A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature (BDAG)

Written by: Frederick W. Danker, Walter Bauer, and others

Format: Hardcover
Printed Page Count: 1,1888
List Price: $165
Size: 10.3 x 7.8 x 2.3 inches
ISBN: 978-0226039336
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 3rd edition

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You can purchase A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament from your local bookseller, or online from Christian Book.

Synopsis

Ten years in the making, this extensive revision of Bauer---the standard authority worldwide---features new entries, 15,000 additional references from ancient literature, clearer type, and extended definitions rather than one-word synonyms. Providing a more panoramic view of the world and language of the New Testament, it becomes the new indispensable guide for scholars, ministers, students, and translators. 1018 pages, hardcover from the University of Chicago.

Publisher's description

Described as an "invaluable reference work" (Classical Philology) and "a tool indispensable for the study of early Christian literature" (Religious Studies Review) in its previous edition, this new updated American edition of Walter Bauer's Wörterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments builds on its predecessor's staggering deposit of extraordinary erudition relating to Greek literature from all periods. Including entries for many more words, the new edition also lists more than 25,000 additional references to classical, intertestamental, Early Christian, and modern literature.

In this edition, Frederick W. Danker's broad knowledge of Greco-Roman literature, as well as papyri and epigraphs, provides a more panoramic view of the world of Jesus and the New Testament. Danker has also introduced a more consistent mode of reference citation, and has provided a composite list of abbreviations to facilitate easy access to this wealth of information.

Perhaps the single most important lexical innovation of Danker's edition is its inclusion of extended definitions for Greek terms. For instance, a key meaning of "episkopos" was defined in the second American edition asoverseer; Danker defines it as "one who has the responsibility of safeguarding or seeing to it that something is done in the correct way, guardian." Such extended definitions give a fuller sense of the word in question, which will help avoid both anachronisms and confusion among users of the lexicon who may not be native speakers of English.

Danker's edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch will be an indispensable guide for Biblical and classical scholars, ministers, seminarians, and translators.