Re: Copy of message sent earlier on Lexicons

From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Thu Aug 14 1997 - 04:31:35 EDT

<html><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">Edward,<br><br>I was privileged to have about 4 semester of NT Greek as part of my Pastoral minor at Bible College. &nbsp;Since then I have tried to keep pace with it by use, but it is an uphill battle since the pastoral life calls for &quot;expertise&quot; and expenditure of energy in so many areas.<br><br>Bauer's has always been something of a mystery to me. &nbsp;I have asked this question before, and received helpful advice. &nbsp;However, can you suggest how a moderate, somewhat rusty, student can approach this lexicon and get some use out of it. &nbsp;I think that I can work my way through the info and understand what is there, but how to interpret its significance, there's the rub! &nbsp;For instance, how, >from all of the alternatives, does one decide how the word you are investigating should be interpreted in your own passage? &nbsp;It is especially difficult &nbsp;with the extra-biblical texts cited, and t
o which one may not have access, to appreciated their significance for the immediate context under consideration. (I think, even as I ask, you are going to tell me that there are no short-cuts!) &nbsp;I need some sort of a map!<br><br>Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church<br>MT. Olive<br><br>E-mail:<br>Web-page:> -------------<br> <br>&gt; I will make the same recommendation that I have made again and again on <br>&gt; this List: &nbsp;ABOVE ALL OTHER STUDENTS, first-year students need to use (and <br>&gt; preferably to own) Bauer's Lexicon &nbsp;(and let's call it Bauer's lexicon--<br>&gt; Arndt and Gingrich were only translators; we do not say &quot;Crime and <br>&gt; Punishment&quot; by Constance Garnett!).<br><br></p>

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