developing thread. You can do so by going to the
Classics List web site:


and looking at the archives. Our illustrious web-lady, Linda Wright, there
posts every day the digest composed off the previous day's posts to the
lists. Especially as not everyone will be interested, this seems better
than forwarding the thread over to b-greek (and I don't particularly want
to ask for those permissions). I had an e-discussion last week with a NT
scholar who seemed to doubt the continuing value of lexica so long as one
has access to the TLG list. That seems short-sighted to me, however,
particularly as so much information continues to come to light from the
papyri that bears especially upon Hellenistic vocabulary and therefore on
the GNT. I cannot see, personally, how the utility of lexica could ever
become an anachronism.

>Date: Mon, 12 Feb 96 14:11:05 EST
>Reply-To: classics@u.washington.edu
>Sender: CLASSICS-owner@u.washington.edu
>Precedence: bulk
>From: crane@ikaros.harvard.edu (gregory crane)
>To: classics@u.washington.edu
>Subject: TLG Searches have reduced the importance of LSJ and Lexica in general?
>First, having spent a lot of time putting LSJ online and trying to make it
>useful, I obviously am not dumping on LSJ.
>I am, however, writing something about the Lexicon and its possible future.
>I am curious as to what extent people feel that their attitudes towards big
>lexica are different now that we have such powerful tools for getting at the
>texts ourselves and making up our own minds. In the pre-TLG days, we were
>much more dependent upon the work of professional lexicographers, because
>they not only were good at what they did but also because they had access to
>"the slips" -- all the citations which they had collected.
>To what extent are people more likely to do a word search now to make up
>their own minds? To what extent does this affect usage of LSJ? Even if
>LSJ were completely revised and "up-to-date," how is such a monumental
>lexicographic tool "different" when everyone can go off and gather their
>own electronic "slips" by searching online texts?
>Any feedback on this, on or offlist, would be appreciated.
>Gregory Crane
>Associate Professor of Classics
>Editor in Chief / Perseus Project
>Tufts University

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA 63130
(314) 935-4018
cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu  OR cwc@oui.com
WWW: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/


From: Bill Malas <bmalas@i2020.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 22:21:34 -0800
Subject: Re: nota bene 

At 03:27 PM 2/12/96 -0500, Philip L. Graber wrote:
>Does anyone know if Nota Bene word processing software has a web page or 
>an e-mail address to get info?

Nota Bene began a WWW page today.  You can find it at:


Bill Malas

Bill Malas           Ph.D. candidate (New Testament)
3401 Brook Rd.       Union Theological Seminary in VA
Richmond, VA 23227
e-mail: bmalas@i2020.net or wmalas@freenet.vcu.edu


From: Sherry Kull <skull@voicenet.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 96 22:27:13 EST
Subject: subscribe 

I'd like to subscribe to b-greek.  Is this the right address to do so? 


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