Frederick William Danker, a world-renowned scholar of New Testament Greek, is widely acclaimed for his 2000 revision of Walter Bauer's A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. With more than a quarter of a million copies in print, it is considered the finest dictionary of its kind.
Danker's The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament will prove to be similarly invaluable to ministers, seminarians, translators, and students of biblical Greek. Unlike other lexica of the Greek New Testament, which give only brief glosses for headwords, The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament offers extended definitions or conceptual explanations in idiomatic English for all Greek terms.
Each entry includes basic etymological information, short renderings, information on usage, and plentiful biblical references. Greek terms that could have different English definitions, depending on context, are thoughtfully keyed to the appropriate passages. An overarching aim of The Concise Greek-English Lexicon is to assist the reader in recognizing the broad linguistic and cultural context for New Testament usage of words.
The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament retains all the acclaimed features of A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature in a succinct and affordable handbook, perfect for specialists and nonspecialists alike.
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A Great Surprise
Date:December 29, 2010
Location:Laguna Hills, CA
Having first used Bauer decades ago, I was not particularly excited about the expensive, but necessary, proposition of buying the newest edition. Then I heard about this so-called concise version. I assumed that it would be rather thin on content and therefore an unacceptable compromise. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everything about this volume is first rate. The construction, design and content are exceptional. The entries themselves are very thorough. The definitions, glosses, and notes are much more comprehensive than I could have imagined. In fact, aside from the missing bibliographies from the standard version, I find this volume to be as helpful, and more user friendly. All in all, a wonderful achievement.