re: Great Greek Books!

From: Edgar M. Krentz (
Date: Wed Aug 23 1995 - 11:50:11 EDT

>2 questions:
>What is the status of the English edition of the revision to BAGD, i.e., when
>will it be available, what is the retail and discount mail-order price?
>Any opinions about Loew and Nida's Lexicon according to Semantic Domains?

Fred Danker delivered the completed manuscript of the third edition to the
University of Chicago Press in early April. (Can one call something on a
hard disk a manuscript?)

I called Fred Danker about it; he tells me the target date for its
appearance in print is the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in 1996,
i.e. approximatly Thanksgiving of that year.

I no longer have students purchase the 2nd edition because that date is close.

If you want more acurate information, you might drop a note to Prof.
Frederick W. Danker, 3438 Russell Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104. Tel.:

As far as the Loew-Nida work is concerned, it is difficult for a beginning
student to use. The more acquaintance one has with ancient Greek literature
beyond the Greek Bible, the more intelligently one can use it. It is *no
substitute* for a traditional, alphabetically arranged lexicon. I would
probably elect to have student use the old Abbott-Smith lexicon (T & T
Ckark) as a first lexicon, and send them to the library to use BAGD, 2nd

Hope this information helps. Peace,

Edgar Krentz <>
New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Voice: 312-753-0752; FAX: 312-753-0782

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