[b-greek] Re: hello everyone

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 06:41:03 EDT

At 2:58 AM -0400 7/19/00, Polycarp66@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 7/18/2000 6:38:03 PM Central Standard Time,
>MAQHTHS_TOU_hHFMOU@yahoo.com writes:
> I am new to the group as I am the Greek language. I have a quick question
> for anybody who would like to answer. I have an "antalical lexicon to the
> NT" by Mounce. Would it be helpful also to get a Greek-English Lexicon
> like the BAGD that all the books are always taking about, or is it
> basically the same information. >>
>By all means get BAGD. There is a new edition coming out (maybe) soon. You
>may want to get the new one. On the other hand, you may be waiting for Godot
>if you do.

For all of Jim West's not-altogether-unjustified cynicism regarding the
PAROUSIA of BDAG, I think that George's allusion to Samuel Beckett's
tragicomedy is an apt one. As the name of the awaited one, "Godot" suggests
"dear little God," and the waiting of those two clowns is not altogether
unlike the experience of some believers who wait upon the Lord, believing
that the wait is worth while, however frustrating and to all appearances
self-defeating it may seem. It HAS been a long wait and it COULD be that
the wait will go beyond the most-recently- promised October of 2000, but
believers have waited a lot longer for the PAROUSIA of their Lord and have
been confident, however deluded they may be, that the wait is worthwhile. I
for one DO hope to see BDAG within my lifetime, although it is eminently
possible that an unknown calamity will carry me off today or tomorrow, and
I expect that BDAG will have been worth waiting for.


Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu OR cwconrad@ioa.com
WWW: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/

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