What is the standard Greek Dictionary?

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  1. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    If one were to quote an authoritative Greek dictionary, what would be the (or an) expected volume?

    Thank you! :)
  2. C. M. Sheffield

    C. M. Sheffield Puritan Board Senior

    I suppose the BDAG would be somewhere near the top.
  3. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    Good providence. I have one of those available. Thank you, sir!
  4. rbcbob

    rbcbob Puritan Board Graduate

    Perhaps the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament?
  5. Wannabee

    Wannabee Obi Wan Kenobi

    TDNT for a more thorough treatment, though BDAG may be more well known simply because of it's affordability.
  6. 21st Century Calvinist

    21st Century Calvinist Puritan Board Junior

    BDAG would be the most likely one. I have that monster bad boy sitting near me as I write an exegetical paper. Another alternative would be the Louw-Nida dictionary. For grammatical questions Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics should be authoritative.
  7. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    There's a condensed version of TDNT that is pretty decent and affordable, but my understanding is that BDAG is supposed to be the standard.
  8. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    :ditto: to BDAG.
  9. Bookmeister

    Bookmeister Puritan Board Freshman

    BDAG is the standard. TDNT is an entirely different animal, it interprets in addition to defining, I would stick with BDAG for translating.
  10. CharlieJ

    CharlieJ Puritan Board Junior

    None listed so far. The authoritative Greek Lexicon is still LSJ. Now, if you're speaking only of biblical Greek, then BDAG, with Louw-Nida coming in second. TDNT is a heavily flawed set. You can consult TDNT, but know that it's highly interpretative.
  11. LaurieBluedorn

    LaurieBluedorn Puritan Board Freshman

    Liddell and Scott
  12. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    BDAG is a must for koine. Louw-Nida can be useful. TDNT is highly suspect for translation work.
  13. goodnews

    goodnews Puritan Board Freshman

    For weekly sermon work Louw-Nida is my favorite resource.
  14. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior

    Not to beat the subject to death, but BDAG is the standard. If you have Logos, I recommend buying electronically.
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